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On my new Chinese "experimental" violin...I noticed the saddle is painted on. 1. Why? (Other than a time saver?) 2. Will this cause any problems over time? 3. How difficult would it be (for a skilled luthier of course ) to put in an ebony saddle and would it be worth it? 4. Off topic, but related to the violin in question: The ebony 'protector' (what is that called? Does it even have a name?) to the button is also painted on (it is a Maggini copy after all, lol). While that doesn't matter one way or the other, given my druthers I'd still prefer it to be real. How hard is that to put on?