I was using a 16.5 rental viola from Shar Concert and got quite used to the sound although it was too big for me to handle properly. Fingerings were hard.
So my new Gliga Gama 15.5 came in and although I love it. It just doesn't seem to project like the 16.5 (even with old strings because I didn't like the Dominants the Gliga came with). The poor Shar Concert is pretty ugly but it has a nice sound (very warm).
Is this normal for 1 inch to make a differnce in warmth and projection? I guess it makes sense. Or should I suspect the Gliga and send it back (got 7 days to make up my mind). Makes me want to also buy the 16.5 for slower pieces where I have enough time to get my fingers where they need to be.
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