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Holstein Traditional Cannone (beginner review)
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SEHatfield
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May 2, 2022 - 11:47 am
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I've had this on a trial for a few days and wanted to give some initial thoughts from a beginners perspective. 

First. The craftsmanship seems to be excellent. Even though it's not a workshop or benchmade model it is excellent. The varnish is even, there are, as has been explained, a few small antiquing marks here and there as well as the color on the back. The pegs turn smoothly (I'm getting used to only having the E fine tuner, which is fun). 

Second. Compared to my turn of the 20th century German trade violin it really projects. 

Third. From a beginner's perspective, for some reason it seems easier to play. Not sure exactly why yet but it does. Maybe the setup. Maybe the much better quality strings, bridge, etc. but it does. 

Fourth. I really love the G string on this. As a Guarneri it's supposed to be a little darker on average, and I like it.  

For my purposes this could be the last violin I purchase. 

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May 2, 2022 - 11:51 am
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I noticed on my old German violin, the bridge is not as sharply curved, it is a little flatter or more gradual. The Fiddlershop Concert Deluxe is much easier to play. for me, I do believe it is the bridge.

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Mouse said
I noticed on my old German violin, the bridge is not as sharply curved, it is a little flatter or more gradual. The Fiddlershop Concert Deluxe is much easier to play. for me, I do believe it is the bridge.

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It could be Mouse. I'm gonna look now. I can't seem to upload a video yet. I've made it as low resolution as possible, down to 120 mb but still says it will take forever to upload. 

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May 4, 2022 - 9:20 am
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@SEHatfield 

About posting videos. Check out this link from the Forum Assistance room

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Mouse said
@SEHatfield 

About posting videos. Check out this link from the Forum Assistance room

Linking Videos to a Post

  

Thanks. I did that now I can't edit my original post anymore. 

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May 4, 2022 - 11:37 am
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Try this

 

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May 4, 2022 - 11:46 am
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@SEHatfield I emailed you.

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Ok, forget the email, SEHatfield. It seems you were able to do you wanted done while I was tyling up,your email, 😂😂😂. There is info in the email about editing your posts, though. 

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@SEHatfield -

Really nice review - great sounding violin!  🤗

In fact, you might want consider joining one, or more, of our Parties - to show off your new violin!  

Latest one is "Ode To Joy", which seems VERY appropriate, at the moment (lol) - almost all of the other Parties are ongoing and also great places to celebrate. 

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- Emily

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@SEHatfield - Excellent review, well done! I'm glad you were able to figure out how to post your video.

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SEHatfield

Good looking fiddle, your sounding good.

Thanks for the review and grats on the new fiddle. 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@SEHatfield Looks & sounds like a good fiddle!  Thanks for recording your review-- smile

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Looks beautiful, you have a nice tone going there.

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SEHatfield said
Try this

Thanks so much for the review @SEHatfield 

We really appreciate it. Nice dark tone. 😁

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