The violin model 101 by D Z Strad offers warm notes, forgiving tone shapes and a smooth surface that makes it incredibly easy for pressing and shifting. The violin is hand-carved from aged tone woods and features a color that’s classic, yet understated and a visual beauty in its simplicity.
D Z Strad is a company that produces a wide range of musical instruments for every skill level. Their cellos and violins have a reputation for hand carved quality and the 101 is a model that’s best suited for the beginner who wants to start out on the right track. A perfect learning instrument, this model comes with everything you need to get started.
DZ Strad Assessment
Generally speaking, because this model by DZ Strad is a student violin, it’s not made from the type of high quality wood you’d expect from intermediate or pro quality violins, but the 101 is well suited for individuals who are interested in learning and developing their skills.
This is one of the more affordable violins we’ve reviewed and it comes with a free case, rosin and bow, making this a well-rounded starter set for the music enthusiast. Marketed as a model for beginners, it still offers a sound timbre that meets the standards of advanced musicians.
The violin’s straightforward design works to improve the instrument’s playability. Solving and analyzing lesson issues is easier with the 101 because the trainer can hear the learner’s expression purely, instead of deviations that are caused by poor construction of the instrument.
Model 101 Pros and Cons
This model comes with a rosin, case and bow, all of which are essential for the violinist just starting out. This is a handmade 1/10 size violin that’s described by consumers as both dependable and beautiful. The round, warm tone and overall playability makes the 101 a great motivating tool for new students.
Consumers were somewhat disappointed in this violin, however, the most common complaints came from consumers who classified themselves as advanced violinists. This is not a model designed for intermediate players. It’s a starter kit designed for beginners who are interested in learning how to play the violin, meaning it’s a starter model. This is also a lower priced model that doesn’t use the best quality wood, but this also shouldn’t come as a surprise. Consumers looking for a beginner model with higher quality fittings should check out the Ricard Bunnel G2 violin.
DZ Strad Violin Review Conclusion and Rating
We received quite a bit of mixed feedback regarding the quality of this violin, from both beginners and intermediate students. Many consumers can agree that for the price, it performs as expected but it’s definitely not the right violin for advanced players and it’s not marketed as such.
Well-built and offering warm tones, with a lightweight frame, quality bow and sturdy carrying case, the D Z Strad Violin Model 101 is a good option for the beginner who is just learning the ropes, but it’s definitely not a violin that can take your performance to the next level. Consumers who purchased this model gave it a rating of four out of five stars for reasonable pricing, solid build and overall quality.