I would appreciate your thoughts. I am looking for an instrument, either new or older but well preserved to replace the violin that I love. My violin is falling apart on me. I have been trying out instruments, but so far I have been unable to find an instrument that would be similar to the slightly smaller violin that I own. I am not especially fond of the many Strad and Guadagnini copies (although I own a Strad copy by a Polish maker). It seems to me that the modern trend is to make violins as big as possible. There is nothing wrong with that except that it cannot work for everyone. I really enjoy playing my delicate violin. The only thing that I do not like about my fiddle is that it was influenced by Steiner and consequently it is a bit fat (but not as fat as actual Steiner violin). Here are my fiddle's dimentions:
350 mm Body lenght
157 mm Upper width
105 mm Middle width
195 mm Lower width
35 mm Rib height
330 mm String lenght
(I did the meassurements myself, so it can be slightly off, although I tried to be acurate)
Is there anyone here in the forum that also playes a smaller fiddle like me and if yes, who is the maker?
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