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Violin

Creator: Anne Rice | 1999-09-07

The demonic ghost of a Russian aristocrat uses his magic violin to enchant the exquisite Triana and transport her to a terrifying realm where they join a battle of wills, in an evocative tale of seduction. Reprint.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

About this book
In the grand manner of Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's new novel moves across time and the continents, from nineteenth-century Vienna to a St. Charles Greek Revival mansion in present-day New Orleans to dazzling capitals of the modern-day world, telling a story of two charismatic figures bound to each other by a passionate commitment to music as a means of rapture, seduction, and liberation.



24 pages

Suzuki Violin School, Piano Accompaniments

Creator: Shinichi Suzuki | 2000-03-01

(6001) Book 1 (6002) Book 2 21 PIECES FOR VIOLIN WITH GUITAR (Selections from Suzuki* Violin School Volumes i, 2 and 3 for Violin with Guitar Accompaniment) arranged by Thomas F. Heck Scored by Thomas F. Heck for solo violin with ...

Publisher: SUZUKI

About this book
The Suzuki Method® of Talent Education is based on Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that man is the son of his environment. According to Dr. Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Suzuki Violin School materials include: Violin Parts (Vol. 1-10) * Piano Accompaniments (Vol. 1-10) * Cassettes (Vol. 1-3 performed by Shinichi Suzuki, Vol. 4-8 performed by Koji Toyoda) * Compact Discs (Vol. 5-8, performed by Koji Toyoda) * David Cerone Performs Suzuki Violin School (Cassettes & Compact Discs, Vol. 1-4) * David Nadien Performs Suzuki Violin School (Cassettes and Compact Discs, Vol. 1-4). Suzuki Method Core Materials available for piano, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, harp, guitar, and recorder.



177 pages

Sonatas for violin and basso continuo, opus 1

Creator: Jean Marie Leclair, Robert Elwyn Preston | Music - 1995-06

Sonata I Adagio M. 6, violin, in the original print a slur covers notes 6-7. M. 8, violin, in the original print a slur covers notes 3-4. M. 21, violin, the triplets are written as thirty-second notes; note 7 is written as quarter note.

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.


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  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Mendini 3/4 MV200 Solid Wood Natural Varnish Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings

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    Rating (941 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
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    Much better than I expected

    I wrote this review for the person who knows nothing about violins at all:This violin is of much higher quality than I ever imagined. It is not, of course, even a good violin by professional standards, but it is a very solid beginner's instrument. I bought it for myself, though I am not a violinist, but I have been playing guitar, bass, and keys for more than six years, and I have played violins before. My ex-girlfriend lent me her first violin when we were dating, and it was really, really horrible. This one is pretty close to her current violin, which was a pretty decent student model. I did a lot of research before buying this one, and I'm really glad I did. It is rated highly by violin teachers and other violinists, but very lowly by people who have no idea what they are talking about. I have read that a lot of violins under $100 don't even have a sound post, which is a crucial part of the violin and absolutely cannot be discarded. You're almost better off with a... 5/5 Zachary Buser - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) I wrote this review for the person who knows nothing about violins at all:This violin is of much higher quality than I ever imagined. It is not, of course, even a good violin by professional standards, but it is a very solid beginner's instrument. I bought it for myself, though I am not a violinist, but I have been playing guitar, bass, and keys for more than six years, and I have played violins before. My ex-girlfriend lent me her first violin when we were dating, and it was really, really horrible. This one is pretty close to her current violin, which was a pretty decent student model. I did a lot of research before buying this one, and I'm really glad I did. It is rated highly by violin teachers and other violinists, but very lowly by people who have no idea what they are talking about. I have read that a lot of violins under $100 don't even have a sound post, which is a crucial part of the violin and absolutely cannot be discarded. You're almost better off with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 27, 2011

    Great quality/price ratio!

