Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Violin Player Pack



"We include everything you need in this Palatino player pack. The violin features sold, hand carved woods for a great sound and feel, as well as a fine tuner tailpiece and ebonized fittings for easy tuning.

Also included is a shoulder rest, pitch pipe and a 60 minute practice tape."

Palatino Campus Violin Outfit

Palatino Campus Violin Outfit

"Palatino Violin Outfit

Palatino violins are carefully hand carved. Each Palatino violin is meticulously graduated to exact specifications, ensuring a consistency of tone between individual pieces. Our VN-350 outfit is a favorite because of its low price, great sound, and upgraded features. This violin comes with a fine tuner tailpiece, ebonized fittings, a mongolian horsehair bow, & a student-loved featherweight case.

* Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top
* Hand Carved Solid Maple Back, Sides, and Neck
* Inlaid Purfling
* Fine Tuner Tailpiece
* Golden Brown Finish
* Mongolian Horsehair Bow
* Featherweight Case with Nylon Cover
* Sizes 4/4 - 1/32"

Palatino Violin Outfit Fiore

Palatino Violin Outfit Fiore

"Created from solid carved woods and a highly flamed maple back, the stunning flamed ebony violin outfit has a classic resonance developed through traditional craftsmanship. The violin features ebony fittings, an aluminum alloy tailpiece and a brazilwood bow with an ebony frog. Each violin is factory adjusted for complete precision."

Palatino Allegro Violin Outfit



"Why buy a used violin?

Palatino Violin VN-450

The Palatino VN-450 violin is fitted with ebony pegs and an anodized aluminum alloy fine tuner tailpiece. These features make the Palatino violin easy to tune, a necessity for beginners. The outfit comes in a featherweight case and includes an ebony frog bow with genuine Mongolian horsehair.

* Hand Carved Solid Select Spruce Top
* Ebony Pegs
* Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top
* Hand Carved Solid Maple Back, Sides, and Neck
* Inlaid Purfling
* Anodized Fine Tuner Tailpiece
* Golden Brown Finish
* Ebony Frog Bow with Mongolian Horsehair Bow
* Featherweight Case with Nylon Cover
* Sizes 4/4 - 1/16"

Sunday, March 18, 2007

School Violins

SV 175 Violin

Regular price: $129.99
Sale price: $109.99


Beginner Violin Package

$109

Stock up for schools now with this perfect, entry level violin outfit. All fittings and woods are selected to assure that it outperforms our competitors similarly priced products.

This violin package includes a folding music stand with carrying bag and Essential Elements 2000 for violin (plus dvd). One stop shopping for the beginning violinist.

Violins for Sale

The following are student violins for sale, at reduced prices:

Student Violin Outfit

Regular price: $109.99
Sale price: $89.99, 2/$169.99



Cremona Violin Outfit SV100

Regular price: $119.99
Sale price: $99.99

Student Violin




Student Violin

* Handcarved, properly graduated, solid spruce top
* Handcarved solid maple back, sides and neck
* Fine gloss finish
* Select, finer quality tonewoods
* Bookmatched, highly-flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Warm brown finish
* Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached horsehair
* C-3960 deluxe, oblong, arched-top Featherweight® case with gray velvet interior and padded black 800 denier ballistic nylon cover

Anton breton AB50 student violin

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Cremona Artist Series Violin Outfit SV-1400


Cremona Artist Series Violin Outfit SV-1400

"Cremona sv-1400

This one piece back is always deeply figured, seasoned old maple, with sides and scroll to match. The exquisite wood, workmanship and general apearance is what you would expect to see in a fine hand-made violin costing $4,000 or more, and the tone is quite in keeping with the appearance.

Comes with superb LB-14 brazilwood bow and a great plush-lined oblong case.

Hand carved solid spruce top

Hand carved solid maple back, sides neck & scroll

Highly Flamed One-Piece Maple Back and Flamed Maple Sides Neck & Scroll

Grade A Ebony Fingerboard

Hill-Style Boxwood Fittings

Delicately Inlaid Purfling

1 Fine Tuner in a Polished Boxwood Tailpiece

Beautiful French-polished shaded brown finish

TL-35 well-padded arched-top Travelite suspension violin case with durable ballistic exterior and plush interior lining. 3 interior compartments too!

LB-14 high-quality brazilwood bow with full-mounted ebony frog, silver-plated wrap and genuine unbleached white horsehair

VNS-150 Anton Breton Perlon strings

VP-203 Cremona 3-Star Bridge
Shop adjusted.
Available in 4/4 size only."

