Russell L Coe violin

November 7, 2017, 1:17 PM · Hi.
Newbie here so please excuse any transgressions in advance.
I'm looking to step up from my current intermediate Sandner violin which I purchased new in 1999.
I'm thinking of trialing an instrument by Russell L Coe of IN. I think he was better known for his violas.
Does anyone have one of his instruments or would be able to comment on its sound and/or quality of construction.
Thanks
Richard Yee

Replies (2)

November 7, 2017, 1:47 PM · I recommend trying a variety of affordable violins and picking your favourite one.
November 7, 2017, 4:23 PM · Hi and welcome Richard, I think it is important to trial any instrument for a few days in your home and maybe play it in a school music hall which is a much bigger area to test in. I also think it a good idea to take this instrument to another competent luthier and pay for an inspection and evaluation of it. There are so many things that can be off and super expensive to set right on some instruments.


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