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muslimviolinist
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Should have fittings made from ebony, should have maple top, back, and sides, inlaid purfling, if it has a nice flamed back and sides that may be a good indication, but some now have artificial flaming. Strings, look for quality strings such as Thomastik Dominants, etc. make sure you get one set up, there’s a world of a difference between one that is and one that isn’t