Where to Buy a Good Violin
Good violins are usually found in music stores, but you’ll pay a lot for shopping retail. It is better for you to buy at wholesale prices. Nowadays it is easy to buy online. If the violin doesn’t meet with your expectations, you can always return it for a full refund. Many online stores have excellent return policies. But where do I buy them from – Do I hear you ask?
Good and excellent violins are found here:
What makes a violin good?
Violins are like red wine: They mature as they age. If you buy a good violin and keep it in great condition, the violin will mature as it ages. Its sound will become better as it matures. In order to keep a violin in great condition, you need to tune it often and play it often. The more often you play it, the better it gets. This is why older violins often sell for more than it cost to buy them; their sound is beautiful. They have matured. Matured second hand violins sell from $800 upwards. It has to be a reputable name. You find the name of the violin when you look inside the sound box. That is what we call the F hole because it looks like an f. If you turn the violin so you can look into the sound box, you will see the name of the violin maker on a label inside the sound box.
How to buy a violin for beginners
How old is the beginner? If the beginner is 15 years old or older, you can use the Amazon links above to get a good full size violin. Younger than 15, and the beginner will need a half or quarter sized violin. Quarter sized violins are usually from age 3 – 6 or older, depending on the size of the child. When you are not sure what size the violin should be, buy both quarter sized and half sized violins. When you buy them at wholesale prices it is worth the expense. If your child fits a half sized violin, you can return the quarter sized one, or sell it on E-Bay or a similar store. If they fit the quarter sized one, keep the half sized one for when they grow into it.
If the beginner is an adult the violins above will be perfect for him. For children, see below:
How do you know which size violin fits?
The child’s left arm should be bent when he holds the violin correctly. It should form a V shape. When the violin is held under the chin, the child’s fingers should be on the fingerboard right next to the scroll on the other end of the violin. The violin should rest between the thumb and index finger which should be positioned next to the scroll. The arm should then be a V shape. If the left arm is straight, the violin is too big for the student.
Here are half and quarter sized violins:
Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 1/4Mendini 1/4 MV400 Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Extra Bridge and StringsCecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 1/2Mendini 1/2 MV200 Solid Wood Natural Varnish Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings
I hope this will help you in knowing where and how to buy violins for beginners. Next, you will need to know where to find the best online violin lessons for your violinist.
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