I haven’t played violin now for about 15 years, but I would like to get back into it, with the aim of eventually playing country, bluegrass, blues. I have a very basic learners violin from back when, but it doesn’t have a particularly resonant tone. I know it all very much depends on the talent of the player, but I think having an instrument with a lovely mellow sound would make a difference in some way?
I have been told German make violins are best. I’ve also been told that flattening the bridge is a good idea. But with so much choice out there I’d really appreciate some other opinions.
I basically want to buy a violin suited for the type of music I want to be playing, as traditionally authentic to the sound as possible.
Can anyone advise on what sort of violin I should be looking for?
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