I've seen other posts like this from ages ago, but I couldn't find a direct answer.
Background Scenario of me:
So I think I'm going to play the violin the rest of my life, for violin is a passion. Currently I have a $2000 violin from Potters Violin Shop, MD. For my next upgrade violin, I want to buy a violin that will last me at least until the end of college. After then, I guess I'll buy expensive violins when I start earning. I am thirteen now, and I've started when I was 4 (Not that this changes anything). I am in the top youth orchestra of central Virginia area, and I try to practice about 1-3 hours of violin everyday. I am probably not going to professionally, but I will take the violin as a serious hobby, maybe local orchestras or recitals.
Since I am a student, I must ask my parents to buy me a violin. So obviously, they wont invest more than $5000 for a violin. So I want the most I can get out of a violin thats under $5000. Does anyone know any good violin makers that have a sound that is way higher than its price point? Or should I go to a violin shop and ask for violins? If so, how should I ask them, professionally enough so that they don't take advantage of me. How many violins should I ask for at a time?
I've posted a post yesterday about the makers, and thanks to those who've answered that. I've realized that that wasn't a strong question so I decided to ask a new one.
I've heard that Jay Haide violins are good, if anyone knows better, than please share. I've done further research and found that I may be able to find a E.H. Roth violin in the (Under $5000) price range, but thats like impossible now. Sooo, does anyone have any good violin recommendations?
NOW time for BOW TALK. I've gotten a $125 "low quality carbon fiber" bow from a local violin shop. (You can laugh) I've heard sayings that your bow should be 1/3 of your violin price! I think I cant get the sound I need from my $2000 violin, so I'm getting an upgrade. Everytime I ask my parents, they get pissed that I'm asking for $600-$800 bows.
Does anyone have a STRONG NO FOOL-PROOF argument of WHY I should get a better bow?
There are many violin shops in the MD, VA, DC area, but what are the BEST? Potters? Perrin? Brobst? Vancanti?
Questions to consider answering:
- Best violin under $5000 for sounds better than price?
- How to ask dealers for good violins and how many at a time?
- Good argument for why I need a better bow?
- Good violin recommendations?
- Best violin shops in the MD, DC, VA area?
I live in VA btw
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