    0 5/5 Captain Cadabra - See all my reviews This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Satin Antique Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings (Full Size) (Electronics) Great violin? No. As nice as the ones the music stores rent for $25 a month, yes. Comes with tons of accessories that would cost you $30-40.As a violin teacher, I like to have these on hand for cheap entry level instruments, or rent for $10/month. That way a student doesn't have to get into a year contract at a local music store if they aren't sure if they want to stick with it or not.A great way to get started on the violin for VERY little money. After owning this violin for a year or so, the student can decide to invest in a nicer one, and pass this along to a sibling/friend/Craigslist.Only disclaimer is: make sure you have someone who can setup a violin for you (the case with all violins, regardless of quality). They are NOT instruments that can be played right out of the box, and if you have a store do this for you, it's probably a $30-45 fee. Find a violin playing friend that will do it for free for you :) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2011

    Amazing for $59

    My granddaughters started learning on some child-sized versions of this violin. I play a little piano and clarinet and couldn't resist trying out their violins. I had so much fun with them that I decided to order a full size version. How could you go wrong for $59? Well I don't think you can. My copy (the body) is nicely made. True the fingerboard appears to be painted wood rather than ebony and true the fine tune adjusters don't work extremely well and true that the bridge (both of them that came with the kit) folded nearly in half when the violin was tuned but all that aside, this violin sounds very nice to my untrained ear and for a beginner is easy to play in terms of finger action on the strings. I've read complaints about problems with tuning and pegs slipping. I had that problem with the violin too at first. However, now after two weeks of use the violin's strings have stretched and for the past few days i can pull it out of its case without needing to do a complete... 3/5 Terry D. Peterson "terrylaw" (Marysville WA) - See all my reviews, October 25, 2011
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    Maple fingerboard, pegs, and chin rest with an alloy tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners
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  • Crescent

    Crescent 3/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit, Natural Wood (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)

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    Rating (8 reviews):
    (2.9/5)
    Crescent

    Horror Story!

    "I had to change my order due to someone breaking the original violin. I had to settle for a black one instead of a wooden in color one. Then the delivery was later then it was supposed to be so my child's grade was damaged due to the longer wait. Then once it arrives we did not get the extra strings that it was supposed to come with but a note was included saying it would be shipped shortly. Then upon putting the violin together we find the bow is completely unusable due to the fact almost all the hair was detached from the bow and one of the strings was busted. I call the company to complain and have the problem fixed and the customer service rep was very rude, didn't know anything about the items they were selling, didn't have correct account information, and tried to argue with me about how the situation was going to be handled. They are going to send us a new bow but now my daughters waiting again and her grade is continuing to drop due to these issues.Upon... 1/5 Bambi L Nichols - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crescent 3/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit, Natural Wood (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) "I had to change my order due to someone breaking the original violin. I had to settle for a black one instead of a wooden in color one. Then the delivery was later then it was supposed to be so my child's grade was damaged due to the longer wait. Then once it arrives we did not get the extra strings that it was supposed to come with but a note was included saying it would be shipped shortly. Then upon putting the violin together we find the bow is completely unusable due to the fact almost all the hair was detached from the bow and one of the strings was busted. I call the company to complain and have the problem fixed and the customer service rep was very rude, didn't know anything about the items they were selling, didn't have correct account information, and tried to argue with me about how the situation was going to be handled. They are going to send us a new bow but now my daughters waiting again and her grade is continuing to drop due to these issues.Upon... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2013

    Great violin for beginner

    0 5/5 Alexandra Torres - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crescent 3/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit, Natural Wood (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) I had purchased this a while back, and didnt get a chance to write a review-- but I must say its a great violin for a starter like myself and its really helped me advance in the classes. It's unlike my first violin that didn't sound as good. Having the extra strings is great- even though I havent had the need to use them yet and the instructer was pleased with the bow's construction compared to my first violins. I absolutely love it and will always treasure it as my officially first violin :) <3 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2013

    my violin

    0 4/5 darrell taylor - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crescent 3/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit, Natural Wood (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) I did get my violin it was a few days late having a little trouble with the key tuners they slip a little but I do like it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2013
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  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Mendini 3/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings

