Franz Hoffmann™ Maestro Violin - Instrument Only
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.
|Chinrest:||Ebony Guarneri Style|
|Tailpiece:||Composite with Built-in Fine Tuners|
|Strings:||Overture Ultra Strings|
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 email@example.com
You can hear the difference!
Beginnings are critical. That is why we are committed to offering the best student instruments to beginning players. We believe this commitment is why Hoffmann instruments have become so popular with teachers, schools, parents, and beginning students of all ages.
We designed Franz Hoffmann instruments to give you the absolute best student violins, violas, cellos, and basses available on the market today. The consistent quality in materials, construction, playability, tone, and visual appeal make them a great value for every beginning string student.
Working closely with workshops, we have carefully designed and crafted each Franz Hoffmann instrument to ensure our specifications are met. These instruments are then sent to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.
Ratings & Reviews
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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! :)
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.