Cremona Maestro "PRINCIPAL MODEL" VIOLIN SV-1340


Cremona Maestro "PRINCIPAL MODEL" VIOLIN SV-1340

"# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid Spruce top
# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid flamed maple neck with matched back and sides
# Back is 1-piece
# Delicate, precisely inlaid Ebony purfling
# Extremely elegant edge work for the aged look
# Hand-applied oil varnish
# Hill-style Boxwood fittings
# Ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle
# Cremona 3-star bridge
# Perlon Strings
# (1) VP-14 finetuner
# Sacconi-style tailpiece hanger
# LB-19 J.LaSalle Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair
# TL-35 Deluxe Travelite suspension case
# Shop adjusted"

How to Buy a Student Violin

Violins, along with the rest of the String family, (violas, cellos and basses) are an integral part of the Symphony Orchestra.

The instrument is commonly associated with classical music, but there are other genres such as blue grass, folk and various styles of “fiddle music”. It’s also occasionally heard in blues, jazz and rock.

Contrary to some popular beliefs, the violin is not a particularly difficult instrument to play, and with consistent practice beginners usually make rapid progress, playing simple melodies relatively quickly.

The violin is particularly child-friendly in that it comes in a variety of sizes. As a student grows, the instrument can be traded for larger sizes. It’s critical that a student has the proper size instrument.

A violin that is too large in proportion to the size of the student can create a very uncomfortable situation. In extreme situations, this can lead to tendonitis leaving students discouraged and turned off to the instrument.


Student Level
These violins are produced for beginning students and are often produced by machine. Maple is sometimes used for high friction parts (pegs, fingerboard) and dyed to resemble the more expensive Ebony, which is found on most violins. These instruments are excellent for the early stages of development and are priced to easily fit into most budgets.

Intermediate Level
These instruments represent better quality wood and workmanship, most (if not all) of which is done by hand. The result is an instrument that sounds better and will accommodate a player to more advanced levels of play. Pegs and fingerboard are usually made of Ebony. Extensive hand graduation of the top and back of the violin result in a more refined sound. Some intermediate violins may approach the professional level of performance.

Pro Level
These are violins made from only the finest woods and built with a near fanatical devotion to every detail of the instruments construction and appearance. Because of the relatively low number of craftsman skilled at this level, and the number of hours required to produce an instrument of this caliber with a select piece of natural wood, the price of these instruments is considerably higher.


More Info

There are 2 basic areas of the violin:

* Body – The “box” part of the instrument. The top is generally made of a thinly and precisely shaved piece of spruce, the back and sides (ribs) are generally made of maple. The top and back may be made of a single piece of wood or a bookmatched piece.

* Neck Assembly – the structure that attaches to the top end of the violin body. It is generally made of maple and has at the top-end, the peg box (where the strings attach to the pegs) and the scroll. Applied to the top of the neck are the fingerboard (where the left-hand fingers press down to alter the pitch of the strings) and the nut (a small piece of wood that supports and separates the strings just as they pass into the “peg box”).

The Parts of a Violin

* Bridge - a specially shaped and fitted piece of hard maple that sits between the strings and body of the instrument and transmits the majority of the string vibrations to the body.

* Soundpost – a small cylindrical piece of wood that is fitted and wedged between the back and face of a stringed instrument. Its placement has a great effect of the sound of the instrument.

* F-Hole – Two holes precisely cut in the top of a stringed instrument to permit the sound to be projected from the interior of the instrument.

* Button – a small round piece of wood fitted by pressure into a hole in the bottom ribs of a stringed instrument. It serves as the anchoring point for the string adjuster (tailgut), which is attached to the tailpiece.

* Tailpiece – a long tapered piece of material suspended above the top of the violin by the ends of the strings at the bridge end, and the tailgut at the button end.

* Tailgut – the long strand of material that attaches through two holes in the bottom end of the tailpiece and then passes over the bottom edge of the instrument, looping around the button as its other anchoring point.

* String Adjuster (optional) – a small mechanical device attached to the tailpiece of a stringed instrument to make fine adjustments in string tension



Our site has a complete and varied selection of violins, in all sizes and playing levels

Cremona Maestro Series SV1260



Cremona Maestro Series SV1260

"# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid Spruce top
# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid flecked flamed maple neck, back and sides (Flame varies by model)
# Back is 1-piece
# Delicate, precisely inlaid Ebony purfling
# Extremely elegant edge work for the aged look
# Hand-applied oil varnish
# Hill-style Boxwood fittings
# Ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle
# Cremona 3-star bridge
# Perlon Strings
# (1) VP-14 finetuner
# LB-19 J.LaSalle Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair
# TL-35 Deluxe Travelite suspension case
# Shop adjusted"

Cremona Maestro SV-1240




Cremona Maestro SV-1240

"Finding an all solid, hand-carved, violin outfit using premium aged, flamed and book-matched woods has been unheard of until now. Now thanks to Saga, this is an amazing instrument that all can afford.

