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  1. after visiting several luthiers i was running out of options, because they were asking for ridiculous prices for Chinese made violins. it seems to me that violin stores care less for beginners, and value customers that spend £1000's, its sad. Then i came across Hobgoblin, and as i walked i was greeted by a small family of violins, old, new and so on. i walked out with a "John G Murdoch &Co Maidstone" it cost me £500, and after arriving home and doing some research i noticed it may have been a bit overpriced, however the instrument has a certain warmth to it. Im sure its more than 100 years of age, and has outlived its previous owners, im sure of it. It is my first violin, and ill make sure to engage my soul whilst playing it thank you all for commenting.
  2. Hello, im a beginner to the violin game, and im london based. As you can imagine the violin stores here are quite high priced. I dont mind paying that amount once i master the violin. But currently im in search for a beginners violin. You mentioned some trustable ebay sellers here in the UK. Would you mind telling me their names, or even pasting links? Thank you in advance
  3. i live in London, and i did have a walk around the violin shops here, but they're incredibly expensive, most beginner violins starting from £400-500. So my idea was to buy a decent one. And currently i'm in search for a violin that doesn't need any refurbishment. So its consuming my time and energy... as you said, many of them can and will be fake.
  4. I really didnt expect someone to be so kind and generous over the internet, if you were close by, i would offer more than just a thank you. I was very naive indeed. your comment was one that made me really rethink my purchase, and i managed to retract my bid. The seller was really very unhappy. As someone experienced, could you point me towards the right direction, or even the right violin you see fit for a beginner? i dont mind the price or location, below are some links, they wouldn't need to be from the sellers below, I'm open to other suggestions or sellers on ebay. I want to thank you for your time and saving me from buying the wrong instrument, i will not forget your kindness. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/frcfra2011?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 http://www.ebay.com/itm/FINE-OLD-FRENCH-STRADIUARIUS-VIOLIN-see-VIDEO-ANTIQUE-922-/311783631094
  5. You are very kind and wise, i was very naive indeed. after reading your comment i managed to retract my bid. The seller was really very unhappy. As someone experienced, could you point me towards the right direction, or even the right violin you see fit for a beginner? i dont mind the price or location, below are some links, they wouldn't need to be from the sellers below, I'm open to other suggestions or sellers on ebay. I want to thank you for your time and saving me from buying the wrong instrument, i will not forget your kindness. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/frcfra2011?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 http://www.ebay.com/itm/FINE-OLD-FRENCH-STRADIUARIUS-VIOLIN-see-VIDEO-ANTIQUE-922-/311783631094
  6. thank you so much for your reply, i managed to retract my bid. The seller was really not pleased. As someone experienced, could you point me towards the right direction, or even the right violin you see fit for a beginner? i dont mind the price or location, below are some links, i want to thank you for your time and saving me from buying the wrong instrument, i will not forget your kindness. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/frcfra2011?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 http://www.ebay.com/itm/FINE-OLD-FRENCH-STRADIUARIUS-VIOLIN-see-VIDEO-ANTIQUE-922-/311783631094
  7. thank you so much for your reply, i managed to retract my bid. The seller was really not pleased. As someone experienced, could you point me towards the right direction, or even the right violin you see fit for a beginner? i dont mind the price or location, below are some links, i want to thank you for your time and saving me from buying the wrong instrument, i will not forget your kindness. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/frcfra2011?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 http://www.ebay.com/itm/FINE-OLD-FRENCH-STRADIUARIUS-VIOLIN-see-VIDEO-ANTIQUE-922-/311783631094
  8. Bought this violin from ebay for £400, it is a "Josef Kloz in Mittenwald 1760" - antique 4/4 violin, i am only a beginner, and this will be my first violin. (if i refurbish it) The wood is still in very nice antique condition with some light scores to the surface, some little chips also to the edges as you would expect with a used antique item. Also looks like there has possibly been a few little pieces of wood to the rim edges that may have been replaced or repaired, although I cannot confirm this, perhaps that is just the way it was made? Violin will need restrung and possibly may benefit from a clean and polish. is it worth it ? how much would it cost me extra? Thank you in advance!