I have been playing the violin for 14 years now and I recently started building my own. I repair violins for fun and I love making YouTube videos. I have a Stradivarius copy as my main violin from 1998 and I upgraded the tailpiece and readjusted the sound post and added a new bridge with silver strings. It sounds way better then before. My fiddles are hand made including the varnish. I teach beginners how to play the violin.