Based on 9 Reviews
From HILLIARD, OH
Reviewed On: 04/13/2016
This Violin is Wonderful!
I have this particular violin. I am an adult student and I wanted a better quality violin so I decided on this one. I searched for several months and decided on this brand. I love the sound and quality, more bright than dark. I did upgrade the strings to Obligato and I think they sound really nice on this instrument. The strings are all right that come with the instrument. However, I decided to upgrade them when the strings needed changing. I called for advice and Shar recommended the obligato strings. I practice in a private studio and my teacher also enjoys the sound this violin produces. I think this is well worth the price esp. if you are renting to own. The bow and case that come with the package are nice as well. I always played with a carbon fiber bow so the upgraded bow was a nice change compared to a student bows.
63 people found this review helpful.
From CHICOPEE, MA
Reviewed On: 02/25/2016
When I first got this violin, I was impressed. I was looking for a loud and bright violin, and that is exactly what I got! The E string was loud bright, and it was pleasant to hear. The G string, however, was loud and had a darker tone to it, almost viola like. I brought this violin to my teacher, and she was impressed as well! The only thing that I didn't really like was the D string. It was a bit scratchy and unresponsive at first, but after a couple of days, it sounded great! Great instrument!!!
101 people found this review helpful.
From STUART, FL
Reviewed On: 04/30/2015
I'm seriously impressed.
I got this violin for an in-home trial along with another violin in the same price range (Otto Ernst Fischer), and this one was superior in every way. There was really no competition. I loved the tone, feel, playability, and aesthetics. It has a great depth and presence, while maintaining an even brightness. I decided to visit the closest reputable violin shop to me, which is in Boca Raton, to see how this violin compared to several others in the same price range. I spent at least an hour in their shop and played probably a dozen different violins by various makers. They had some really nice instruments, but nothing that was as nice as the Lamberti for the same price. The violin that was the most similar cost $600 more, and the cheapest one they had that actually sounded better was a full $1000 more. The in-home trial was convenient and the staff was helpful every time I called. I've played this violin every day since I got it and I'm loving it more as time goes on.
271 people found this review helpful.
From STATEN ISLAND, NY
Reviewed On: 02/28/2015
We bought the Carlo Lamberti Master Series about 4 months ago, as an upgrade for my son. He plays constantly and he was straining to get his beginning violin to make the sounds he was trying to make. What a revelation this choice has been. The set up was very carefully done. It was immediately playable and the sound has been such a pleasure! It has a dramatically richer tone than his first violin. The A and E strings (thomastik Infeld Vision) are sonorous and clear but also so much richer than the very simple tones of his dear beginner violin. The G string particularly has a thick, lush sound that carries incredibly well in performance. initially we paired this with a Presto Audition bow, but, for my son's playing style, this turned the sonorous quality of the upper strings into almost an echo effect. He is now using a Coda Bow Prodigy very successfully, and experimenting with an R.A. Meinel which is a lighter, somewhat drier sound than the Coda Bow but somehow also very pleasing. He is happily figuring out which he likes for which pieces. This is a violin with huge heart. It loves my son's passionate playing. If a growl can be said to be velvety then this violin has that kind of growl. What a great choice.
256 people found this review helpful.
From Birmingham, AL
Reviewed On: 04/18/2014
The Carlo Lamberi Master Series Guarneri Violin has a beautiful open sound, especially in the upper register. This is an excellent instrument for an advancing student.
395 people found this review helpful.
From HAGATNA , GU
Reviewed On: 03/25/2014
Lamberti Master Series
I recently uprated to the Carlo Lambert Master series violin. This is a wonderful instrument. The tone is warm and resonant without sacrificing clarity and projection. The setup is outstanding: bridge feet fitted to the belly, string notches evenly spaced, pegs fitted for easy tuning, etc. The careful craftsmanship that went into this violin is apparent. Thanks to everyone at Shar.
341 people found this review helpful.
From HARBOR SPRINGS , MI
Reviewed On: 02/26/2014
I am so in love with this violin. So well made, so pretty, and such a great, GREAT voice. Thank you, Shar!!!!
369 people found this review helpful.
From STEPHENVILLE , NF
Reviewed On: 03/13/2013
Received this instrument a couple of days ago,had to rely upon instrument sales person of shar to choose one for me.He did a great job this violin is miles above my old one. It is very well balanced,great tone sweet and as one person described throaty.It was immediately playable,just unpacked tuned no problem and played without effort.The more I play it the more I like it. I had a good experience with shar representative,I would recommend this violin and this store to anyone.
