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    Priscilla Gaskins
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    Has anyone found finally the violin that they absolutely love the sound?When I first started violin I started cheap-got one from a friend who restored them for $200-then got another from him for a little more-but always my violin never sounded as pretty as anyone else’s-found a really good luthier and he gave me a trade in on my 2 violins and got one for $600-then I found Michael! He introduced me to the Damiano-it is a very good instrument and was pretty well satisfied but still something missing- then he introduced me to the Kowalski and I have found the sound I want-I now have my forever violin!! Soon as I get it paid for then I will give it a name!!

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    MaryKateW
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    I’m not at that stage yet. My intermediate level violin will last me several years. Unless I get a lot better, it will probably be my forever violin.

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    goldslinger
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    When I first started; I didn’t even know what good sound was.

    After many Months and many videos, etc. I developed the ear that most agree makes a good sound. It is subjective for different Genre’s, fiddling You want very bright for the most part etc.

    As for My favorite, I finally moved up to the Euro class at Superior Violins and I’m spoiled. Bright, but lush, rich sound is what I’m getting.

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    Marlayum
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    I do not believe I have found my forever violin yet…or let me rather say, I could probably find one through Michael, but need to find the dough first!

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    Laurie Trlak
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    I got my new Damiano yesterday, and as I couldn’t justify paying more than this for a violin (unless I went pro), I think I have found my forever violin. It has incredible resonance and overtones. I thought I had found my forever violin before with the one I bought in college ($1,000), but this one blows the other one out of the water so to speak.

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    Marlayum
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    Since I posted above, I managed to get a Damiano to try and I enjoy the sound. Michael was right, I do like it better than the pretty nice violin I had before. It does make practice and lessons more of a joy:-)

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    Charlize Randle
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    Well honestly I haven’t found my forever violin but I will keep working and even then my progressing is still going to determine whether I get a new one but one day I will buy my forever violin. I know it will probably be from here.

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    MaryKateW
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    I would like to get both of my forever violins from here. I will definitely get the right-handed one here. Does anyone know if Michael sells left-handed violins?

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    Suzanne Cox
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    This is a fun topic! It took me 4 weekends of shopping to find my forever violin. I bought it the summer before I went away to college. I fell in love the first time I played it. Though as a professional teacher and player, I will probably get another violin one day. But the violin I play on now has been through too much with me. I will always love it, and we will never part ways.

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    dilawless54
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    I am not sure if I have my forever fiddle or not. I am in the process of trying different strings on it to see if I get the sound that I want or not. I had it to a Luthier and he adjusted the sound post, changed the angle of the neck and new bridge and checked it over for any defects. That really improved the sound but I am not quite there yet. I might end up trying some different fiddles out to see if it is ME that is the limiting factor or if it is my Fiddle before I jump into buying anything else I want to make sure that it isn’t just the strings or me making it not quite the sound I am looking for.

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