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.
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.
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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Thanks. I did that now I can't edit my original post anymore.
Really nice review - great sounding violin! 🤗
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