Franz Hoffmann® Concert Deluxe Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

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  • SHAR Price: $379.00
  • Sale Price: $369.00
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About This Item

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. In 4/4 - 1/8 sizes.

The BEST $250 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $250 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Spirit Varnish
Chinrest: Ebony / Guarneri Style
Pegs: Ebony
Tailpiece: Composite with Built-in Fine Tuners
Strings: Overture Ultra

Item Includes

Outfit Includes:


• Franz Hoffmann Concert Violin
• Meinel Pernambuco Violin Bow
• Toshira Deluxe Case
• SHAR Mini Rosin

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

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 to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.

The Amadeus violin outfit has everything the beginning musician needs to start off on the right foot! There's no need to settle for a poorly made, hard-to-play "VSO", "violin shaped object", when you can get Franz Hoffmann quality at such a great price.

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. In 4/4 - 1/8 sizes.

The BEST $250 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $250 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

Features/Specs:

Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Spirit Varnish
Chinrest: Ebony / Guarneri Style
Pegs: Ebony
Tailpiece: Composite with Built-in Fine Tuners
Strings: Overture Ultra

Outfit Includes:


• Franz Hoffmann Concert Violin
• Meinel Pernambuco Violin Bow
• Toshira Deluxe Case
• SHAR Mini Rosin

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]
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 to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.

The Amadeus violin outfit has everything the beginning musician needs to start off on the right foot! There's no need to settle for a poorly made, hard-to-play "VSO", "violin shaped object", when you can get Franz Hoffmann quality at such a great price.

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Question By:
MARILYN HOWARTH
From TOOELE, UT

Asked On: 03/06/2017

What is the difference between the Franz Hoffman concert violin/outfit and the Franz Hoffman concert Deluxe violin/outfit?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Marilyn! The deluxe outfit includes an upgraded case and bow. On the product page under "Item Includes", you can find the included case and bow information. Thanks for your question!

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Question By:
Laura Cope
From Murrieta, CA

Asked On: 12/15/2016

Is this instrument made with a solid spruce top and maple back, sides, and neck? Inlaid perfling? Real ebony fittings, pegs, chin rest? Fine tuner?

SHAR Answer:

This instrument has all of those features! The tuners are built into the tailpiece and can be viewed in the product photos. If you have any other questions about this instrument, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks for your question Laura!

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Question By:
Anonymous
From Stratford, WI

Asked On: 11/19/2016

Do I have to buy a chin rest, rosin, and shoulder rest besides this Franz Hoffmann concert deluxe violin because I do know it comes with a case and a bow.

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question! This outfit includes instrument, case, bow and rosin. The violin comes with the chinrest installed but you would need to purchase the shoulder rest separately. If you have any additional questions or would like a shoulder rest recommendation, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question By:
Jayanta Ganguly
From Kendall Park, NJ

Asked On: 09/18/2016

What kind of strings are used for this violin?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jayanta! This violin comes with Overture Ultra strings. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question By:
Jayanta Ganguly
From Kendall Park, NJ

Asked On: 09/18/2016

What kinds of woods is this violin made of?

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question Jayanta! This violin is made with maple and has solid carved spruce top. Hope this helps!

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Question By:
LEO YANG
From WOOSTER, OH

Asked On: 09/08/2016

Is this the violin that cost $250? And what does the deluxe outfit have in it?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Leo! The deluxe outfit includes an upgraded Toshira Case and Meinel Bow, as well as, our "Best In Class" Franz Hoffmann Violin. Thanks for your question!

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POPULAR SHAR STAFF QUESTION
From ANN ARBOR, MI

Asked On: 08/02/2016

What is the minimum that I should look for in a beginner’s violin or viola?

SHAR Answer:

When you buy a beginner's violin or viola, it's a good idea to be aware of its materials, set-up and durability. You'll want the instrument to be made from a solid spruce top and to have maple wood used for its back, neck, and sides. It ought to have real ebony fittings, for durability, and it's ideal to have pegs and fine tuners that are easy to turn and don’t slip. Most importantly, you'll want your violin or viola to meet the proper measurements/specifications and set-up, just like all of the instruments we carry here at SHAR! If the instrument has the proper specifications and set-up, then you will be equipped to succeed at learning the violin or viola. That will help minimize frustration and maximize the enjoyment of learning.

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