How to identify correct violin for carnatic music : LUSENET : : One Thread

I want to learn violin. Anyone have experiences of buying violin in USA, which one to buy for learning carnatic on it, any models specially for this. I am in seattle, USA, any pointers to teachers around seattle for learning violin will be helpful.

-- Chandrasekhar R (, August 04, 2001



Any violin is good for carnatic music. Depends on how much you are willing to spend. You can buy good violins anywhere from 200$-5000$! One of my friends presented me a 210 year old Stradivarius worth a lot. Get a full size violin though, if you are an adult.

-- Saravanapriyan Sriraman (, August 09, 2001.

poi shollarai!

-- M.S. Iyer (, August 16, 2001.

Hi, Check out You can buy violins through the internet auction or regular market place. I just ordered one - Simon Model, cost me about 90 bucks. The cheapest I could come across after lot of research was about 60 bucks. The best would be to buy from India. Violins also come in various sizes 1/4, 3/4, 4/4 etc. If its for an adult go for 4/4 or FULL. You can buy a regular western violin and use it for carnatic. Iam trying to get some notes and books online to start my violin experience. hope this helps

-- Sriram (, August 19, 2001.

Thank you for your posts, I was wondering which size is ideal to buy for an adult.I was going to bid for a violin on eBay, it may finally cost me some 80 bucks. Its an EBONY violin.

Thanks again.

-- chakri (, October 23, 2003.

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