Hi all v.com people
I recently borrowed a "cheap" chinese violin (I think it's a Palatino) from a friend.
Well, expecting it not to be/sound that good, I was amazed to find that, with who knows what strings on it, a bent bridge, and a bow I'm not sure what to think of (the screw is at an angle to the stick of the bow), the violin still has a surprisingly good sound.
I have a couple of things I'd like to ask all those knowledgable people on v.com:
Is this actually a good brand of factory violin? I'd never heard of them before borrowing this one.
The sound was reasonably good, but sounded as though it was getting 'trapped' inside the body of the violin. Is this just how Palatino's sound? or is this a bow/soundpost/string/bridge issue?
Otherwise any and all comments welcome.
I normally play a stentor 1 just so you know what I'm comparing it to ;o)
Thanks in advance.
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