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What's a good violin brand?
Old 13th April 2018
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What's a good violin brand?

I’m thinking about signing up for violin class. My online girlfriend loves classical music and always wanted to date a musician so, I was thinking of learning the violin before we meet up for the first time in an upcoming international dating social event in a couple of months. I’ve already researched a few good music schools or local instructors who are willing to come over to my place for the lessons but the only problem is, I don’t know squat about buying a violin myself. I could always ask the clerks at the music shop but I’m afraid they might sales-talk to me on getting the expensive but fragile one. I want something I can use and can withstand my noob playing for a few months and not break on me. Nothing grand but nothing too local is what I’m looking for. Musicians out here, please help me out.
Old 13th April 2018
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I’m thinking about signing up for violin class. My online girlfriend loves classical music and always wanted to date a musician so, I was thinking of learning the violin before we meet up for the first time in an upcoming international dating social event in a couple of months. I’ve already researched a few good music schools or local instructors who are willing to come over to my place for the lessons but the only problem is, I don’t know squat about buying a violin myself. I could always ask the clerks at the music shop but I’m afraid they might sales-talk to me on getting the expensive but fragile one. I want something I can use and can withstand my noob playing for a few months and not break on me. Nothing grand but nothing too local is what I’m looking for. Musicians out here, please help me out.
Great violins don’t really have brands, they have the luthiers that made them. Not that you should buy a “great” violin at this point.

Go to a violin shop and ask them to play some starter violins. I know, I know, you can’t play yet. They’ll likely take the time to show you how to hold and bow a violin. Maybe even how to tune one (they’ll likely just tune it for you.)

Just learn enough to bow a couple open strings. And go completely by sound. The right instrument will be inspirational. So when one of them lights something inside you and makes you want to learn and play and learn and play, then you’ve found a good violin.

Also, don’t learn violin for a girl. That’s what drums are for.
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Ask your teacher or music school about this, they probably know several instruments for sale that are suitable for students and your size. Do not buy anything from a 'generic' music store without proper experience in playing the violin.
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