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Franz Hoffmann™ Maestro Violin - Instrument Only

Item # : SVB44


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6 Reviews

A favorite among Suzuki and other Private teachers who prefer a warm tone with strong projection.


The Maestro is a beautifully-performing and dependable violin that possesses all the hallmarks of time-tested craftsmanship. The tone, playability, hand-feel and consistency will keep students motivated, teachers impressed and parents delighted. With an unusually warm, round tone, yet outstanding projection, the Franz Hoffmann Maestro stands a head taller than other student violins at this price. Carefully adjusted and test played in our Ann Arbor workshop, your Maestro is ready to play and sure to delight for years to come. 4/4 - 1/4 sizes.

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This Franz Hoffmann violin does not come with any accessories, it is the violin only.


Franz Hoffmann Maestro Violin

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3/8/2019 11:09:00 pm

"Doesn't sing"

In the words of our violin teacher- "this violin doesn't sing". I don't even like the sound as much as the Angels String 1/8 size violin we had before this 1/4 size Maestro. It's a pretty violin, but disappointed in the sound. Perhaps the quality is inconsistent, as others seem quite pleased. This has a flatness of sound, no roundness or richness, the E string is annoyingly bright.

7/14/2018 1:31:00 pm

Very pleased student

We are parents of a 2nd year student. We purchased this as an upgrade because our son outgrew the 3/4 Prelude we purchased previously. He was not unhappy with that instrument as a starter but says this one sounds much nicer. It is a beautiful instrument as well :-)

12/19/2013 6:21:00 pm

Very satisfied

My son has been playing for a little over 3 years. As his parents, we have no knowledge or ear for violins. We ordered 4 different violins from Shar and brought them into his teacher. We didn't tell her names or prices of any, and hands down she picked this violin. We think it sounds great.

3/21/2013 7:37:00 am

Better than I expected

I am parent and teacher. I bought my 10 y.o. a 1/4 size "Maestro" about a year ago. We have been pleased. Better sound than I expected out of this size and price. She is an early-intermediate player and this fiddle has served her well.

7/26/2012 2:16:00 am

Pleasant Sounding Violin

My daughter needed an upgrade student violin so we purchased a Franz Hoffman Maestro violin and a Meinel pernambuco bow. I am a cellist with a very particular ear for tone quality and this violin sounded wonderful! Gone was the nasal sound I am used to hearing from a student violin. This violin has a very smooth, projecting tone quality--almost as pleasing as a cello! :)

10/25/2010 6:00:00 am

Great violin for student

My 9 year old son is playing Suzuki book 4 and loves this violin. He really likes the warm sound it produces. He tested out a few other models and liked this one best.