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Which violin should I buy?
Which violin should I buy?
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narayanan
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September 21, 2018 - 9:39 am
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I am a student living in India and have been learning violin in Carnatic (Indian) style for close to eight years and recently started learning in Western style. I have a Stentor student violin currently. I am thinking of upgrading to a violin costing somewhere between USD 500 and USD 1000, within a year from now. I am exploring between Fiddlerman Master, Kennedy, Knillings. Can anyone please help me in making a choice or if you feel there are better options in this price range then suggest accordingly.

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Bella86
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Fiddlerman Master has very good reviews. It is the model I was first going for but ended up going a bit higher with the Soloist instead as it is probably the only violin I will ever buy in my life. Fiddlerman violins are usually priceworthy. I have no idea about the other brands. 
Something to consider if buying from Fiddlershop is shipping costs and possible toll/tax/import fees in your country that will make that violin cost a bit more in the end. (I spent about 350 USD extra on import taxes to get it to my country, and I think about 79 USD in shipping)

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You mention Fiddlerman and Kennedy.  In the US, other violin shops with house-brand shop-adjusted instruments with proper setups include Shar Music and Southwest Strings.  However, of the four, only Fiddlerman offers this forum and lots of free online learning resources, and you can see all of the effort that goes into that, and the nice community of players to support you.  Of course, if you have a local violin shop, that would be nice to support as well.

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narayanan
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September 23, 2018 - 11:44 pm
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Thanks a lot.

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September 25, 2018 - 9:48 am
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No matter what you choose, I'll be happy to help with any questions.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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narayanan
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Thanks Fiddlerman.

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