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Some packets from China are decidedly better than others.
I have been looking to obtain some "Cinderella" brand Chinese violin bridges since I saw one on a Cecilio CVN 600 violin that I purchased. This desire substantially increased when I began experimenting with the roasting process on violin bridges. But the only place I found them was on Amazon for, to me, a lot of money.
I finally found an auction for them on eBay and took a chance. They came yesterday.
I had been buying Chinese bridges in bulk and it is obvious that they were created using some numerical controlled machine such as a laser or water spray cutter (not that this is a bad thing). The Cinderella bridges are hand machined using a pattern outline. They are cut to a slimmer profile than the industry norm. But the biggest difference is the quality of wood used in the Cinderella brand. Each bridge is cut from a piece of maple bursting with vein "rays." I can't wait to roast them and try them out.
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