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    Rating (177 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
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    Great Instrument For Starting Out

    My teacher was more than pleasantly surprised when I brought this MV400 to him for setup.. Which by the way, was nothing more than tuning the strings. The action, tuning pegs, bridge and sound post were all matched and aligned properly. My instructor was pleased to note the violin had inlaid purfling as well as a solid set of strings. In fact, the strings (according to his trained ear, not mine) are higher quality and sound than a "Red Label Super Sensitive" set I purchased. The bows are of various weight and quality, with one being a better option than the other in this starter kit. I do recommend purchasing a different rosin for a darker tone.The instrument is not perfect, nor is it professional grade but for the beginning student (or in my case, the returning student) but a better value will likely not be found. I will be able to make it sing for a few years to come. My instructor labeled this violin as a "grade 7 or 8 level instrument." Not absolutely beginner,... 4/5 M Cannon - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Full Size (Electronics) My teacher was more than pleasantly surprised when I brought this MV400 to him for setup.. Which by the way, was nothing more than tuning the strings. The action, tuning pegs, bridge and sound post were all matched and aligned properly. My instructor was pleased to note the violin had inlaid purfling as well as a solid set of strings. In fact, the strings (according to his trained ear, not mine) are higher quality and sound than a "Red Label Super Sensitive" set I purchased. The bows are of various weight and quality, with one being a better option than the other in this starter kit. I do recommend purchasing a different rosin for a darker tone.The instrument is not perfect, nor is it professional grade but for the beginning student (or in my case, the returning student) but a better value will likely not be found. I will be able to make it sing for a few years to come. My instructor labeled this violin as a "grade 7 or 8 level instrument." Not absolutely beginner,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2011

    You get what you pay for

    I am a strings teacher in the public school system (California) and one of my students received this as a gift for the holidays. I tuned it up for her to play and here are my thoughts. Its nice that she got something but I would have preferred something just a little better. The violin seems heavier than it should be and that always suggests poor quality wood. Yes it may be handcarved but any wood can be "handcarved". Strings are replaceble and should be replaced with something better. If it had come with better quality strings that would have added $15-$20 to the price. The bow is very poor quality and I predict (based on my over 20 years experience with cheaper instruments) that it wont last more than 1 year before it becomes tired and won't tighten. The horsehair is not set into the bow properly using glue rather than compaction. A better bow would run $70.00. The case is typical but doesn't fit the instrument well so will cause the instrument to get knocked about and thus... 2/5 Trinka LaBlue "composer/orchestrator Blue Ste... (California, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mendini 3/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings (Electronics) I am a strings teacher in the public school system (California) and one of my students received this as a gift for the holidays. I tuned it up for her to play and here are my thoughts. Its nice that she got something but I would have preferred something just a little better. The violin seems heavier than it should be and that always suggests poor quality wood. Yes it may be handcarved but any wood can be "handcarved". Strings are replaceble and should be replaced with something better. If it had come with better quality strings that would have added $15-$20 to the price. The bow is very poor quality and I predict (based on my over 20 years experience with cheaper instruments) that it wont last more than 1 year before it becomes tired and won't tighten. The horsehair is not set into the bow properly using glue rather than compaction. A better bow would run $70.00. The case is typical but doesn't fit the instrument well so will cause the instrument to get knocked about and thus... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2012

