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Fascinated to see how you go, and the price and brand of what you get. When you’re after that elusive tone it’s hard to know if it you or the violin. I’m pretty convinced it’s my technique. I’ve been playing a cheap electric full size, but have a wooden 3/4 student violin and am keen to upgrade. There is no shop close to where I live so I’ve been looking online. I agree it’s so important to play first. It would be good to have some expert advice and there’s a music shop in Brisbane that I’m thinking of visiting which has a range of violins that they play for you on the website and provide a overview of the sound palette of the instrument. But you need to feel it yourself, like a wizard with a wand, you hope it will select you!