Advice for purchasing a good used/new violin for intermediate player.
I love my violin but it is an advanced student violin and I am thinking it is time to upgrade. I play in church weekly and at special events. I'm not a professional but I enjoy playing. I can't afford a lot, under $900. What should I look for? Should I buy new or used? I would like one with a warm, rich sound.
Brands aren't going to do you much good if you truly want the best sound for your personal taste.
I'm struggling here because when I think "advanced student violin" I am thinking of violins that cost well above $900. Clearly these terms mean different things to different people.
perhaps try a low end Scott cao instrument, they are pretty good for value. I know your on a tight budget, but i can't really give you much information. Violins classified as "intermediate" level violins are generally in the $2000-4000 range.
Even knowing that different people define the terms differently, I've never heard "intermediate" being used to describe a step up from "advanced student" -- everywhere I've looked, no matter how the tiers are defined, advanced student violins have been the tier above intermediate. That's where my confusion comes from.