I played violin in the South Bend Jr. Symphony and the Notre Dame Orchestra, played many times as a soloist over all of my life. I made seven violins and play No. 3 because it just sounds the best of all of them. Violin has been a life time hobby and interest. I also teach one 13 year old and willing to repair any violin just for the experience. My Ipod is loaded with of the violin concertos and symphonies.