I find it amazing to think about where my violins were made -- and how far they traveled to wind up in my hands!
Under my roof, I have violins made in Italy, Germany and Japan. I used to have one made in Montana, in the United States. If I add my students' instruments to this mix, I'm sure I could also include China, Romania, more United States and Japan...probably more!
Of course, the origin of your violin is not the same thing as where you bought it; to find out where it is from, look inside the instrument, on the label, which usually will tell you. If it doesn't, then you can ask the person from whom you bought it. The best luthiers are able to recognize an instruments origins simply from looking at it!
For the poll, please tell us where your violin was made. If you have more than one, tell us about your main violin, the one you use most often, and then tell us about the others in the comments below. Also, if your answer is "somewhere else," tell us where it is from in the comments below!
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