Although I am not an expert, I am a young professional who has had the chance to play on very fine instruments while studying in London (Pressenda, Long Pattern Strad, Ceruti, Rota, Hel, etc.). Having returned to my homecountry of Portugal, I would like to start a collection in order to lend good quality instruments to students who don't have the possibility to afford them themselves. Besides, I love the violin, the instrument I play, and finding beautiful and good sounding specimens gives me great pleasure. I don't believe I have to be an expert in luthierie to start a violin collection.
Well, not having the opportunity to try it before paying for it, I think I will not pay this price for the instrument. Thank you for your help and welcoming message.
Thank you for welcoming me! I appreciate your help. I don't think I will buy this instrument.