priya Posted May 26, 2010 Report Share Posted May 26, 2010 I've played thousands of instruments, and think that in general, the better known makers deserve their reputation, as well as the prices.If you don't think so, lets put your $200 violin alongside some in a hall, and see what the audience thinks. There are actually very few people making a full-time living as makers (not counting the factory workers). Most have some kind of a"day job", maybe violin related. Even if one has sufficient demand to be full-time and get reasonable prices, it's not a great strategy for getting rich. A young lady need a violin for a concerto. The conductor it not like her violin, a Bisach, a bit strident. The conductor lend her my $200 who then brought it her teacher Itzhak Perlman. He loved it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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