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Win the Cecilio CVN-200
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MacBakam
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hey,

 

im fairly new to this forum, but i have foud many things more than helpful, but, i haven't got an opportunity to read about eligibility of those that are outside the US (maybe i wasn't careful in reading so far), but would be apreciated if someone is to explain it.

 

I play for over 2 years now, and have never tried out a electric violin (not so many cheap ones over here) but i would be glad if i win this one :D

 

failte!

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You would be eligible even in Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, the electric violin has been given away.

The CVN-200 is the next violin on the list. Check here for details.violin-student

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Hi i have never played the violin before but it as always been my favorite instrument. I am searching for a great violin that doesnt cost a fortune. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!!!!

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violinnewbee24 said:

Hi i have never played the violin before but it as always been my favorite instrument. I am searching for a great violin that doesnt cost a fortune. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!!!!

As a rule, a great violin costs a fortune. If you have never played, I would suggest borrowing one from someone that you know, renting a student violin from a music shop, or buying a cheap internet violin. Play on the violin for a while, until your skill out paces the instrument. Then shop for an intermediate violin, you will want to inspect it, play it, ask questions about it. Find a violin shop in your state, you will be able to hold a dozen violins and compare them. I bought a $100 violin from the internet, I played it for about a month and realized I needed something more. I still have my cheap Chinese violin, I still play it. I can bring it to work and not worry about it.

 

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Dave is right. However many people go Daves route and buy a cheap violin until they feel ready to upgrade. I actually believe that some of these fiddles are so good that you may not feel the need to upgrade. The problem is that you can't test them out before ordering them online. If one person gets a great violin from a manufacture and you order the exact same one there is no guarantee that it will be as good. They are made of wood which is a live material and never exactly the same. Also the bridges and sound-posts are cut fast and differ greatly from one to another. The strings are the cheapest possible and the chin-rests are very flat. These things are easy enough to change though. However, a violin with little, or a bad sound is very difficult to change.

Still, if I knew that I could get a CVN200 that sounds just as good as the one that I have at home, I would order another one and bring it to my luthier for a new sound-post. Even though I have a great violin, I really like the sound of this one and am pretty sure that it would sound many times better if the post was in the right position. It's too short now and very close to the f-hole. Also, playing in a violin makes an enormous difference. They need to be played on to open up.

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Thank you! I have been looking online and found one that you have reviewed for $99 as at least a good beginner violin and to fiddle around with until i get the hang of it. Thabks agin this has helped alot!!!

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Soory that is suppose to be Thanks!

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Don't get me wrong, my blue $100 special is not a redheaded step child...lol. I still love it. The instrument and I worked together to discover I still want to play violin. When I play it I still smile!

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Dave

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I had 2 uncles that could play anything in front of them and watching them play made me want to learn how. I love the way the violin sounds. So i have picked that as a good first instrument to learn. My only problem is learning how to read music i have never got the hang of that yet.frown

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Try my Violin Fingering Game and the Rhythm Counting game. Look at the Fingering charts and Rhythm and counting chart too.

All these and more can be found on the top menu under Learning Tools.

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David
You said that you take your chinese fiddle to work and play it there. I'm a bit concerned. You're a lineman, I hope you aren't playing on top of a poll. :).... Of course the sound would really carry from up there.

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Ok. This is a random question. Fiddlerman, why do you only purchase Cecilio violins? I mean I went to the website where you bought it and I saw there are other brands like the Mendini but so far I only see your reviews on cecilio violins. Is cecilio better than mendini by chance? :)

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Oh I have one more question. What does CVN stands for?And why are there so many series like CVN 100, CVN 200 and more? Sorry I am really a beginner so I don't know a lot. >.<

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Mendini is made by the same company but is their cheap version.

I didn't pick the violins myself, Cecilio sent them to me to do reviews in which I can do whatever I want with afterwards. I also told them that I would be completely honest about the reviews just in case they were terrible. Turns out I think that they are terrific value for the money.

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Ouhh I see. Thanks for answering my question. I was ,as usual, curious again.  :)

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