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May we suggest
Rating:Posted By: Violinist and teacher from NYC
August 14, 2007
My ~favorite~ beginner's instrument!
I have had consistently wonderful experiences when I've had young students buy the "Prelude" as a first violin. I have students right now who are playing the "Prelude" in /8, 1/4, and 1/2 sizes, and I am extremely pleased with all of them. They have a very nice, warm, mellow sound under the ear, which I think my students really enjoy and benefit from. And I enjoy it immensely, too, as I am the one who has to listen to them, lol! :) Really, though, I think that this is an amazing value and the ideal beginning instrument particularly for younger children. The bow is also amazingly good, and I like that it's a real, wood bow, and not fiberglass. The instrument really is "forgiving", as described, and the whole outfit in my opinion really inspires confidence and enjoyment in my young beginning students. It sounds so much better than the shrill rental violins students so often come in with and is of far better quality and sound than much more expensive instruments students have brought me from SamAsh and other such places. I love the "Prelude"! (And I think I have pretty high standards as a Juilliard alum :-) ) ... (See Full Review)
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