    Great beginner instrument

    This is the first violin I have ever bought, and I am a complete newbie to playing the violin. I decided I should give it a try since I have a few years of guitar experience and want to learn something new. Package came in the mail today and I'm extremely impressed with what I got.I'll write a very detailed review because I did a whole lot of research before buying a violin, and I think that anyone else shopping for their first violin should know everything they need about the product they are planning on buying.The violin case is very high quality, medium pocket in the front to hold accessories, but too small to hold any sheet music. The main compartment is secured by a zipper and a single velcro tab by the handle. Upon opening the case the two bows are securely held in place by a rotating l shaped plastic piece. The violin is under a violin shaped velvet cover that Isn't held in place by any velcro, but the neck is secured by a velcro strip. At the top of the... 5/5 Hollings - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and Strings - Full Size (Electronics) This is the first violin I have ever bought, and I am a complete newbie to playing the violin. I decided I should give it a try since I have a few years of guitar experience and want to learn something new. Package came in the mail today and I'm extremely impressed with what I got.I'll write a very detailed review because I did a whole lot of research before buying a violin, and I think that anyone else shopping for their first violin should know everything they need about the product they are planning on buying.The violin case is very high quality, medium pocket in the front to hold accessories, but too small to hold any sheet music. The main compartment is secured by a zipper and a single velcro tab by the handle. Upon opening the case the two bows are securely held in place by a rotating l shaped plastic piece. The violin is under a violin shaped velvet cover that Isn't held in place by any velcro, but the neck is secured by a velcro strip. At the top of the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2012
    List Price: $294.99
    1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
    Size 3/4 violin with solid wood spruce top, maple back, neck and sides with beautiful varnish finish & inlaid purfling
    Ebony fingerboard, pegs chin rest, and tailpiece with 4 detachable fine tuners
    Includes: Lightweight hard case, adjustable shoulder rest, 2 bridges, quality rosin cake, and an extra set of violin strings.
    2 x Brazil wood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair


  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Cecilio 3/4 CVN-200 Rosewood Fitted Solid Wood Violin

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    Rating (28 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
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    Cecilio CVN-200 Rosewood 3/4 Size Violin with Case and Accessories

    0 5/5 H. Tran "Blue Thunder" (Fairfax, VA) - See all my reviews, May 12, 2008

    From someone who has been playing for 25 years...

    I have played professionally since I was 7 years old. My life has revolved around this instrument. So when I had children nine years ago, I swore I would not teach them violin. Piano? Sure...but not violin! However, my oldest daughter begged her way into lessons!! She is doing really well and recently joined the school band. She broke her violin (my 40 year old 1/2 size violin) on day one!! SO what to do? I wanted something she could play until I decided she was ready for a real investment...I bought this. I was very surprised at its sound! What a pretty little violin with a beautiful, clean, crisp tone. I am impressed. Is it worth $99.00? YES! ABSOLUTELY!!And for those of you reading the 1 star reviews, please keep in mind, these people need "violin 101" before taking this instrument on. Strings NEVER come tuned and must be tuned daily. The bow hair MUST be kept slightly loose EVERY TIME you put it away, or you will put tension on the hair and it will break. The rosin... 5/5 L. jarvis (ma) - See all my reviews, October 25, 2012

    Great item

    0 5/5 arysea (Kentucky) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio 3/4 CVN-200 Rosewood Fitted Solid Wood Violin (Electronics) We love the violin. It came with so many items that we were quite surprised. The tuning of the violin for the first week was tough. I think it just needed to be broken in. Now it works great. Her violin instructor is also impressed with the quality and sound. The price was fantastic for all that you get. I would absolutely recommend this product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 8, 2010
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    Natural Color Rosewood Pegs, Chin Rest, Tailpiece and Fingerboard
    Hand-Carved Solid Maple Back & Sides
    Includes Extra Set of Strings, Rosin, Bridge and more
    Rosewood Tailpiece With 4 Fine Nickel Plated Tuners
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  • Crystalcello

    Crystalcello MV100 3/4 Size Violin with Case + Bow + Accessories - Natural Color

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    Rating (8 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
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    Crystalcello MV100 3/4 Size Violin with Case

