In December, The New York Times reported on a new study by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that concluded that violins are too expensive for a large portion of the American population, and therefore “violin makers and retailers have a serious competitive disadvantage.”
The study also found that violists and manufacturers are underpaying for the instruments and making them too expensive.
“Violin makers have a significant competitive disadvantage in the U-Commerce marketplace because they have to compete for the limited resources available to them,” said the report.
“The manufacturers do not have sufficient bargaining power to secure lower prices for their products, resulting in lower prices and lower wages for workers.”
The report also found violists who do not own their own instrument or are unable to do so are at a disadvantage.
Violin makers who have to sell their instruments to retailers, like online retailers, are at the disadvantage, the report said.
In addition, violists often are unable or unwilling to sell instruments that are purchased from retailers to other musicians.
The report also cited a study that found the average violin maker makes $1.2 million annually.
“These are the findings of a study we conducted that is based on an analysis of instrument sales and costs, with some limitations,” said James H. Burdick, who heads the UPMC Music Manufacturing & Instrumentation Center.
“We think this study is the best available data for us to make a judgment on the comparative pricing and labor costs of the violin.”
In other words, the findings could be based on anecdotal evidence.
But it does not necessarily mean that violin makers are gouging the customers of other artists.
The report does not address the broader question of why there are so many violins on the market.
Many people purchase the instruments because they are a traditional instrument, but many people do not use them and don’t want to pay for them, according to John E. McPherson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Guitar Center, which sells instruments to musicians.
McPherton said the industry is making the most of its resources to market and promote the instruments.
The industry has been very competitive for a number of years, and we see the market grow.
There are still many violin players who are interested in purchasing an instrument, he said.
The market is changing, but it’s still a very competitive market for the violin.
“We have a lot of new instruments coming out every year,” McPhearson said.
“People are really looking to buy an instrument.”
McPheeson said violins have become an essential part of modern musical culture and are a way for young people to explore the music.
“They’re an instrument that is not just a music instrument, it’s a way to engage and connect with people and be creative,” Mc Pheeson added.
“I don’t know if there are any other instruments that people are excited about, or maybe even enjoy.
I think that’s a really cool aspect of the instrument.”