You know the definition of a gentleman?
Its a guy who owns a viola but has the decency not to play it.
How many string players does it take to change a lightbulb?
Just one, but another dozen of them will sit around and complain because its electric.
Great post and interesting stuff on violas and carbon fiber. I own a music store and although we don't have much of a string program in these parts, we do stock stringed instruments for kids to get started on. We have a helluva time in my part of the country as the humidity will go from 80% to 30% in just a matter of weeks. Couple that with a couple of extreme traditionalist teachers that insist that their 10 year old beginner has a solid top cello and we see more than a few split tops. We can seem to convince the teachers to let the kids start on an affordable, quality laminate top and then upgrade later if their interest continues. Ah well, I digress.
More pics and more music sir!!!