I grew up playing lead electric guitar in a heavy metal band (this was in the mid to late 1980's), but fell in love with Classical music in 2005 and started taking violin lessons in November of that year. I really love playing but wish that I started as a youngster! I practice every day in hopes that I will be able to play in a quartet (or chamber orchestra) in the future.
I currently play a Scott Cao STV-850 "Il Cannone" Guarneri del Gesu copy. My bow is a CodaBow Classic.