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  1. Thanks for this . There is this one worrying quote : "--A good sound at the start is often a sign that the maker has done things that sacrifice long-term quality for immediate salability. --" I am person who is focused on tone and its projection and I guess, overthinning the plates might be one which might jeopardize the violin structurally or any other aspect in the future. Anyone knows what the other sacrifices might be?
  2. Assuming a violin is already producing a good sound at the start, is it possible for it to sound even better after playing it? Will the sound gradually open up or suddenly open to sound even more open, e.g more projection, deeper G string etc ?
  3. How does the sound of the 1755 differ from the 1775 model as I suppose there were changes Guadagnini made to his models during this period of time? Any other significant changes to the sound or model ?
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    Roger Hargrave

    Thanks. I tried his website but it has been almost 2 months and I have not heard from him. So I was wondering if it was correct.
  5. Hi, I have just a small query. Does anyone knows if Mr Roger Hargrave is still making violins? Or if there is any violin shop which sells his violins in particular? I have tried contacting him on his website but seems there is no reply. Thanks