A former student of mine recently had her modern violin checked over and was told the fingerboard was a couple mm low. My old Sylvestre also has a slightly low fingerboard angle.
My question is this: How much difference in sound will there be if the fingerboards are raised, say 2 mm?
Also, how important is it to make the adjustment where the neck meets the body rather than just shimming the neck or cutting a new fingerboard with the angle built in?
Anyone had experience with this adjustment?
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