I bought a violin from large online music shop in europe in year 2012. I enjoyed started playing it till now.
Now I realized that fingerboard projection of violin is lower than normal 27 mm. It measure around 24 mm (23.5 to be exact)only. String angle on D string (measure at bridge) is also approximately 3 or 4 degree larger than normal (ie string lies flatter on the violin). String clearance above the fingerboard is normal ~5 mm (FB to bottom of string at fingerboard end/tip) on bass and ~4.5 mm on E string.
My teacher says the sound of violin is chocked somewhere even with new bridge and soundpost (adjusted properly). I suspect that low FB project may be issue. I also begun to realize myself after recoarding my own playing on this violin and other chinese violins I bought. The sound of the violin is not as full even though those chinese violin cost quarter of the violin in question.
I wrote to both music shop and manufacturing company (both in Germany), they both responded and required me to give drawing and diagrams (I haven't given send them back yet).
I am wondering if it will be counted as manufacturer's defect or intentional design for specific violin model. Does anyone face similiar issue before? Will manufacturer likely to do anything?
It is good to get a luthier fix the problem since violin worth only ~600$? I don't know the cost of repairing yet. Otherwise, is the only remaining option sell it?
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