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Wow, that was a very great review. Especially since I know you know what your talking about! Haha. This is much better than the ones on the site that are either, "I hate it, don't get it", or "It was good." This really did help, and I think I am going for the CVN500. It was the first one that I found, and actually how I found your youtube! Thank you so much for putting all the effort into this for me. I feel very welcome here already! But the 500 sounds nice so i'll probably go with that one. Thanks again!
The author is a personal friend who ships a lot of expensive violins.
Just for info.
His greatest fear is the tailpiece (Wittner) laying on the varnish !
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
My violin was around $200, but included setting up the bridge and new strings, tuning and other inspections. I'm not sure if they changed the sound post, but they made sure it was properly tuned and inspected it for damage. The shopkeeper said the strings used in shop were higher quality than the standard ones, so I'm inclined to believe him. I'm curious to see the difference in quality between the two violins. Do you have any starter points as to how I'd go about comparing the two?
It's not a VSO. I think it was ordered from Shar, but I'm not totally certain. I ordered one, but the music store stopped doing business with the supplier from the catalog so they swapped my order without telling me what brand they swapped to. I had a 3/4 sized one first, which was too small for me, so the store swapped it for the same one in 4/4 size. Then they sold the 3/4 size in the shop and had it labeled as "Shar."
It has a very nice sound (when it's not me that's playing it) and clear bell tones. Since the instruments are around the same price, I wanted to see if they were the same quality.
Having done tons of reading and made feeble attempts at saving up the relatively meager sum required to buy even a cheap Cecilio, I must say that I rather enjoyed watching/reading the reviews of the CVN-200/300/500. You can only read about these instruments so much before you have to just hear someone play it to its maximum so that you know what your goal is 🙂
Anyone know of a broke college student violin fund? 😛
As for the looks, I prefer the look of the Mendini