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Rating:Posted By: Anonymous from Fargo, ND
June 26, 2013
Just not that great.
Spend the extra money for the Hoffman Prelude. It's a great beginner violin. The Hoffman Amadeus just falls short in a lot of areas. That being said, it is not the worst violin a student as brought to lessons. If you can't spend the extra money for the Prelude, the Amadeus will still get you started. ... (See Full Review)
Rating:Posted By: Anonymous from newyork, NY
October 21, 2011
buy Maestro model instead
I had a student buy this in 1/16 size. I was very disappointed. Every time she plucked a string, the bridge would move because the varnish was hard-plastic-like and slippery. It would not stay n tune for a minute. Go for the Maestro model. That is a solid violin that stays in tune and sound good. ... (See Full Review)
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