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Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/16 size

Item# THV120T116A

$186.00

Recommended for Beginners on a budget. The Prelude is made with higher quality tonewood that will allow Beginners to advance further on their musical journey before trading up to another instrument.

Hand made by skilled artisans from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture Premium strings. Outfit includes KVB Brazilwood bow, rosin and TC66 shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop.

Previously Owned - Moderate Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin Outfit - 1/8 size

Item# TSVB2WHZ18B

$265.00

Great Musicianship requires passion and commitment. A student with these qualities needs a violin that can keep up with them as their skills rapidly improve. The Maestro is up to the challenge, and is sure to make student, teacher and audience very happy!

The Maestro is a favorite among Suzuki teachers and private teachers with traditional studios. The reason is simple: The Maestro is a beautifully-performing and dependable violin that possesses the hallmarks of time-tested craftsmanship. When we set out to create this violin, our goal was to keep students motivated, teachers impressed and parents delighted. Once we succeeded, we knew we could never rest, so constant improvement was a must. Today’s Maestro is the best we’ve ever offered, with improvements made in tone, playability, hand-fell and consistency. With an unusually warm, round tone, yet outstanding projection, the Franz Hoffmann Maestro stands a head taller than other student violins at this price. Made to our exacting specifications in our Chinese partner workshop, each Maestro is carefully adjusted and test played in our Ann Arbor workshop, so that your Maestro is ready to play and sure to delight for years to come. Available in 4/4 – 1/4 sizes, with limited stock of 1/10 and 1/16 available.

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 3/4 size

Item# BHV100T 34

Shar: $158.00Sale: $151.00

Recommended for Beginners trying violin to see if they like it. An affordable alternative to a V.S.O. "Violin Shaped Object" that hinders new players success and discourages them from continuing.

As any teacher will tell you, a violin for a beginning student must function flawlessly and play with ease, producing a pleasant sound. The Amadeus does just that and has gone through a three step quality inspection process before you receive it.

Visually appealing, the Amadeus is made of quality maple, spruce and ebony. The hand feel is very smooth, and the sound is enhanced by Overture Premium strings and a carbon fiber tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners. The bridge is accurately carved, and the pegs turn smoothly. The outfit includes a shaped foam case, rosin and brazilwood/horsehair bow. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

Item# THV120T12A

$186.00

The Prelude is hand made by skilled artisans in China from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture premium strings. Available in 4/4 to 1/32 sizes.Franz Hoffmann.You can hear the difference!Beginnings are critical. That is why we are committed to offering the best student instruments to beginning players. We believe this commitment is why Hoffmann instruments have become so popular with teachers, schools, parents, and beginning students of all ages.We designed Franz Hoffmann instruments to give you the absolute best student violins, violas, cellos, and basses available on the market today. The consistent quality in materials, construction, playability, tone, and visual appeal make them a great value for every beginning string student.Working closely with workshops, we have carefully designed and crafted each Franz Hoffmann instrument to ensure our specifications are met. These instruments are then taken back to our Ann Arbor workshop to better provide aspiring musicians with easy playability and a beautiful finish.Nothing excites and inspires a budding musician like an instrument that looks, feels and sounds just right.

Blemished Plug 'n Play™ 4-string Electric Violin Outfit

Item# BPPV24T

Shar: $399.00Sale: $343.00

Strong and Mellow Acoustic Sound, Professional Grade

The Plug 'n Play electric violin just keeps getting better and better! We worked with a professional multi-genre violinist on what pros want: New geared pegs work much more reliably and smoothly than friction pegs under hot stage lights, eliminating the need for fine adjusters and making tuning a breeze. We also lowered the string action to allow for fast and soft fingering. We did this by improving the quality of the ebony fingerboard, bridge, and strings, performing the entire setup and tonal output adjustment at SHAR. Finally, we upgraded the electronics, for far more output. The new Plug 'n Play Concert violin sounds clean, mellow and complex, like an acoustic violin, but now that drummer has met his match on stage! Of course, you can also tone it down... way down, by plugging the included earbuds directly into your Plug 'n Play violin, so as not to bother your neighbors when practicing. In fact, transitioning from your acoustic to your Plug 'n Play couldn't be easier – because of its clever design, you can even use your favorite shoulder rest. 

