Hi, This is my first ever post. I used to play the violin when I was a kid (over 15 years ago), but I don't take lessons anymore. Once in a while, I'll take my violin out to play and I thought it's about time to get it looked at by someone because it sounds horrible. It's a Sofia (Grande) violin I received from my parents in 1991. I'm not sure how good/bad this violin is as I can't quite tell or compare to any others (except it was miles better than some chinese violins I had when I was even younger).
I was told that it needs a new sound post, bridge and string, which makes sense to me. However, I was also told that the fingerboard is too high at the end and it will require a "neck reset" and it will cost almost $1000 to fix it? The suggestion I got was to get a new violin at around $1000 which will sound much better than my current.
Does fixing the fingerboard (like getting a new one + fixing it on the violin) require that much $$$? I did not look at new violin as I dont' have a teacher right now and I won't be able to judge if it's a good violin. But I would like to get some suggestion on whether it really cost that much to fix it, and suggestions on whether my violin is good enough?
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