nearly 3 years ago I rediscovered the violin and treated myself to a new (old) instrument. Since then I think I have improved a lot - and one aspect that changed was my ear to the violin itself. I found that the sound, while loud and expressive (lots of colour), was a bit withdrawn and worse, as I worked up the fingerboard it died at 5th position (positively squealed on the G string). My new teacher was not impressed and I realized a change was in order.
This is not easy, I am trading in my guy, Dudie. Hmmm. The price of personalizing an instrument.... I confess, its a bit like trading in your child....
Surely most on here have had to do the same thing: what was the incentive? Was it successful? Did you bond to the new instrument the same as you did to the old? And what happened to your Dudie??
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