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First Playing

The violin has now been sitting for three weeks. Today Jayne and I went to Waterloo so she could play it. After a fairly minor retuning, she played several Bach and Celtic pieces. To my ear, the instrument sounds more tentative and not as robust from a distance. However, when I played scales on it again myself later, it sounded quite full and balanced. Perhaps it's a matter of distance and perspective.

There are no pictures of this first playing by its ultimate owner. Jayne declined to let me take pictures as she was playing her instrument.