I have owned only one violin since I started playing as a kid. I have played a few other instruments here and there for various reasons throughout the years. I was always struck by the noticible difference between these violins in terms of tone and feel. However, I recently got my hands on another instrument to try out for a couple of weeks. I have been swapping between my violin and the loaner to note the differences, and new idea came to me. It seems that the differences in these two violins point out difference in my playing that seems to synergize my efforts. I actually think that swapping between the two helps me play better. Of course, I have a preference for my own violin, but I am now considering seriously buying this loaner violin so I have 'options', and may indeed have the possibility to play better.
So my question is: has this occurred to you, and how many different violins do you play regulary?
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