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Riyadh - Should I bring my violin? Repair and teacher needed

Old Jun 5th 2015, 1:08 am
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Default Riyadh - Should I bring my violin? Repair and teacher needed

If I bring my violin I will need to prepare it for transport as airline baggage. When it gets to Riyadh, it will need to be set up by a skilled violin repair person.

Is there anyone in Riyadh I can use? I'm on the plane Tuesday, so please let me know if there is someone in Riyadh I can use.
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Old Jun 6th 2015, 6:53 pm
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Bought violin in Jeddah for 400SAR (al Dawlia has all kinds of instruments) and travelled with as hand luggage in addition to hand bag. Not bothered when boarding neither Saudia nor Lufthansa.
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Old Jun 6th 2015, 8:09 pm
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In 1924 when the Ikhwan, led by King Abdulaziz bin Saud occupied Jeddah they destroyed musical instruments, wigs, statues, alcohol tobacco and other "Un-Islamic items"

Happily their descendants who still run the show are a bit more liberal. Musical instruments are okay and you can even buy and sell them legally.
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Old Jun 9th 2015, 11:29 am
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'skilled violin repair person'
Haha it will be the same Indian who plumbs your washing machine, cleans your car
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Old Jun 9th 2015, 1:21 pm
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Per one of the two violin teachers in Riyadh, there are no luthiers in Riyadh.

Thus endeth the lesson.
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