which violin

February 16, 2005 at 06:41 AM · I'm a violin fan, try to get a good instrument for a price range for $1500 to $3000, some guys suggested me "Kallo Bartok" from stringworks and "Karl Joseph Schneider Premier artist" from sharmusic ..., the tone i'm looking for is rich, darker and singing, even sound ...

Does anyone here want to share some experiences with these two instrument? That will be very apprepriate.

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February 16, 2005 at 09:41 AM · Both these violins are described as having a brilliant upper register. Is that what you want?

Liz

February 16, 2005 at 07:02 PM · Is that means the lower register lost some rich and darkness ...?

February 16, 2005 at 07:43 PM · Both those violins claim to have a rich lower register. I was wondering though, since you just specified "rich and dark" whether you meant that you wanted that tone all the way through the violin. If you do, go for something like a Gliga.

I have yet to find a modern German violin that could be described as anything other than bright so my choice out of the two you mention would be the bulgarian one.

liz

Liz

February 16, 2005 at 07:48 PM · Try Gliga violins from Romania.

www.gliga.ro

Sorry Liz, just read your responce. So, we have same opinion?

February 16, 2005 at 10:20 PM · i'd get the bartok based on teh name, that would be pretty cool.

February 19, 2005 at 04:24 AM · I tried out a Kallo Bartok for ten days and then tried a Jay Haide (l'ancienne model), which I found far superior in all registers. (To me and several other listeners it indeed has a richer and darker sound than the Kallo Bartok.)I bought the Jay Haide l'ancienne at a bit higher price than the Kallo Bartok($2400 total for the Haide), and felt it was definately worth it. Stringworks is a great outfit with a knowlegeable and highly professional staff, but in my experience for under $3000 you can definately do better than the Kallo Bartok. That may well go for the violin you're considering at Shar, too.

February 19, 2005 at 08:13 AM · I play a Kallo Bartok violin and I couldn't be happier with it. It has a very balanced tone which is warm and rich but still brilliant. Stringworks allows a two week trial period so if you are seriously considering the Bartok violin, go for it. If it's not for you then you can just send it back. Good luck!

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