So, I'm in a bit of a quandary, and I need some advice. I have been looking for a violin to upgrade to from my student instrument, so I can take it to college for violin performance. The search narrowed down to two nice instruments with virtually no difference in price. Violin A I absolutely LOVE with as much love as you can have for an inanimate hunk of wood, but I'm starting to think that Violin B might be the better instrument and can take me farther. Violin B definitely has more power, and my teacher says she thinks it might have a richer tone, but that it's totally a personal preference. I have spent more time with Violin A, as I got to play on it for a few days before I tried Violin B, and to all intents and purposes I would have gotten Violin A as it was better than any of the others I had tried, IF I hadn't tried Violin B.
I would get Violin A, it's just that I am very serious about what I want to do in college, and I don't want to purchase an instrument that I would grow out of in a year, as I am starting to think would happen with Violin A. But at the same time I think Violin B is the ugliest instrument I've ever seen, and the ONLY thing I like about it is the sound. And I feel a very real affection for Violin A, but I am really starting to think Violin B is better........I am rather conflicted. :)
Thoughts would be appreciated!! :)
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