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.