Report A few old violins compared in The Pegbox Posted June 17, 2018 I would go for the Guadagnini. But what strikes me most is how similar they are. We hear them of course all through a cheap microprophone which probably twists the tonal spectrum considerably. There is another such video where they mix in a cheap Mirecourt violin into a mix of interesting violins, and it is really not that bad. Interestignly, if you did this with violas the differences would be much greater. There are stylistic differences in violas (full tone vs nasal) that go way beyond a Bostonian vs a Alabama accent .