So said one of my pupils today of his violin. Don't you just love the way boys describe things when the need arises? The day this happened was of course the day of his Grade VIII exam. It was a Parents' Evening tonight so I was able to sympathise with his mother who had to sort out hiring another one for him to take the exam on and yes, violins are very differrent. even the physical proportions are not the same and mm, make a huge difference. He got 130. His mother... Another day, another impossible problem sorted out.