    I bought one of these for my 9-year old daughter, who decided she wanted a violin. Since this new found interest could just be a passing fad for her, I looked for a cheap instrument (in case she later lost interest, I wouldn't be out a lot of money.) I went to a local music store to measure her size (between 1/2 and 3/4). Then I ordered the 3/4-size on-line.What arrived astounded me. It was beautiful to look at, real wood, very nicely finished, and came in a "backpack" case. The violin came with the bridge in place, a real horsehair bow, a cake of rosin. Both the violin strings and the bow were shipped loose, and have to be tightened to play. The bow won't make a proper sound until it is tightened and rosined. The rosin cake has to be scratched first to produce a white powder. It is the combination of the white rosin powder on the bow hairs that produces the sweet violin sound.I think people who complain about the sound of this violin when they first... 5/5 Dr. M "Professor" (Austin TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Crystalcello MV100 3/4 Size Violin with Case + Bow + Accessories - Natural Color I bought one of these for my 9-year old daughter, who decided she wanted a violin. Since this new found interest could just be a passing fad for her, I looked for a cheap instrument (in case she later lost interest, I wouldn't be out a lot of money.) I went to a local music store to measure her size (between 1/2 and 3/4). Then I ordered the 3/4-size on-line.What arrived astounded me. It was beautiful to look at, real wood, very nicely finished, and came in a "backpack" case. The violin came with the bridge in place, a real horsehair bow, a cake of rosin. Both the violin strings and the bow were shipped loose, and have to be tightened to play. The bow won't make a proper sound until it is tightened and rosined. The rosin cake has to be scratched first to produce a white powder. It is the combination of the white rosin powder on the bow hairs that produces the sweet violin sound.I think people who complain about the sound of this violin when they first... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 5, 2012

    Good bang for your buck if you have some mechanical skills.

    0 4/5 KnightRider - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crystalcello MV100 3/4 Size Violin with Case + Bow + Accessories - Natural Color Out of the box, the bridge was much to high. Had to do some lengthy, accurate sanding in order to get the string action right. The rosin was all but a crumbled mess, so be prepared to purchase another one. However, the violin is made of wood and the finish is decent. It did have some minor cosmetic flaws, but for the price I can't complain. Tuning pegs need to have some inward pressure applied to them when tuning in order to stay tight, and hold tune. After about an hour of tweaking/sanding/tuning the violin was playing well. My 13yo daughter fell in love with it, and has been practicing daily. For less than 45 bucks, you can't expect more. Well worth the investment. Especially if you have a child that is going through the "I want to try this now" stage. Good starter violin just to see if they stick with it, but definitely would upgrade to a higher quality violin if she she still shows interest after 3 months. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 25, 2013

    Needed work

    0 3/5 dan roth - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Crystalcello MV100 3/4 Size Violin with Case + Bow + Accessories - Natural Color It would have been better if I didn't have to do some work on the bridge to get the string separation to make it playable. Other than that, an exceptional value. A good buy to see if a child really wants to play or just has a passing fancy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 7, 2013
    Lightweight case with shoulder strap .
    Wood stick, rosewood frog, genuine horsehair bow .
    Hand-carved solid Spruce top . Hand-carved solid Maple neck, back and sides .
    Rosin. Extra Set of String.
    Ebonized pegs, fingerboard and chinrest . Alloy tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners .


  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Mendini 3/4 MV500 Flamed 1-Piece Back Solid Wood Violin with Case, Tuner, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Strings

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    Rating (116 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
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    Great instrument

    0 4/5 bdarr - See all my reviews This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV500+92D Flamed 1-Piece Back Solid Wood Violin with Case, Tuner, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Strings - Full Size (Electronics) I am a music major at Indiana State University who plays upright bass in orchestra, and was looking to expand my music knowledge to violin. To my surprise my parents picked this up for me. I attempted to tune it and the high e string broke. Not surprising. As a rule, ALWAYS put new string on an instrument right away. The strings it came with were old and low quality. Also be sure to clean the instrument. I was disturbed by the amount of filth that came off the finger board. When i was done with setting it up and such, the instrument i was left with was astounding. The sound and depth is very nice, and the finish is stunning. I'm very happy with it. The case is nice, but it did need to be cleaned. the bows are passable, the rosin..... buy new rosin. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2010

