I have heard recordings of violinists at a very young age who do not use these master violins (examples: Sarah Chang used a 1/2 violin that was not a master violin for the making of her first album and a 3/4 for the Tchaivkosky album) I know that Midori used a 3/4 guaneri but i think that the sounds coming from Sarah Chang's violin sounds equal as midori's.
I know countless violinmakers whose violins sound very very good. But they are just not as old. What are your thoughts? Why do "famous" violinists use Strads and Guaneri? I know there is a bit of touching up the tone on some of the smaller violins but i would like to know what you guys think.
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