Let’s talk about the Neck

If you do not play the violin or seen one up close, you may misconstrue that parts of the violin are not removable such as the bridge which can actually be moved rather easily and is just balanced in its place by the tension of the strings.  Upon loosening the strings, the bridge will comeContinue reading “Let’s talk about the Neck”

What Makes a Good Violin?

Over the years having performed and taught many students in different countries, I have had the privilege of playing violins in every size and lineage of American, Eastern European and European makers to the China makers and I even now sell my own line of violins.  So what makes a good violin and why doContinue reading “What Makes a Good Violin?”

How to Much to Pay for a Professional Instrument and How to Choose one 

Here are some pointers from Strings Notes for those of you with a budget to buy a violin at (USD) $10,000 to $15,000. This category price would also put you in what is classified as “Professional Instrument” category.  According to this article, this price range is very safe especially if you were to buy an instrument fromContinue reading “How to Much to Pay for a Professional Instrument and How to Choose one “

The Value of Old and Modern Violins 

It is true and well known that antique violins fetch high prices for their antique value if made by a famous maker.  It is well documented who these makers are and there is actually a guidebook with their names recorded in it. To think that that all violins that are old would be worth thatContinue reading “The Value of Old and Modern Violins “