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Dianne Adkins
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I have a french violin, made in 1920 by Paul Saul. (Kaul). It’s sixth in a set of six violins of this type or style that he made, and it has papers of previous ownership, an insurance evaluation by Wurlitzer (no longer in business I think). I was intrigued to learn that Yehudi Menuhin owned my violin at one time. I bought it from my teacher in college. It has a bright, open sound and I often say it is ‘very unforgiving’ because every sound you make comes out clear and exposed. On the plus side, it allows for less effort when playing to get a maximum sound. It’s hard to fathom that in 4 years it will be 100 years old!