The MV500 from Mendini is a deep budget violin that is a good choice for beginners, though it is not our first choice. The reason for that is some minor issues with the construction, but overall, it is a great instrument for a beginning student, especially if you are not sure you or your child will enjoy the violin and want to keep playing beyond a few weeks or months. We … [Read more...] about Mendini MV500 Solid Wood Violin Review
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The CVN-300 from Cecilio is by far the lowest priced violin we reviewed. As such it is also the lowest quality model. We would never recommend this instrument for an intermediate or advanced player, but how about a beginning violinist? Could it be a way to get started on this instrument, while also keeping costs down as much as possible? In general, we recommend … [Read more...] about Cecilio CVN-300 Violin Review (Lowest Priced Beginner Model)
If you've got a budding violinist in the family, you know how expensive these instruments can be. One solution is to get a beginner violin, but with those, you obviously sacrifice quality. The Bunnel Pupil Violin from Kennedy Violin might be the perfect solution. It is the perfect compromise between quality and price. It is a little less expensive than other violins in … [Read more...] about Bunnel Pupil Violin Outfit Review
One of the most common complaints from parents of a budding violinist is spending hundreds of dollars on an instrument in which their child might soon lose interest. The Bunnel Premiere Clearance Violin Outfit solves that problem. It sells at a far lower price than comparable instruments. In return, it may have some minor cosmetic flaws. None of these flaws impact the … [Read more...] about Bunnel Premiere Clearance Violin Outfit Review
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 classic color. It is understated, but beautiful in its simplicity. D Z Strad is a company that produces a wide range of musical instruments for every skill level. … [Read more...] about D Z Strad Violin Model 101 Review
The Cremona SV500 premier artist violin is a handcrafted model that features well selected tone woods and transparent varnish highlights. Made from solid maple and straight grained hard spruce, this model offers smooth tones and a clean sound. Most consumers were pleasantly surprised at how easy this model is to tune, handle and play. You just don't expect that from an … [Read more...] about Cremona SV500 Premier Artist Violin Review
With hundreds of options available, and most of them bad, choosing a student violin can take a lot of research, especially if you don’t have much experience with a delicate instrument like this. It is very common for uninformed consumers to make the wrong choice and pick a violin that’s made from a substandard material like plywood (which is basically not even … [Read more...] about Ricard Bunnel G2 Violin Outfit Review