I'm still on my off and on search for a new violin. I have been refusing to consider Chinese instruments due to the fact that I have owned two in the past and the sound deteriorated on them both after about a year. The neck started to sink on one of them after three months. Others that I have looked at had serious quality control problems right out of the factory.
My question is, does anyone have a Chinese made fiddle over two or three years old that has not deteriorated? I noticed in my search that when a dealer brings out a Chinese violin, it is always a new one.
I'm talking about violins in the $2000-$3000 price range.
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