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What type of violin should I get?
Maybe has been asked too many times, but this one's new, I promise!
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December 13, 2013 - 12:01 pm
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Hi everybody!

My name is Arash, a new member of this great community, which I was so lucky to find and join.

I really don't know what type of violin to start my progress with, and I'm desperately in need of help. I want to start learning in maybe the next two weeks, so please share your information with me:

If I go by brand, I'll get pretty confused, because there are a lot of brands out there and it wouldn't make a good, quick choice. besides, I don't have ANY experience with violins. (I'm playing piano for 7 years now and maybe just know a few things about pianos.). I can't order a violin from (despite I so much like to do so) because I'm in Iran and can't afford to make any transactions with outside countries.

I'm 20 years old, complete beginner in violin field, and, as mentioned, with some musical background (just to make sure learning a new instrument won't be THAT hard).

This might not be the right topic to ask this question, or it might has been asked too many times, but I'm new to this community. I hope to learn more, later.

I'll appreciate ANY help from you, guys. and I hope to join your active discussions soon! THANKS AGAIN!


December 13, 2013 - 10:32 pm
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Sort of SUCKS you can't get one from the Fiddlerman shop. Guess you will have to walk the streets, and check out what one checks out in Iran. It don't have to be fancy. Just try and make sure you can get 5ths on it. > The good thing is once you get it > you will be able to learn by hanging here. You will learn how to play it. Do it!!!

December 14, 2013 - 3:30 am
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Thanks for the response. some questions, though:

So you're saying that model and brand does not matter, just needs to have a clear sound, right? I'm not sure I can test that myself...

Sorry, but what do you mean by "you can get 5ths on it"? I'm no good at any kind of terminology...

So I'll buy a cheap violin just to get started with, within this week. according to further responses from this forum, of course!

Thanks in advance!

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December 14, 2013 - 11:28 pm
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We have a friend from Iran that used to hang out here all the time. I realize that your country isn't all that small but he may be able to give you some good advice. I'll PM him. His name is Osama. He hasn't been here since August 2013 though. :-(

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