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I'm interested in a MJZ violin and I have a few questions, mostly from not being able to try them out in person. I'm hoping some people who have purchased them will share their thoughts and experiences.
My first question is between the 907 & 909 models. From what I understand the difference is the back wood origin, 907 has Chinese maple and 909 has European. Does it really make a difference? The price is quite a bit more for the 909. If the 909 is higher quality overall then I can understand more the difference. If they're exactly the same but just different wood origin then I'm wondering.
My next question is between Guarneri or Strad. I haven't heard any comparisons so it's hard to choose. Would one be quieter/louder than the other? I've heard in general Guarneri is darker than a Strad, but I'm not sure how that applies to modern violins modeled after the originals.
If you've purchased one or played one, please let me know what you think. I can't recall reading anything bad about them, it seems they're very well liked.
As far as Strad and Guarneri comparisons, I would agree that the Guarneri model is darker sounding. And yes even the copies. The templates are slightly different. Graduations are not exactly the same. It's more a tendency though. There are exceptions.
Would one of them be louder than the other? Project more/less? If there a model you recommend? It seems the strad model is more popular judging from your videos.