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Hi everyone! I was just wondering about a violin I saw. It has a willow wood back , and I was wondering what this type of wood would do to the sound quality/tone. This is the model:
Has anyone had any experience with this type of violin? I noticed the age rings in the willow are a bit wider too, does this effect the sound? One more question I have is about bridges. I found a Teller Germany bridge with a fitted "U" shape ebony piece for the "E" string, and is pre-notched; any ideas on if this may assist in creating a nicer tone?
I don't know anything about the willow but the Teller bridge has the ebony insert to stop the very thin E string from cutting into the timber and the notching gives the correct string placement and keeps them from moving out of position. I don't think that either 'creates' a nicer tone. The Teller bridge's quality alone makes them a good choice.
I could be wrong and I'm sure someone will correct me if I am
I had a look at the violin link. It's a nice looking violin. It will be interesting to see if anyone knows more about the willow
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I think FM Concert violin is your better choice. I myself got 2 of the Gliga Professional line, almost top of the line, and still having some issues with it, particularly the violin sounding and wolf tone issues, so their entry/student grade violin may suffer more, IMHO.
Good luck with your violin.