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CVN-500 or MV-650
I'm a beginner should I buy the CVN-500 or the MV-650???
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August 19, 2013 - 3:50 pm
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       Hey everyone this is the issue: I am a beginner, I have never touched a violin before but, I am in love with the music it can play, and the sound just gets to my heart! I think I should get the CVN-500 because of Fiddler man's review that the fingerboard doesn't require as much as the MV-650.... BUT however I fell in love with the rich dark tone the MV-650 has... What does everyone think of this? For a beginner should I get the CVN-500 or the MV-650? I just don't want to get the MV-650 and have a harder time in learning to play ....

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August 19, 2013 - 4:24 pm
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My rule of thumb is always buy the best gear you can afford. This doesnt mean that the best equals most expensive either. It is my assumption that only fiddlerman can truely answer your question though.

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August 19, 2013 - 8:33 pm
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The thing is, it's online buying, which means that there are percentage that the violin is unexpected, i.e, different sound, because not all violins even by the same maker, are alike, what FM reviewed is not the exact same one you'll get, yes you'll get the same brand, colour, etc. But the sound will always be different because violins are like human beings, not all are alike, besides, you will only be sure if you buy on a real violin/music store, the only thing I can suggest is to buy what you like and expect for the best, besides, all violins that fiddlerman sell are great, so worry no more :)

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August 19, 2013 - 11:14 pm
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What ozmous says about them not being even is completely true.
I am a little upset about their inconsistency. The good ones are real good and most can be set straight with just a little work. I am in contact with Cecilio from time to time about what to look for and what disturbs me and they sincerely want there instruments to be better.
Unfortunately we (fiddlershop) cannot inspect these instruments and still be able to sell them at competitive prices. It would cost us more to ship them here and then to the buyer. We dropship the Cecilio's. That being said, if there is a problem with the instrument you can exchange it and if you are not happy with it you can return it. Most are very satisfied with the CVN-500.
We don't sell the MV-650.
At your price range the CVN-500 is an excellent choice.

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