    A couple minor things

    0 5/5 Chad (South Florida) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mendini 4/4 MV500+92D Flamed 1-Piece Back Solid Wood Violin with Case, Tuner, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Strings - Full Size (Electronics) I am a student, not a professional but this violin has a couple of dings in it apparently from the factory.The bridge was indeed already installed and the strings tight which was a little worrisome but apparently didn't effect either.Ebony must be simply a description of the color because the materials used for the fingerboard, chin rest and tail piece are all different and none appear to be anything other than dyed wood (fingerboard) or nylon (plastic) or plastic for the tail piece and chin rest.That said, I can't comment on the rest of this item yet because I haven't had enough experience with it. I will update this review as needed.Update 5/28/11: My instructor can't keep his hands off this instrument. Not because it needs to be tuned constantly, quite the opposite, it holds it's tune for weeks and has really opened up in sound. He loves it and can't believe it was a cheap Chinese manufacture! Score one for bargain shopping! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 18, 2011

    Experienced String Musician Tries the Violin

    I've never played the violin before, and wanted to try it. I'm a very experienced string musician and own/play a Martin D-35 guitar, a Samick 5-string banjo, and a 100-year-old Washburn bowl-back mandolin. Playing a fretless instrument presents a new challenge for me, but I like music.This instrument arrived at my door in perfect condition as soon as promised, with all accessories. To my pleasant surprise it was completely set up, with bridge in place (not always the case with other online violins) . I was frankly stunned that the enclosed tuner/metronome included batteries.This instrument looks as solid as any quality stringed instrument I've ever purchased. Solid wood construction, rare one-piece back. I used the pegs to "macro" tune, then have used the fine tuners since, but this thing stays in tune remarkably well! One word of caution: the violin has a very strong varnish/solvent smell right out of the box. Let it air out for a day or so outside the... 4/5 David Hiltz - See all my reviews, November 11, 2011
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    Includes: Lightweight hard case, adjustable shoulder rest, 2 bridges, quality rosin cake, and an extra set of violin strings.
    Cecilio 92D chromatic / string tuner with metronome, 2 x Brazil wood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair
    Ebony fingerboard, pegs chin rest, and tailpiece with 4 detachable fine tuners
    1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
    Size 3/4 violin with solid hand-carved 1-piece maple back, neck and side, solid hand-carved spruce top with beautiful varnish finish & inlaid purfling


  • VIOLINSMART

    Violinsmart Natural Color Student Violin Size 3/4

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    Rating (11 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
    VIOLINSMART

    Poor quality & return process

    We purchased this violin thinking it would be a good "starter" to see if my son enjoyed playing the violin enough to buy or rent a good one. It looked good, but unfortunately his teacher said it wouldn't hold a tune even through one lesson.So I contently decided to return it October 1st after 2 weeks assuming I would have a hassle-free return. What I was really unsatisfied with was Austin Bazaar's return process, which took over 7 weeks, during which time they only contacted me once to request that I "remove my comments from Amazon" (all I had done was click "Leave Seller Feedback"), and to say the delay was probably due to something I had done wrong or that it had only been a couple days since they received it. I followed strictly all their return requirements and shipped it back with Delivery Confirmation and insurance (USPS). Austin Bazaar received and signed for the violin at 9:47am on OCTOBER 5th. They never responded again to my emails, and I just received notice... 2/5 Angie (MN, USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Violinsmart Natural Color Student Violin Size 3/4 (Toy) We purchased this violin thinking it would be a good "starter" to see if my son enjoyed playing the violin enough to buy or rent a good one. It looked good, but unfortunately his teacher said it wouldn't hold a tune even through one lesson.So I contently decided to return it October 1st after 2 weeks assuming I would have a hassle-free return. What I was really unsatisfied with was Austin Bazaar's return process, which took over 7 weeks, during which time they only contacted me once to request that I "remove my comments from Amazon" (all I had done was click "Leave Seller Feedback"), and to say the delay was probably due to something I had done wrong or that it had only been a couple days since they received it. I followed strictly all their return requirements and shipped it back with Delivery Confirmation and insurance (USPS). Austin Bazaar received and signed for the violin at 9:47am on OCTOBER 5th. They never responded again to my emails, and I just received notice... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 24, 2009

