Buying Fiddle....HELP!

Buying Fiddle....HELP!

Buying Fiddle....HELP!    16:42 on Friday, September 07, 2007          

(16 points)
Posted by GegabeltF

Ok, so i'm investing in a fiddle. I've been playing for over 4 years now, and have hired one all that time, never really considering buying one.
I have found the fiddle for me, nothing perticually exciting, but it's within my price range and reasonable quality.
It's a Stentor Conservatoire, full size, outfit. It costs 180. for the kit with the full set up.
I found the same thing, minus set up, for 110. The thing i'm wondering about though, is colour.

The 110 looks like this-
A very red, plasticy colour.

The 180 looks like this-
I much nicer, softer brown tone.

I dont know about you, but the seond, more expensive one, looks a lot nnicer. I know you shouldn't really judge a violin on its colour, but i dont want a cheap-loooking fiddle.
S i need to get this straightened out. Their both claiming to be the same fiddle, but one is a different colour and more expensive. Are they both the same? Does anyone else have a Stentor C?
Thanks SO much for your help!

Re: Buying Fiddle....HELP!    12:33 on Friday, September 14, 2007          

(68 points)
Posted by elidatrading

I would think it is highly likely that the difference you are seeing are to do with the photo rather than anything else. All the Conservatoires I've ever seen look the same.


Re: Buying Fiddle....HELP!    04:47 on Saturday, September 15, 2007          

(42 points)
Posted by Yonina

Hey, i dont have 1 but i like the look off the second one, i dont think its the photo. the first one looks more red...

dunno if that helps but...

Good luck....

Re: Buying Fiddle....HELP!    03:55 on Sunday, September 16, 2007          

(16 points)
Posted by GegabeltF

Thanks so much! I have gone for the very red one, as my fiddle tutor said it was proberly a rubbish photo, or just any old picture of a full sized fiddle and case.
Thanks for your help.


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