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    I was just wondering how many people own several violins. I have a whopping two now! What about you?
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    Just one, but love that one :P. Hope someone will vote for the last answer Must be a violin builder :P.

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    I have two.. My full size and a 3/4 from a few years ago.

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    I guess I have 2 ... my 3/4 I learned on and my HOPF. The 3/4 is at my parents' house. I don't have it here because I haven't ever had the room in the car to bring it back with me. I will be getting a miniviolin for my daughter soon. I was thinking a 1/8 or a 1/16. My husband has also agreed that I can have an electric violin for Christmas this year as long as I have a job outside the home by then. So I guess later this year I'll really be rocking!
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    I was thinking a 1/8 or a 1/16
    U mean those display only type of minature models?
    They aren&#39;t really playable right?

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    I must have 6...if you count violin bodies as well...

    ...I have my good one...
    ...I have the one my Mom bought me way back when...
    ...I have the cheapy one I bought for &#036;50...but it needs repair...
    ...I have a 3/4 violin I also bought for &#036;50...it&#39;s nicer than I thought it was...
    ...I have a shell of a cheap lefty...
    ...I have a cheap violin kit that I&#39;m going to make sooner or later (later at this point)...

    ...and my viola...
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    Originally posted by Thomas@Jul 21 2004, 10:06 PM
    U mean those display only type of minature models?
    They aren&#39;t really playable right?
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    I want one for my daughter when she is 2. They are playable and just adorable. They are for little kids to learn the violin on, fully functioning, just tiny. I want to get her the 1/16, but my husband thinks a 1/8 will last longer for her. I just want to use it to introduce her to music.

    Check these out&#33;

    http://www.violinslover.com/gamaviolins1_16.php

    I wonder about professional quality though. They also come in 1/32 and 1/64, but usually kids with hands that small can&#39;t play at all.
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    ...do you need to worry too much about quality at this stage? She&#39;ll essentially be learning the open strings and first position...by the time she&#39;s done that she&#39;ll be ready for 1/2 size...and then I think quality becomes more important...

    ...and this is just from the little bit I&#39;ve listened in on (from a safe distance...LOL...) while waiting for my lessons, or when I&#39;m somewhere where lessons to little kids are being given...
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    Originally posted by Nox@Jul 22 2004, 12:38 PM
    ...do you need to worry too much about quality at this stage? She&#39;ll essentially be learning the open strings and first position...by the time she&#39;s done that she&#39;ll be ready for 1/2 size...and then I think quality becomes more important...

    ...and this is just from the little bit I&#39;ve listened in on (from a safe distance...LOL...) while waiting for my lessons, or when I&#39;m somewhere where lessons to little kids are being given...
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    I&#39;m actually going to get a cheap-o off of ebay... I thought these little ones looked quite nice, though Too much for what is essentially going to be a toy&#33;
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    They also come in 1/32 and 1/64, but usually kids with hands that small can&#39;t play at all.
    I have ex. for kids with weak and strong hands and fun lessons for kids who dreaded any formal form of lessons... I&#39;ll post a few lesson plans here maybe. It&#39;s good reading for parents and teachers who are actively involved with children.

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    I&#39;m interested in whether or not anyone is going to select 8-10 or more than 10. I think they&#39;d have to be a violin maker or a person who repairs instruments.

    Of course I already plan to collect lots of interesting instruments when I win our powerball lottery
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    Oh yes, I forgot to mention that my ex-girlfriend owns over twenty violins.
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    Why? Why so many...and why is she your Ex??? (Inquiring minds want to know...LOL...).
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    Originally posted by Nox@Sep 6 2004, 07:07 PM
    Why? Why so many...and why is she your Ex??? (Inquiring minds want to know...LOL...).
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    I don&#39;t know why so many. She is just awesome, I guess. She has her own CD at Media Play called "Classical Jam." She did that when she was in middle school. She&#39;s "ex" now because she is going to Purchase and I&#39;m at Canisius.
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    Cool she put out a CD&#33;

    Too bad you&#39;re both off in different directions...
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