John Cheng™ Guarneri Violin - 4/4 size

Item # JGG75


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Inspired by one of the most beautiful violins ever made, the 1737 "King Joseph" Guarneri. This John Cheng model has the unmistakable Guarneri sound - dark, complex and voluptuous, with great projection. The beautiful reddish-brown antique varnish is decidedly dramatic and inspiring. Setup in Ann Arbor by our professional staff, fitted with top-level strings and tested and adjusted by a skilled player to achieve optimal performance.
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 sharserv@sharmusic.com

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  • Rating:
    50 Stars
    Posted By: Anonymous from Content in, OH
    November 28, 2013

    John Cheng Violin Best Purchase

    I'm playing violin in the college and needed a violin that took me to the next level. I tested several violins and a handful of violins from sharmusic. I found the John Cheng Guarneri Violin o be the easiest to play. It is very affordable considering all the qualities it portrays against much more expensive violins out there. My college professor approved it and was quite curious about the maker after he played it. I advise you to purchase a John Cheng Violin. You won't be disappointed. ... (See Full Review)

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    50 Stars
    Posted By: BEN MCLUCKIE from HOONAH , AK
    January 24, 2013

    This violin will make you a better player...

    We tested a dozen violins from Shar and shops in Seattle before settling on this one. This is not a timid or subtile violin - the description 'with great projection' is spot on. It has a huge ynamic range of quality tone. All aspects of one's playing can be clearly heard - which means the sound positively soars when you play correctly, but really fails flat when you don't. My daughter is moving up from Shar's LV11 violin, which in comparison is far more forgiving within a limited tonal and dynamic range (still a fantastic violin for the price). She was getting really frustrated with some triple-stops on the LV11, but with this violin she quickly mastered the triple-stops because her ear could more clearly hear the individual notes and make adjustments on the fly. This violin will make your playing more disciplined and accurate with great rewards - or else you and everyone around will suffer :-) ... (See Full Review)

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful
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Trade-In Policy

Shar is devoted to your musical development from your first beginning instrument to the eventual instrument of your dreams. We know how important your equipment is in producing the best sound possible. As you grow musically, you will undoubtedly need an instrument that can grow with you. We encourage you to take advantage of our Trade-In Program. Whether it is from a 1/4 size to a 1/2 size or from an advanced instrument to a professional instrument, we offer you a generous trade-in credit for your current instrument:

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- Trade-in Credit may be used towards up to 50% of the purchase price of a new, used or blemished instrument or instrument outfit at SHAR! Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please click here to see full details.

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100% - (Includes Carlo Lamberti, Otto Ernst Fischer, Karl Joseph Schneider, John Cheng and those from our Fine Instrument Collection)  Trade-in Credit from any new, used or blemished instrument may be used towards the purchase price of an instrument of equal or greater value. Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please click here to see full details.

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3, 6 or 12 Months - No Interest!  There is no interest charged on this plan. These plans are available only to qualified customers over the age of 18, within the United States. 3-Pay Plan for Instruments over $1,000: Requires 1/3 down and 2 equal monthly payments. A non-refundable handling fee of $20 will be charged with the first payment. 6-Pay Plan for Instruments over $1,500: Requires 20% down and 5 equal monthly payments. A non-refundable handling fee of $75 will be charged with the first payment. 12-Pay Plan for Instruments over $2,000: Requires 20% down and 11 equal monthly payments. A non-refundable handling fee of $220 will be charged with the first payment.

Start your application today by calling a SHAR Violin Shop Representative at 866.742.7270 or contact us for more details about Instrument Financing.

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