I currently have a Karl Joesph Schnider Soloist violin I bought last summer from Shar. To start with the violin was too bright, but my teacher thought it might open up and sound warmer after I played it for a while. A year later, its still as bright. I put Olive strings on it, which helped alot, but they're very expensive to buy twice a year. My biggest concern is that it goes out of tune, constantly. It started this winter where every 20 or 30 minutes it would go out. Now its every 5 or 6 minutes. I've tryed changing strings, using peg compounds, the works. The weirdest thing is that my A string goes sharp, not flat.
So this Weds. I am going up to Shar.
Should I: Have the people at Shar try to fix it, or trade it in and buy a new one?
Does anyone have any recommedations on violins for 2000-2800? I was looking at five.
Sofia Grande Violin
sofia Master Art
Collecter's Series Carlo Bergonzi Violin
Collector's Series Tommaso B. Violin
Collector's Series J.B. guadagnini
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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