Hello, I am a 15-year-old beginning violinist. My high school is on a thing called a "block schedule" in which each class is one hour and thirty minutes. I have been playing the violin for two of these semesters, and at the beginning bought a greman Helmke violin from an ebay company called great-tunes. It is the only instrument I have ever owned, and it has been okay so far.
However, within the last two months, my tailpiece has had a "ringing" or more like an annoying buzzing sound coming from what seems to be the E string fine tuner area. Another thing is that it is unfinished(albino is what my bass frind calls it, ha) and the area underneath the fingerboard has gotten rather dirty from sweat(kind of like the tape on a tennis racket after lots of use).I have a few questions i really would like some help on.
1. What is the buzzing noise? Not even my teacher(who is a professional) knows.
2. Should I get this instrument maybe sanded down and finished? It is a nice loud instrument that I like the sound to, though I have taken interest in violins older than me) or should i get a new/used one?
In advance, thank you for your help!It's appreciated.
3. I really want a good violin i can keep for the rest of my life, is there any way i can get a good violin maker to create an excellent violin for $300?(that's my budget, and my parents don't want to pay for anything except strings).
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