A friend gave me an old 3/4 violin. It's not in great shape and I'm told it would cost more to have it properly set up than the instrument is worth. So, I thought I might try to do it myself. I cleaned it up, put on an old set of (4/4) strings and an old 4/4 bridge that I had laying around. It all seems to work and for a beginner instrument, it might not be all that bad as my grandson decides if the violin is something he wants to pursue. My questions are: 1) If I buy a 3/4 bridge on ebay, what should I know first and will it be better than the 4/4 one that's on it now? The finger board seems set high so the bridge will need to be a little higher than customary.
2) The pegs on the instrument are mis-matched and not great. If I buy a set of ebony pegs on ebay, what should I know first and will I be able to fit them?
3) Is there anything wrong with using 4/4 strings on a 3/4 instrument?
Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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