kathyk

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  1. ebay violins

    The 2nd one looks hand-made, I think. Which is no guarantee you'd like it, but at least it would be unique.
  2. For a student instrument, what is a good way to determine how much money to spend repairing damage? For example say it's a student violin running $2500 new, it's a few years old and was purchased for $1200, damage was not apparent to the buyer. To get it properly repaired and able to play the estimate is $1000, so nearly as much as new violin with no damage at all. And is there some kind percentage where if it exceeds a certain amount of replacement value it's financially unwise to repair? Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have on this! -Kathy
  3. Short Chinese video on violin making

    Well that was interesting. What was that scrubsy thing they ran the bow over at the end? Some kind of rosinator?
  4. Today I bought a violin at Wal-Mart!!!

    Just out of curiousity I looked for this violin at our (big ol') Wal-mart last night, but I didn't see any. There were some guitars and drum sticks up at the front of the store, is that the general area where you found the violin at your WalMart?
  5. Soliciting opinions

    Hopefully it will not get too hungry while you are sleeping.. muhahahaha. But seriously, it's a cool looking instrument! If it's playable and sounds good that's a plus.
  6. Eastman Strings Viola

    Maybe one of the "Master" series? I know the celli are easily in that range. I found this table from a google search, it looks like the list price might be around $5K for one of the master series viola, but not everyone sells for full list price.
  7. Mermaid guitar

    Beautiful instruments, both sites Here's a violin that is also quite artistic you might like looking at. http://www.alangoldblatt.com/g.../ArtNouveauViolin.html
  8. Funny Video

    "The url contained a malformed video id."
  9. Beware of Arte-Lemn in Ebay

    Nothing jumps out at me, uses 'private' auctions often, but I suppose with the more expensive instruments that is somehwhat common. Good but still not a lot of feedback.
  10. Strings

    quote: If you are in the States, JOHN PEARSE "Artiste" are very nice strings for the price. Yes, I agree. Not the easiest string to find though, I think juststrings was the only online store I found.
  11. Need some Viola Case advice please....

    The BAM HighTech viola is about $500 (slightly over I think) and is a very light and strong case. I have the cello version.
  12. lookin for graphite or carbon fiber bow

    http://members.aol.com/bowedst...iolin-bow-review.html I've found this a helpful review of various CF bows.
  13. Visiting Manfio´s Workshop

    OK I see the trick for seeing the .jpgs, don't worry if you can't see them by default just click on the little "attachment" links and they will come up. Thanks for posting!
  14. Visiting Manfio´s Workshop

    I don't see the photos either, but the video came through sucessfully of Manfio playing that beautiful cello! Oh I mean viola, but it's a *big* viola!
  15. Help! Sound post and bridge fell down

    Well I would think it would be safe enough to move your bridge just a little bit to see if that improves the A, but for the soundpost I wouldn't try it.