Reply To: Better violin better results
Bit of a late bump, but I’ve also been wondering a similar thing.
My view/question is this (coming from being a guitar/banjo player), The difference is really noticeable.
A high quality banjo will often have a tone ring, better quality wood/fretboard, maybe set up with lower/better action, and even have things that improve the usability of the instrument (like spikes and a frailing scoop) as well as higher quality tuning pegs.
What are the equivalent of these for fiddle? Going up from an entry level one, am I just going to be getting the same thing but made from better wood, or are there specific features/techniques used in quality fiddles that set them apart from student ones?