I got some time today to get a second opinion from my orchestra friend, who put the Boulangeot through the paces of a lot of violin repertoire… We both agreed it was a very dark, complex, interesting sound, and he thought it felt very even across the strings. He was playing Sibelius, there were some notes on the lower G string which were absolutely awesome – just went straight to your heart and gave you shivers.
“Thanks so much for all your time in this process Martin, I’m going to keep it! You did a great job describing its sound, it really matched reality. Honestly, I need to get to learn this violin more… and to harness its sound, but I can tell already I’m going to be able to speak and express a lot more with this instrument – it really holds its own. Thanks so much again!