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February 27, 2012

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Introducing The NS Design WAV5 Electric Violin

The NS Design WAV 5 string violin is revolutionizing the affordable electric violin world.

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February 26, 2012

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Guide To Getting Started With Electric Strings

The violin is an instrument with an illustrious past, still played today as it has been for centuries. However, technology now allows you to amplify your instrument and play in wonderfully new ways.

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February 24, 2012

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Guide To Finding The Right New Instrument

When a musician comes to us looking for an instrument, we prefer to meet, discuss their needs and seek a deeper understanding of their desires. If we are not face-to-face, this process becomes more challenging. The Questionaire below was developed to assist our clients find their dream instrument.

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February 20, 2012

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Guide To Financing Your New Instrument

If you decide to finance a car or a new home, and you have a reasonable credit history, you can easily shop for the financing that best suits your needs. This is not so easily done if you want to buy a musical instrument. Without some other form of collateral, a banker is unlikely to approve such a loan because of the risk to the lender.

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February 11, 2012

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New Video: 5 Things To Look For When Buying A Violin

There are a number of ways to tell if an instrument is nice or not, regardless of price range. From the craftsmanship, to the pegs, to the bridge, each fitting and characteristic can help you discover if an instrument is fine or not.

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Guide To Insuring Your Musical Instrument

Fine instruments and bows are easily damaged and expensive to repair, thus insurance protection is vitally important. As insurance products vary greatly, understanding your coverage is essential: in the emotional turmoil following an accident or loss nobody wants to learn their coverage is insufficient.

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StringAmp Now Available At The LIVS

Charles recently set up an electro-acoustic violin with the revolutionary pickup system designed by Michael Edinger - StringAmp.

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