New visitor to the site, and new student.
As a new, 27 year old student, I've decided to buy my first violin using those nice tax rebates (probably not the consumer retail purchase they had in mind, but oh well). I have pretty much decided to go with a Gliga Gems1. There seems to be some positive feedback on these forums about the brand as a good one for beginners.
When I purchase what options should I choose.
Should I upgrade the tailpiece to one with 4 fine tuners or is fine tuning something I won't be doing much of at first and can always upgrade later?
Is the standard bow a good one for beginners?
There seems to be alot of different variation's in each model, but they are all the same price. I see normal, and antiquated and a dozen choices within each of those. I know that as a handmade model there will always be differences in sound that of course cannot be known over the internet, but aside from playing it when I get it (And taking it to a local luthier for a more professional assessment), is the difference just the look of the Violin?
Also, is violinslover.com the right site? and have people had good luck with it? Secure checkout and everything? Site looks a little low-tech, that's why I'm asking.
Thanks for the help, look forward to joining the violinist community.
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