does anyone know a good luthier in New Zealand who can make a violin within this budget range or stretch a little bit?
Prefer contemporary violins as I have little knowledge about antiques, also I guess my budget is nowhere near the threshold of a "good antique violin".
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He made one of my violins while he was still in the US and it’s a wonderful instrument. I’ve had some friends as well as professors play it and they’ve said it’s a very good instrument especially considering what I paid for it. I’m not sure what they’re going for now since he’s moved but I would imagine that his violins would still be in your price range. I tried another one of his violins when I was looking for a new one last year and it was priced at $7000 USD and I bought mine for $6000 USD in 2021.
He has an instagram where he’ll post his work/progress by the name of mccarthyviolins. He’s currently working on a new violin, but I’m sure he’d be interested in building you a violin.
I take a look at Mccarthy's Instagram, looks pretty nice as well, I'll reach out and attempt to get my hands on one to try if possible.
Thanks so much again, guys! I now have some directions.
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