I have this perpetual problem where some of my students' parents figure that it is financially more reasonable to buy their students fraction size instruments. Now, while I am against that idea in general (they grow out of them), many of these instruments have a super shiny high gloss finish, unfitted bridges, and pegs that always slip. Plus, they have zero tone, and even my better students don't sound as good as they could and are always out of tune.
I have no idea where they are getting these instruments from. Do you?
Without stepping on anyone's toes, how do I keep people from purchasing these instruments? Who in their right mind is making them? Oh, the horrors.
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