Romanian violins

Edited: October 22, 2017, 11:00 AM · Hi all.
I have a romanian half hand made violin. I bought it for 600 dollar. My violin teacher and luthier said its a very good violin as an intermediate player and has a warm sound. Does all romanian violins warm? What are your experiences with romanian violins or violins like them.

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October 22, 2017, 12:17 PM · Every violin is different, and there's likely to be lots of variation in craftsmanship. I'd say, for instance, that Gliga (Romanian) violins fall under the mentioned category.
October 22, 2017, 1:22 PM · thank for your repliy. I also realised that my violin is heavier than some other violins. How can you describe this difference on the sound?
October 22, 2017, 2:47 PM · I don't know if weight really affects sound. Maybe it does.
October 22, 2017, 3:17 PM · Heavier violins tend to be less resonant, because the wood is too thick.
October 22, 2017, 7:16 PM · I have a Romanian violin purchased from my.local Luthier. It is heavier than my.previous violin but not by much. I think it has a nice warm sound.
October 24, 2017, 1:08 PM · I don't think there is specifically a Rumanian "school" of violin making as opposed to say, Cremona, Mittenwald, French (Mirecourt); therefore, no specific "sound" can be ascribed to Rumanian violins. That being said, I have encountered a number of Rumanian violins that have thicker tops, thicker bridges, etc., all of which lead to less vibration and a darker (more muffled) sound. These tend to be on the lower end (student instruments). I have also encountered excellent Rumanian violins that are warm, open, brilliant, loud, sweet, you name it. These instruments are each taken as individuals.

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