* Hand-carved and graduated, select solid Spruce top
* Hand-carved and graduated, select solid flecked flamed maple neck, back and sides (Flame varies by model)
* Back is 2-piece
* Delicate, precisely inlaid Ebony purfling
* Extremely elegant edge work for the aged look
* Hand-applied oil varnish
* Hill-style Boxwood fittings
* Ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle
* Cremona 3-star bridge
* Perlon Strings
* (1) VP-14 finetuner
* LB-19 J.LaSalle Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair
* TL-35 Deluxe Travelite suspension case
* Shop adjusted"

Cremona Maestro Series SV1220 Violin


Cremona Maestro Series SV1220 Violin

"# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid Spruce top
# Hand-carved and graduated, select solid mapleneck, back and sides (Flame varies by model)
# Delicate, precisely inlaid Ebony purfling
# Extremely elegant edge work for the aged look
# Hand-applied oil varnish
# Hill-style Boxwood fittings
# Ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle
# Cremona 3-star bridge
# Perlon Strings
# (1) VP-14 finetuner
# LB-19 J.LaSalle Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair
# TL-35 Deluxe Travelite suspension case
# Shop adjusted"

Cremona SV-360




Cremona SV-360

"Owning a violin by Guarnerius is a dreamed shared by all violin players whether they are budding students or seasoned professionals. Now is your chance to actually own a piece of history in the new SV-360 violin outfit from Cremona. Faithfully recreating the maker�s most valuable works, this violin will surely impress. One look and you will know its history, one listen and you will start making your own.

* Made in the style of Guarnerius
* Hand-carved solid Spruce top
* Highly-flamed hand-carved, solid Maple back, neck and sides
* All woods are hand-selected
* Delicately inlaid purfling
* Ebony fingerboard
* Hill-style Boxwood fittings
* Cremona 3-star bridge
* VNS-150 Anton Breton Perlon strings
* LB-14 J. LaSalle Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair with full-mounted, silver-plate wraped, Ebony frog
* C-3903 Deluxe arched-top oblong hardshell case
* Shop adjusted"

Cremona Student Violins

Our quest to make best selling student violins began over 25 years ago with our desire to offer the finest quality, player worthy and affordable bowed instruments to the retail public. Since those early days we have continued to produce quality instruments with the player in mind. It is this unique view that has helped Cremona become one of the most popular lines of violins in the world.



Each outfit gets a beautiful new translucent, warm brown finish. This complicated and thinly applied finish brings out the incredible grain patterns found in the tight grained spruce and select maples used in each of these outfits.



The new LB-15 bow, made of the finest Brazilwood-perfectly octagonally shaped and well balanced-provides for a very resilient and responsive bow with better bounce and control.

Cremona Student Violins

Friday, March 16, 2007

Anton Breton AB20 Violin Outfit

Anton Breton AB20 Violin Outfit

"* Hand carved solid spruce top * Hand carved solid maple back, sides, neck, and scroll * Ebony fingerboard and ebony pegs * Inlaid purfling * Anodized aluminum tailpiece with 4 fine tuners * Fiberglass bow and genuine horsehair * Ultra-light featherwieght case"

Anton Breton AB10 Violin Outfit




Anton Breton AB10 Violin Outfit

"Anton Breton, Violin Outfit. Carved Solid Spruce Top, Carved Solid Maple Back & Neck, All Solid Wood Construction

* Solid Maple Ribs
* Inliad Purfling
* Ebonized Fittings
* Dark Brown Finish
* VP-73 Fiberglass Bow with Unbleached White Horsehair
* Durable Velvet-Lined molded plastic case
* VP-61 alloy Fine Tuner Tailpiece"

Anton Breton AB5 Violin Outfit

Anton Breton AB5 Violin Outfit

"Wonderful beginner violin at a great price!

Solid Carved solid spruce top * Solid carved maple back, sides, and neck * Hardwood Fittings * Warm Brown Finish * Bakelite Chinrest and Tailpiece * Wood bow with horsehair * Hardshell case"

Cremona SV350 Violin Outfit




Cremona SV350 Violin Outfit

"We have included these beautiful instruments to our collection because we feel the quality of both is exceptional.

The SV350 is a perfect replica of a fine, old Stradivarious, the SV360 is a replica of the Guarerius style.

Twenty coats of fine, pale-amber varnish ensure visual beauty as well as the finest possible tone.

