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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.


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    For a beginner I would suggest a pawn/loan shop for best price for a used instrument..a high value one would not be a good investment in your case.
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    Yep, Life is the series of choices you make. And wake up every morning you get up can making them, starting from your clothes and ending up with a cafe to go. In making a choice, we always strive to pick the best one. And investing in a violin is something that you need to think about seriously, because you need to have the best violin, as buying on a whim may result to wasting a lot of money.
    And coming to the violine choice here is the pretty good looking post for those who seek the best - https://consordini.com/best-violin-brands/

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    AlderonFrederic: Yep, Life is the series of choices you make. And wake up every morning you get up can making them, starting from your clothes and ending up with a cafe to go. In making a choice, we always strive to pick the best one. And investing in a violin is something that you need to think about seriously, because you need to have the best violin, as buying on a whim may result to wasting a lot of money.
    And coming to the violine choice here is the pretty good looking post for those who seek the best -
    [/COLOR]https://consordini.com/best-violin-brands/
    You're right.

    It does need serious thought.

    That's because it's hard to become a good violin player, and in the early stages, it's not worth investing in a costly instrument in case you give up.
    (I am using the generalised 'you', not referring to anyone in particular.)

    My advice would be to do as I did - buy a cheap violin but have good strings put on it.

    Practise for six months till you know that it's become part of your life, and then buy a better violin.

    An alternative is to rent a good quality violin for the first few months before buying one of your own, once you know that the instrument is for you.
    Renting is apparently fairly easy in America, but not the usual thing in the UK.
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    Good luck!

    You can find good violins collection by Muzikhaus Berlin, and to buy online, visit http://www.muzikhausberlin.de/schnur/violins.html

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