After 22 years with my old German violin I'm finally ready for a change (mid-life crisis?). The wolf note has moved from a flattish G sharp on the G string to a plum E natural in third position on the G string. NOT OKAY! So I've been visiting Andrew Hooker www.aviolin.com
, the lovely Michaela Wedermeyer in Frome and if my guru, Andrea Green, and I can wangle a day off we're going on an immense jolly to the violin dealers in LONDON. Maybe Bridgewood and Neitzert
in Stoke Newington and maybe Beares
. It's the most fun I've had for ages and pretty cheap for a mid-life crisis, well, cheaper than an e type.