The top and back are hand-graduated by experts, and the workmanship is first rate inside and out.

* Hand selected woods
* Hand carved solid spruce top
* Highly flamed, hand carved solid maple backs, sides and neck Delicately inlaid purfling with corner whiskers
* Ebony fingerboard, Hill-style boxwood fittings
* Warm brown finish
* H Siegler VP72 wooden bow with natural horsehair
* C-3903 deluxe oblong case"

Student Violin Outfit




Student Violin Outfit...Cremona SV 75

Cremona violin outfit, ideal violin for the beginning player.

This violin outfit is ideal for players of any age
Includes one free lesson and guaranteed trade in.

This violin is made by Cremona..a leading maker of fine stringed instruments. Feature include hand carved solid spruce top and hand carved maple back, neck and scroll. The bow is a H. Siegler wooden bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair. They are available in all sizes 1/16th through full, and come complete with case, bow, rosin and four fine tuners. We even offer a trade up to the next size when you are ready. These violins meet or exceed all Music Educator's National Conference specifications for stringed instruments. You will not find a better violin for the price.

Cremona SV100 Violin Outfit

Cremona Violin Outfit SV100

The cost of getting started as an aspiring violin player never became more easy. The SV-100 successfully leaps over all boundaries of cost and sound. A great all-around value.

* Hand-carved solid Spruce top
* Hand-carved solid Maple neck, back and sides
* Warm Brown finish
* Dyed Rosewood fingerboard and fittings
* Inlaid purfling
* VP-61 lightweight alloy tailpiece with (4) built-in finetuners
* VP-73 H. Siegler fiberglass bow with genuine unbleached horsehair
* C-3907 Featherweight arched-top shaped case with blue exterior and light grey interior

Cremona SV 175

Cremona SV 175 Violin

"Sizes 4/4-1/16 Excellent violin outfit for the advanced beginner. Includes our guaranteed trade in plan.

All Cremona Premier Student Violins are designed to meet the specific needs of beginning and advancing students. The new and improved SV-175 is no exception. Featuring solid carved maple and spruce, topped off with all M.E.N.C. approved specifications. Each instrument has been upgraded to include beautiful new translucent warm brown finish which lets the grain show through. Skillfully crafted to be just as pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear. To complete these outfits, each violin outfit 4/4 - 1/16 has been upgraded to include the new Travelite TL-33 oblong violin case with built-in hygrometer, and an exceptional LB-15 J. La Salle octagonal Brazilwood bow with ebony frog and genuine unbleached horsehair!

* Hand-carved solid Spruce top
* Hand-carved solid Maple back, sides, neck and scroll
* Inlaid purfling
* New translucent warm brown finish
* Ebony fingerboard and fittings
* VP-61 alloy tailpiece with (4) built-in finetuners
* New LB-15 Octagonal Brazilwood bow with genuine unbleached white horsehair
* VP-203 Cremona 3-star bridge
* New TL-33 Light-weight, rectangular violin case
* Shop adjusted"

Beginner Violin Package

Beginner Violin Package

"Stock up for schools now with this perfect, entry level violin outfit. All fittings and woods are selected to assure that it outperforms our competitors similarly priced products.

* Hand-carved solid Spruce top
* Hand-carved solid Maple neck, back and sides
* Warm Brown finish
* Dyed Rosewood fingerboard and fittings
* Black Bakelite tailpiece and chinrest
* Painted purfling
* VP-62 tailpiece with (4) built-in finetuners
* VP-71 bow: wood stick, Rosewood frog, and unbleached horsehair
* C-3907 Featherweight arched-top shaped case with blue exterior and light grey interior

This violin package includes a folding music stand with carrying bag and Essential Elements 2000 for violin (plus dvd). One stop shopping for the beginning violinist.

This deal also includes one free e mail lesson as well as our guaranteed trade in plan!"

Cremona SV200 Violin




Cremona SV200 Violin Outfit..For The Intermediate Player

"Cremona SV200 violin outfit, a fine violin for the intermediate violinist. Includes guaranteed trade in plan.

* Hand carved solid spruce top
* Hand carved solid maple back, neck and scroll
* Solid maple sides
* Inlaid purfling
* Hardshell case

This is for the intermediate player, it features ebony pegs, tailpiece and chinrest.


Ebony fingerboard


LB-12 brazilwood bow with horsehair and ebony frog
Flamed back and sides

This violin outfit features the legendary quality of the Cremona violin family. Trouble free tuning with a deluxe tailpiece with built in fine tuners. What a boon for students and teachers. Hand carved sound chambers offer the most pleasing tone."