Outfit includes Toshira case (TC100), Brazilwood bow (KVB), mini rosin, cable with 1/4" jack, earbudss and 9-volt battery. 4/4 size. Instrument Weight 1.7 lbs

Blemished Shar Electric Violin Outfit

Item# BSEVT

Shar: $179.00Sale: $159.00

"The new SHAR Electric Violin plays like a fiddle, feels like a fiddle, and sounds like a fiddle. You can finally afford to "rock" your string program with an entry-level electric violin. With both a quarter inch and mini (headphone) jack students can use this both as a performance and a practice instrument. This is the perfect instrument to introduce your students to the world of electric strings." - Bob Phillips

Start Playing Electric Violin Where Every Violin Student Starts: SHAR

Have you thought about going electric, but just didn't know how to get started? Do you need an instrument that is affordable yet will perform without problems? With so many confusing websites, have you been afraid of getting burned by those bargain basement electrics that may look inexpensive, but you know that they just won't perform as you need them to? You know that you can trust SHAR for quality affordable acoustic instruments, now SHAR offers you the perfect way to start with Electrics!

We designed and built the SHAR Electric Violin around four core principles that hundreds of violinists told us any good electric violin must meet: It must sound like an acoustic violin, only loud. It has to have professional features, such as a 1/4" output jack. It has to have a silent practice feature. And it has to feel like playing an acoustic violin. Built especially for SHAR, professionally setup in SHAR's own shop, and individually inspected, adjusted and test-played, the SHAR Electric may be just what you have been looking for. Ebony pegs and fingerboard, carbon fiber tailpiece with four fine tuners, proper and professional setup, and fitted with Overture Premium strings, the SHAR Electric Violin will feel familiar right out of the box. Now's your chance to easily stand up next to that trumpet player in church!

The outfit includes a Toshira case, Schmidt bow, rosin, cable, battery, and earphones... add an amp, plug in, and you are all set!

Cordoba Protege Classical Guitar 1/2 Size

Item# TCCG112

List: $205.00Shar: $159.99Sale: $108.99

Out of Stock

The CCG1 is a nylon string Spanish style guitar. It belongs to the Protégé by Córdoba line, a series of high quality instruments created to provide aspiring young guitarists with a comfortable first guitar that's easy to learn on and play. Offered in full, half, three-quarter, and one-quarter sizes, the Protégé by Córdoba models feature the classic combination spruce tops mahogany back and sides, rosewood bridges, rosewood fingerboards, a Hauser-style wood-inlaid mosaic rosette, nickel tuning machines, premium Savarez strings, and a high gloss polyurethane finish. All the Protégé by Córdoba guitars also include a two-way truss rod and a Córdoba gig bag.

Previously Owned - Moderate Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin Outfit - 1/4 size

Item# TSH500T14B

$231.00

Our most popular Franz Hoffmann violin, the Concert is designed to bring out the best performance in students, and is an instrument they can stay with for years.

This beautifully hand carved violin is finished with a quality spirit varnish to bring out the best sound from the aged tonewoods. Consistent quality, playability and visual appeal, combined with its value, make the Concert a violin that stands out. Made by our partner workshop in China, each Concert is inspected and adjusted in Ann Arbor. .

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Etude Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Item# BSV125T 44

$214.00

Our recommended "Step-Up" instrument for Beginners and Intermediate players who either have some playing experience or wish to start with an instrument that will allow for more rapid development of their skills.

A popular choice with parents and teachers willing to spend a bit more for a warmer sound. Made by hand in our Chinese partner workshop, finished with a spirit varnish to bring out even more of the sound, and set-up with Overture Ultra strings. This level of craftsmanship is not found on any other student violin in this price range.

A solid spruce top, inlaid purfling, solid maple sides and neck, and ebony fittings all combine to make this an excellent student instrument. Available in 4/4 -1/4 sizes.

Previously Owned Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Violin - 3/4 size

Item# TKJS3034

Shar: $2,249.00Sale: $1,574.30

In Stock

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Previously Owned Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art Violin - 1/2 size

Item# TKJS3012

Shar: $2,250.00Sale: $1,575.00

In Stock

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello - Instrument Only - 3/4 size

Item# BHC12034

$769.00

In Stock

This Franz Hoffmann instrument does not come with any accessories, it is the instrument only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing.

It was time - our best-selling Prelude cello has always been an outstanding value in a beginner's cello. But we were delighted when we found a workshop that raised the bar! Working closely with this workshop and our instrument partner in Beijing, we finally created the best beginner cello on the market today: The New Prelude Cello.

Hand-carved aged flamed maple and clear, straight-grained spruce, the new Prelude is as much a delight to look at as it is to play. The delicately shaded golden-brown varnish is spirit-based and hand applied, allowing the Prelude to vibrate freely and the sound to blossom. Careful attention to the ebony fingerboard allows your young student to advance quickly, without fighting poor setup. Smoothly functioning ebony pegs, perfectly-fitted bridge and post and final test playing and adjustment at our Ann Arbor workshop ensures that the Prelude will perform perfectly, with no wolf tones.

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