This month I got a new violin. My parents bought it for me, and now I own it! We did a plan were we would rent an instrument and the money would pile up and eventually we could buy the rental. I didn't want my rental instrument since it had a few problems and we found out we could take the money already towards the rental to a new and better violin. Or I would end up with the old one. But that didn't happen!
The new violin it's self is a nice Eastman Strings Otto Benjamin. It has great sound and tone. And looks good too. the wood on the front is aged to give it a nicer sound as well. I like it a lot. It's much smoother than my old one and not as loud, or so I believe. Though I can make my playing louder. But that doesn't really matter.
The new violin came with a really nice case and bow. The bow is wood and it took a while to rosin with the nice new rosin. Terns out that you have to kind of scratch the surface to break the seal. The case is a deep reddish-pink, has a compartment big enough to fit all of my supplies, which I'm really happy about, and comes withe a hygrometer, witch measures the humidity. If it's above sixty it 's probably too humid and if it stays really high for long it could grow mold in the case. I think that is very unlikely to happen though. and if it gets below forty, it is too dry and the wood a the violin could crack. That is why we bought this dampit that you soak in water and put in your case to moisturize.
Anyway, I am so exited about finally having a step-up instrument that I own!