I am an amateur violin player, and I am looking for a new instrument around 15k.
I've looked lots of posts in this v.com(smiley's post was awesome), and what I've learned is that there is not an absolute better violin, but it's about personal preference. I listen to various of violins from youtube, and v.com posts such as 35/50 modern american violins, 30 modern italian violins (links are at the end if anyone is interested) to know what I like.
I am still getting it more clear about my preference of sound/tone, but at the same time, I want to see the instrument and play them in person. So I guess I would visit VSA 2018 next month to figure it out.
My concern is that I never visited the event before, and I don't know how many luthiers/violins at new instrument exhibition. Would you guys recommend me to go there and will it be worth it?
50 Modern American Makers(https://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20174/21113/)
35 Modern American Makers(https://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20184/25771/)
30 Modern Italian Violins(https://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/201710/22465/)
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