After reading all your response about buying a full size violin in a previous thread, we took a tour of a few violin shops in the area. Our experience has been very very enlightening. In shop after shop, we were told that the country of origin determines a violin's price primarily. We liked the sound of a Czech violin that was priced way way below an unknown maker Italian violin. Maybe we still have to look some more. But, in the meantime, we are confronted with an alternate option. My husband has an Italian friend who will be traveling to Italy soon. He has been kind enough to help us with a violin purchase. In the $1000 price range for a full size, do you think we will get a better quality violin in Italy than here? We have asked him not to buy a factory made one. For us, new or old does not matter so long as it is hand made. In the unlikely event, we dont like the violin AT ALL, we can sell it and fetch a good price, considering that it is ITALIAN. What do you think?
Thank you for all your response.
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