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Gliga Vasile violin

Instruments: Is anyone familiar with this violin? Does anyone know how it compares with the Andreas Eastman 305 reviewed in the "Strings" article?

From P Endsley
Posted April 1, 2005 at 07:02 AM

I am an adult beginner student, and have only been taking lessons for about a few months. I have been renting a typical school band type instrument and am now interested in buying a violin. I've read the article in "Strings" which gives a guide to purchasing your first violin. I'm trying out a Gliga 'Vasile' violin right now and like it, after having tried several vioins at a local, reputable music store. But of course it is a noticable improvement, even by my beginner standards and ear, over the rental instrument I had. So, I have two questions: Is anyone familiar with this violin? I know it would be more than fine for me now. But I want to still be happy with it as I ever so slowly, tortuously, improve, in say 10 years. Does anyone know how it compares with the Andreas Eastman 305 reviewed in the "Strings" article? I have the opportunity to try one of these when the store gets it in and exchange if I prefer. But again, at this point I don't have much background to try to judge. Thanks for your thoughts.

From Rita Livs
Posted on April 1, 2005 at 07:09 AM
Read about Vasile Gliga violins in the archive, under 'Instruments', the title is "Have You Tried Maestro Vasile Gliga Violins".
From Kristin Damore
Posted on April 14, 2005 at 02:27 AM
I play a Gliga and I love it! The tone is beautiful. I am also a beginner and noticed a difference in my playing after picking ip this violin. I couldn't part with it.


From Michael Molnar
Posted on April 14, 2005 at 02:15 PM
Here is a Time magazine article about Vasile Gliga and his violins:


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