306 people found this review helpful.
From BRIDGEWATER , MA
Reviewed On: 02/01/2013
I've tried and owned many violins below and above $2000 such as the Snow and Jay Haide line and teh Lamberti Master is by far the richest, warmest and loudest of the bunch. It is also very beautiful whch was a not a priority to me just a bonus! I am very happy with my Lamberti. Now off to find the right bow....
301 people found this review helpful.
From SOUTH AMBOY , NJ
Reviewed On: 06/27/2012
I ordered this violin last week and got it today. I did a few tests with it. It play beautifully! This violin is definitely worth its price! The violin comes with very nice quality strings. The instrument was safe during shipping because of the protection that is placed with the violin. I highly recommend this violin to anyone who is serious about playing! the 12 month no interest plan makes it affordable as well! Love it!
300 people found this review helpful.
From Fort Hood, TX
Reviewed On: 10/26/2011
I have been doing research on the qualities to look for in a violin. The prior reviews written by other people where a tremendous help on what I needed to look for. Shar Music home trial sets it far above the other companies. The Lambarti Master , I choose because of the great workmanship and ease of transition to a new instrument. It has a beatiful prozection and clarity of sound. This instrument has made my practice time so much more enjoyable. Thank You Shar Staff. Linda, Fort Hood,Texas
298 people found this review helpful.
From PFLUGERVILLE , TX
Reviewed On: 07/05/2011
A beautiful sound under my ear
I just upgraded from my Franz Hoffman Maestro to the Lamberti Master Art Stradivari model violin. I did the in-home trial, which was an incredibly easy experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who is not sure about which instrument to purchase. I tried both these models of the Lamberti Master Art series and decided to go with the Stradivari model. Both these violins had the "throaty" sound as described on this profile, and the dark sound was absolultely delightful when right under my own ear. My only disappointment with these violins was their lack of projection, even in a smaller room. I compared these two with a brighter sounding violin, also from Shar, and neither Lamberti had as much volume or clarity when I was being the "audience" and my teacher played them. I am wondering if a brighter sounding string or a very bright sounding bow, perhaps a carbon fiber one, might counter-balance some the "darkness" of this violin and help projection. I'll experiment with that. I had first decided to go with the brighter violin that had more projection; however, in the end I changed my mind and went with the sound that was most pleasing to my OWN ear when I was playing the instrument. While it may not carry as far in a room full of people, it sounds the best at close proximity. And that is what my own playing is about. This violin makes my practice time so much more enjoyable. I think my playing has improved 100% in just these few days because I enjoy the sound of this violin so much that I can't stop practicing on it. The varnish is beautiful, although a little thick, and has a nice antiqued look to it. I feel sure it will wear nicely as time goes by. If you are looking for a "Dark" sounding violin, this is your choice.
296 people found this review helpful.
From Saline, MI
Reviewed On: 06/10/2010
This is amazing! The projection is great, and has a perfect degree of "forgiveness". The pitch last a ridiculously long time and sounds great. You can tell when this violin is in tune because you will hear it "click". When I showed this violin to my private teacher she estimated its cost upwards of $3000!! Definitely a great value!
311 people found this review helpful.
From Clinton, IL
Reviewed On: 05/31/2010
This violin is loud and obnoxious while it can also be sweet and smoothing.
291 people found this review helpful.
From HAMPSTEAD , NC
Reviewed On: 02/16/2010
Very nice . . .
I ordered the Guarneri pattern. While I can't speak for the Stradivari model which is supposed to have a brighter tone, this one is wonderfully rich and robust having an almost viola-like quality in the lower register. A real treat to play and look at. It even makes ME sound good! LoL ?;^D
354 people found this review helpful.
From Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed On: 12/03/2009
I got this violin for a trial with the LV16 and LV18 Models.WOW. This violin is amazing. Not only does it sound beautiful, But it looks it too. When I asked my teacher how much he thought it was worth he said upwards of $2000! Great Deal, I recommend it to anyone whos serious about music and wants a little more.
313 people found this review helpful.
From Flint, MI
Reviewed On: 08/21/2008
After a few trips to the Shars showroom in which my daughter tried several dozen violins in the 1500-2000 price range we kept coming back to the Lamberti Master. Projection, tone, playability, and responsiveness are all the best we could find in this price range.
329 people found this review helpful.
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