UPDATE! Thank you for all your help guys! I've come home with a lovely well suited violin to me! Yay!
Hello, I'm looking to purchase a new violin around $1,000. So far I've been playing on a Mendini MV400 (Off amazon $100) for a year and I've decided to continue on violin and wish to upgrade to something that will last high school and college.
I've been to my local luthiers and have found a Howard Core Dragon 10 which I love. I'd appreciate info on it and demo videos. I've found some of fiddlerman's.
But I've been searching only for quite a while and I can't really find many people talking about specific names and brands. When I was at the luthiers each violin had a sorta name attached to it. But online I can't find which ones are the most recommended or sound the best or anything.
So please help out! Thank you!
I can spend under $2,000. Preferably $1,200. Spending higher than that may prove very difficult.
The violin I like is located at Palmer's Violin shop.
Other shops nearby are the Oklahoma violin shop, and little Rock violin shop. However I may not be able to get my parents to go there.
I've heard a lot of recommendations for Robertson and sons.
Edit: I found out some available violin names. But I still need info.
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