Whether 'tis nobler to stay with that which wast - or to take arms (keys, etc.) againts a sea of varnish, and by opposing, end that newness!
OK - enough of my cutsie psudo-Shakespeare! At least since the 19th century some makers have made new violins look old with varying degrees of success. Today some makers only make fresh work, some only antiqued, and some both. So, friends, Romans and countrymen (-there I go again!-) what is YOUR preference?
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