I forgot to ask, you how your new violin treating you? I think about upgrading mine now and then to a slightly better quality of violin closer to your Damiano
The Damiano is on order. Picked up a good Pernambuco bow, from here, too.
What I have now is a DZ STRAD model n365 ordered from Amazon for around 600 bucks before I found this site. When I get My new Violin, My Daughter wants My old one as She wants to start practicing again. I’ve turned Her on to this site.
I think what I have now is a Chinese company but has DZ America in New York and perhaps they are made there as well. It sounds good for what little I know, Supposedly Russian Maple dried 10 Years, blah blah blah, but It appears nice enough. I think I will be spoiled on the Damiano, though. I’m so excited about it, I’m about to piss My pants!
I’ve heard go Italian if You can, but most are out of My price range. I trust Michael and the reviewers here on the Damiano and Michael has been great to work with, so if One doesn’t know, trust in Others Who do.