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Topic: New Violin Help
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AuthorTopic:   New Violin Help
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posted: 1/7/2005 at 12:14:12 PM ET
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Hi, I just received a new violin for Christmas. I'm familiar with playing. I have 9 years experience... but I have never owned my own violin.
I also haven't picked up the instrument for the past 8 years. So if anyone out there knows a thing or two about getting it set up and what to look for to make sure it is a decent quality violin I would appreciate the help.
It looks like its in good shape to me, no cracks, nice finish, etc. The only thing I noticed that looks a little different to me is the bridge. It has a slight downward curve where the E string lays (far right string). I was wondering if this matters or if bridge shape changes depending on the instrument. Please Help. Thanks.

P.S. the model is a Strunal 220 violin. I got it from "The String Center" (online).

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posted: 1/20/2005 at 8:01:14 PM ET
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It is normal for the E string side of the bridge to be lower than the g string side. the height varies from instrument to instrument in order to keep the strings the correct height off the finger board while the feet of the bridge are contoured to the curvature of the top of the violin

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