My Dads old HOLF German violin I call Poppa , My violin I bought from Kennedy violins I call Antonio I gave a little over $600.00 for its supposed to be intermediate level , and finally my newest violin I bought from China I call Maggie I paid $300.00 including shipping it came with a case and a bow and three rosins . If you haven’t been following the story on Maggie check out , the forum topic , Magic difference between fiddles , I messed up showing Maggie I got tired , What are your Opinions on these three violins ? On there tonal quality’s ? I will post another link on this show and tell , with Maggie later by herself when I am feeling up to snuff !
Beautiful little fiddle family, there, Steve. I wanted to like Poppa the best, and Maggie the least, and I thought they were all very good. However, Poppa mighta been slightly sweeter than the other two, but to my ear, Antonio and Maggie were close…I’m calling Antonio the overall winner…but they are all very nice. Thanks for the show and tell…I enjoyed it very much and they’re nice fiddles…it’s great to see them compared side by side…tough choice to know which to choose for what tune, I guess.
Cricket thank you , I will be changing parts out on Maggie as I have a replacement Bridge to do and a new tail piece and chin rest for Her , what I set her up with are old left overs that are not quit right the notch’s for the string placement on the bridge is off . I should have Her permanently setup by this coming weekend
Steve, I’m going to go with Cricket on the ranking of these fiddles. Although Maggie is a better value for the money, Antonio seems to have a nice mid-range tone that comes well through the mic. However, they are very close! I look forward to hearing Maggie when you get her all set up!
PS~ Great work on the tune as well. You are continuing to improve!