Well, there’s the Strad I found in my attic, but I don’t play it. My first violin was a Cecilio cheapie. My second was a step up, Chinese violin from another dealer. I’m currently waiting on the arrival of a Tia Bruna from Superior Violins. Very excited to play this new one! I love these stories about violins that go way way back. Such an interesting history and a testament to how a well cared for instrument can last! I love seeing the old ads from Sears catalogs for violins, too.