My (new) luthier has recently put a new bridge on my violin which is a lot higher than I'm used to (3.1cm at G string side and 2.6cm at E string side with a fairly high curvature). This feels very high to me and I'm having trouble playing clearly at the top end of the fingerboard as the action is a lot higher. I'm also getting harsh string marks on my fingers. I'm not sure whether or not to get it lowered or maybe try gut strings or soft tension strings to decrease the tension. However, the higher bridge was put on in the first place to increase the tension of the strings.
I wondered if there is such thing as an 'average' bridge height, or is it purely personal preference vs. quality of sound?
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