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    0 1/5 Lizbeth_Lorena (NJ) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Violinsmart Natural Color Student Violin Size 3/4 (Toy) Listen to my advice. They don't respond to you. They never delivered the violin I ordered 3 months ago. BUT they did charge me for it.Stay away. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 13, 2009

    Just fine for a student

    0 5/5 Philip Williams (Loganville, GA USA) - See all my reviews, September 17, 2010
    List Price: $129.00
    Price: $48.50
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    Inexpensive starter instrument for children and adults alike
    Comes with hard shell case, bow, and rosin
    3/4 size, for children 9 to 11 years old with an arm length of 22 to 23.5 inches
    Select spruce top, pearwood fingerboard, maple back and sides
    Available in an array of colors


  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Palatino VN-450-3/4 Allegro Violin Outfit, 3/4 Size

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    The Music Link (AXL)

    Great student violin!

    0 5/5 S. Harding (Arkansas, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Palatino VN-450-3/4 Allegro Violin Outfit, 3/4 Size (Electronics) I am a violin teacher at a local private school. I told my violin students just to buy a cheap violin in order to see if it was something they really wanted to stick with. Several of my students selected the Palatino violin. I think they are great for a student violin. After the first couple of weeks they have kept their tune very well and are pretty easy to tune. The bridge seems to stay in place pretty well also. I would highly reccomend this to a new student. They are better than the other violins the other students have. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2011

    Piece of crap

    0 1/5 J. Brooks - See all my reviews, June 17, 2013

    Perfect for a student

    I prefer purchasing a new violin for my daughter when she moves up in size each time but it can get pretty expensive. I am so glad I've discovered the Palatino family of violins! With the low price I don't have to worry about her accidently breaking anything on the instrument because I can afford to get a new one if so. Because it is brand new and not pre-owned I don't have to worry about something being wrong with it (I don't know all that much about violins and fixing them). I purchased this particular 3/4 Allegro outfit just before she turned 12 and it works perfectly for her (although I will say - my daughter is very small for her age). She used a 1/4 size from ages 5-7 and the 1/2 size from 8-11. The best part is I can re-sale the used violins for around $80-$100 on craigslist! Her music teacher has always liked the sound and quality of her Palatinos and they look very nice for recitals. I would recommend this violin to any young student playing as a hobby. When my daughter gets... 5/5 Mrs. H. (Memphis, TN USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Palatino VN-450-3/4 Allegro Violin Outfit, 3/4 Size (Electronics) I prefer purchasing a new violin for my daughter when she moves up in size each time but it can get pretty expensive. I am so glad I've discovered the Palatino family of violins! With the low price I don't have to worry about her accidently breaking anything on the instrument because I can afford to get a new one if so. Because it is brand new and not pre-owned I don't have to worry about something being wrong with it (I don't know all that much about violins and fixing them). I purchased this particular 3/4 Allegro outfit just before she turned 12 and it works perfectly for her (although I will say - my daughter is very small for her age). She used a 1/4 size from ages 5-7 and the 1/2 size from 8-11. The best part is I can re-sale the used violins for around $80-$100 on craigslist! Her music teacher has always liked the sound and quality of her Palatinos and they look very nice for recitals. I would recommend this violin to any young student playing as a hobby. When my daughter gets... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 21, 2013
    List Price: $179.99
    Price: $113.20
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    Ebony Frog Bow & Featherweight Case
    Ebony Fittings
    Solid Hand Carved Maple Back, Sides & Neck
    Solid Hand Carved Spruce Top
    Inlaid Purfling


