I play violin for my own enjoyment (and not very well)....however, I have a keen interest in the violin and other stringed instruments. My grandmother's family was quite musical. They toured the United States from NY to California in 1887 (2 violins, a cello and a flute). I have a diary my aunt kept from this trip. Also, my grandfather was an auctioneer and always was on the lookout for good violins...I have inherited 2 of these. My sister is the real violin player in the family, but we all enjoy music very much.