I was wondering what “brighter” meant when referring to a violin. I thought it would be good to try both types to get a better understanding. I will have to wait until the beginning of the year to pay my card down enough to where I’m comfortable charging anything else, but I probably will then. If I don’t in January, I will when I get the tapes off in a few months. I just recently started focusing on playing left-handed, (pain with bowing), so it will take a little longer. Besides, I’m still afraid of scratching the one I have more. How do I get past that fear?