  • Generic

    Beginner 3/4 Size Violin with Free Carrying Case - Natural Color

    Musical Instruments (Generic)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Generic

    a real (but cheap) violin at a very cheap price

    0 3/5 M. Osswald - See all my reviews, January 9, 2007

    Bank For Your Buck

    0 4/5 Prashant P. "Prashant P." (Aurora, IL USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Beginner 3/4 Size Violin with Free Carrying Case - Natural Color Good quality, strings had to be replace ($30) but the instrument is sound and quality is pretty good for an intermediate player. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 15, 2011

    Meh... sort of a good investment

    0 3/5 benu (New York) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Beginner 3/4 Size Violin with Free Carrying Case - Natural Color CONS: After about 9 months, the bow had broken ($50 quote to repair) and the strings have difficulty staying in tune longer than a day or so (new pegs, repairman said $40-$100 to replace). We also had to replace a couple broken strings, but I imagine that's not unexpected.PROS: With this violin, we were able to determine that our daughter is indeed interested in playing, and now we are going to rent a higher quality violin from a local music store for $15/month. Had we rented over the past 9 months, we would have paid around $135, so in that sense we've saved some money. And now we have a beater violin that the younger kids can toy around with if they want.IN SUM: Not a great violin, but if you're willing to [potentially] throw away some cash just to get SOMETHING in your hands, this could be a good investment. But don't expect it to last very long. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 10, 2014
    List Price: $149.99
    Price: $57.04
    You Save: $92.95 (62%)
    3/4 size, for children 9 to 11 years old with an arm length of 22 to 23.5 inches
    Comes with hard shell case, bow, and rosin
    Select spruce top, pearwood fingerboard, maple back and sides
    Inexpensive starter instrument for children and adults alike


  • Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Cecilio CVN-200 Solid Wood Violin with Tuner and Lesson Book, Size 3/4

    Musical Instruments (Cecilio Musical Instruments)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (3.1/5)
    Cecilio Musical Instruments

    Great Item for Those Learning to play!

    0 5/5 Alicia Burton (Centralia, MO, US) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-200 Solid Wood Violin with Tuner and Lesson Book, Size 3/4 (Electronics) My child started to play the Violin this year. Great item. Came in packaged very well and had everything you need to start playing the violin. The metronome alone is worth it to keep you Violin tuned for those who can't tune it by ear! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 5, 2013

    Nice Starter Violin

    0 5/5 SV - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-200 Solid Wood Violin with Tuner and Lesson Book, Size 3/4 (Electronics) This is a painted piece..if you are looking for a starter violin that is cheap and are unsure if your kid is committed to violin, this is it. I wont say this is a great piece but does it job. Makes good sound and stays tuned. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 21, 2014

    Great value for the student, but look elsewhere for professional grade.

    0 3/5 Monty - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cecilio CVN-200 Solid Wood Violin with Tuner and Lesson Book, Size 3/4 (Electronics) Pretty nice violin for the price. The only challenge my daughter has with it are the pegs. They loosen a little too easily. I have used all the techniques to stabilize them, but they still come loose. Fit and finish is not professional symphony level, but perfect for the student. Bottom line: Great for the student, professionals should spend the extra money for the really nice units. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 28, 2013
    List Price: $239.99
    Price: $99.99
    You Save: $140.00 (58%)
    Includes: Cecilio tuner, hard case, two Brazilwood bows, rosin, adjustable shoulder rest, two bridges, extra set of strings, and lesson book/CD/DVD
    1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
    Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple back & sides
    Maple fingerboard, boxwood pegs, chin rest, and tailpiece with four nickel plated fine tuners
    Size 3/4 natural varnish violin with inlaid purfling



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