1976 Parrot Violin

1976 Parrot Violin

    
1976 Parrot Violin    22:27 on Tuesday, February 22, 2005          
(Someone)
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I have not found anything about Parrot Brand vioins ! I think it`s probably because it is crappy but I still need info...ANYONE ????


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    10:31 on Wednesday, February 23, 2005          
(Elizabeth Ward)
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Cheap Chinese, about on a par with the Lark. Not made any more as far as i know.

Liz


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    05:31 on Tuesday, March 1, 2005          
(Edgar Patenio)
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YOU ARE TERRIBLY WRONG ABOUT THE PARROT VIOLIN BEING DISCONTINUED. IT`s STILL ON SALE. YES, IT IS MADE IN CHINA BUT IT HAS A CONNECTION WITH ANTON BRETON & SAGA INSTRUMENT (CREMONA VIOLIN SERIES ). I AM TEACHING VIOLIN LESSONS TO SURGEONS HERE IN THE PHILLIPINES, AND I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT THEY ARE USING PARROT VIOLIN (CONCERT ABLE & SOLOIST FORMAT) WHICH I PERSONALLY SELECTED & BOUGHT ON A REPUTABLE STORE HERE. HEY, YOU SPOKE TOO SOON! CHINA MADE ONES DOESN`T MEAN CHEAP OR POOR SOUNDING. IT`s HOW YOU PICK THE RIGHT ONE. I EVEN REMEMBER TRYING OUT A TOP OF THE LINE GERMAN VIOLN COSTING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS YET IT SOUNDED WEAK EVEN THOUGH THE STRINGS ALREADY SETTLED. THEN, A CHINA MADE HOFNER CAUGHT MY ATTENTION. IT`s WAY BETTER THAN THE EXPENSIVE ONES BY HAVING A RICH TONE & SOLOIST SOUNDING VIOLIN. MY FIRST VIOLIN IS A GUARNERI DESU, CASE IN POINT. CHINA MADE VIOLINS ARE NOW IN THE TOP, LIKE BEN FENG, ZHANG MEI. TIAN YI.


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    06:26 on Tuesday, March 1, 2005          
(Mark)
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Hmmm... My schoolmate here in the Philippines has a parrot brand, and he says that its actually good; My first violin is a crappy and cheap Cremona.

What the guy said above is true. Those German made violins you see at the store that says it`s handmade? Actually those were fabricated by machine and the parts are shipped to Germany and America for final carvings on the instrument, so they can say that it WAS made by hand! Some are even priced $5000-10000!

)Mark(


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    06:32 on Tuesday, March 1, 2005          
(Mark)
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Are you sure that A Hofner sounds good? I did try those, they a had a small tweak in the sound, not very good in solo music! But, for me, i would recommend having a handmade violin from our very own country! Why buy imported when you can have them made here? Do you know Amador Tamayo?


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    09:44 on Tuesday, March 1, 2005          
(Elizabeth Ward)
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Edgar,

Please post in lower case. it is much easier on the eyes. Posting in all capitals is considered very impolite on the internet.

Thanks

Liz


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    07:22 on Wednesday, March 2, 2005          
(Mark)
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Nice said Liz! Anyways, do you have tips for me in playing higher positions? I can play the highest note on the violin, but it sounds like a screeching sound, how can i produce a clear high note like that?


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    12:22 on Wednesday, March 2, 2005          
(Stephie)
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Thanks for all of your guys answers. I discovered it wasn`t a violin but a viola. Any idea about how much it is worth?
I went to a Luthier and he told me he could get me a violin from China. top quality for $550. Any good?
What brands are the best if you got 11 years of violin and wanna make an investment?

Thanks


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    17:41 on Wednesday, March 2, 2005          
(Elizabeth Ward)
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O now at that price there are all sorts of options. Me, I`d go for a Gliga.

Liz


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    17:43 on Wednesday, March 2, 2005          
(Elizabeth Ward)
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Mark,

Which note are you talking about?

Liz


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    09:52 on Sunday, June 19, 2005          
(Edgar Patenio)
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Sorry for the my Capitals text! About the Hofner, I can be sure that the sounds are great. In fact, it was even tried by my professor when he visited. He is a concert master & plays for a royal family abroad. About the Tamayo Violin, I know it. A violin that will take two years to finish & the maple woods although imported from Germany / Europe, is not aged (which prior to white box process must have at least 15 years to dried). That Violin maker can ask for a hefty high price for his violin because he was given a chance to visit germany or italy to study with some of the masters but that doesn`t make him a master at all! He still needs time. Will you buy a weak sounding Violin because of not yet aged wood for a thousand dollar?! My professor from abroad even tried one of his top of the line violins but he said the price aint worth it considering the wood aint that superiorly dried & aged. My dad is portuguese, american & he has a shop in Skokie, Illinois USA, where he works on wood & metal as sculptor. He makes Violin from time to time, so I know all the woods in lieu to aged & the quality it commands. My professor place an order for a Zhang Violin not for amador`s. I would also prefer Zhnag or Ben Feng. I have theirs in my collections.


Re: 1976 Parrot Violin    09:58 on Sunday, June 19, 2005          
(Edgar Patenio)
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In lieu to my Hofner (soloist) Violin, it is a limited edition model with rosewood tailpiece, chinrest & pegs instead of the ebony set frequently available with the Hofner Violin outfit. It is a rare find. I thoguht at first it was only me who hears its distinct powerful & yet sweet sounds. Then my professor inspect it then used it on two of his concert & said how dramatic the sounds was & excellent on all registers. Peace.


   




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