Today I tried out violas. I'm borrowing one from a friend at the moment, but want to get my own later on in the year. The ones I played ranged in price from $700 to $2600. It's amazing how different they all felt and sounded. Unsurprisingly, my favourite is not the $700 model. The one I want is big and dark sounding. And expensive.
I came home motivated to practice more. Alas, my current viola just didn't sound as good... Oh well.
Good news. After 11 days, my new bow still works! I like it a lot and hope I get another few weeks out of it. Or months. Please?