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Dansted
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: best starting violin Reply with quote

I'm looking for the best ever starting violin!

I can't play but I've been playing guitar for 13 years and the tuning is similer so I'm not starting all from scratch.

What violin models are good to start off with?
I've found these violins from thomann.de are they any good, and which of them would you recommend?

STENTOR SR1400 VIOLINE 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/stentor_sr1400_violine_44.htm

ALFRED STINGL BY HÖFNER VIOLINSET AS 160 V 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/alfred_stingl_violinset_as_160_v_44.htm

STENTOR SR1500 VIOLINE STUDENT II 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/stentor_sr1500_violine_student_ii_44.htm

GEWA ALLEGRO MANCINO 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/gewa_allegro_mancino_4_4.htm

GEWA VIOLINENGARNITUR ALLEGRO 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/gewa_allegro_violine.htm

GEWA VIOLINGARNITUR STUDENT 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/gewa_violingarnitur_student.htm

SUZUKI 200E VIOLINSET 4/4
http://www.thomann.de/dk/suzuki_200e_violinset_4_4.htm

ALFRED STINGL BY HÖFNER AS 260 V 4/4 VIOLINSET
http://www.thomann.de/dk/alfred_stingl_by_hoefner_as_260_v_44_violinset.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered Samuel Eastman?
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Dansted
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leif Luscombe wrote:
Have you considered Samuel Eastman?


I havent seen that brand, do you know a dealer that deliveres to Denmark?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.eastmanstrings.com/eastmanstrings/workshop/workshop2.htm

Do you know where their workshop is?
Likely Eastman rather do the sourcing, QC and trading

What budget you have?
Very important, can you ears tolerate very poor sound even the instrument is well tuned and fingers on right position?

For a beginner, i'd suggest to buy a very cheap one
BUt you have many yrs playing guitar, this makes a big difference
I think u could get a better one if finance permits
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My budget is about 500$
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.abrsm.org/?page=home
has a system of testing players' ability from Grade 1 to Grade 8, after grade 8 is the performance diploma....and so on

a bit more than 500 Euro + postage
u can get a violin good enough to help u up to over grade 8 level but slightly inadequate for performance diploma level or further

one single violin that can last for many many years or your whole life UNLESS you are prodigy or your ears are particularly strong and sensitive to quality of sound from an instrument
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stentor violins are ok-ish but can become quickly annoying because they lack the finer qualities of better instruments.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a good article at http://www.violinist.com/wiki/buying/ that may give you some insight.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a good article that may shed some light on what to look for when you are buying your first violin. http://www.violinstudent.com/buyingaviolina.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consider some brands in this list: best violin brands 2019
This post also recommend 1 item of each brand and review.
There are a lot of other brands but these brands we think that they're best for beginners and those on budget.
Hope this help for ones who have same question.
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