Setup a cheapo $30 violin?

April 28, 2018, 7:09 AM · I bought it online from China 1/8 size for my toddlers. The sound post came loose, bridge not installed.

Asking a violin luthier here in Israel wanted $150 to setup my old meisel violin. Not sure if I can find a cheaper setup from a more generic music store. I read tensioning the strings with out the sound post will ruin the violin. It's only $30 fory twin 2 years old to play with. If it was only like $20 for a sound post installation I'm okay with that, not more. Advice?

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April 28, 2018 at 03:20 PM · Not a blog. You might want to re-post this in the discussion forum instead:

http://www.violinist.com/discussion/

It would get more notice there and more responses.

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