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Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Cello - Instrument Only - 4/4 size

Item# BHC12044

$699.00

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This Franz Hoffmann instrument does not come with any accessories, it is the instrument only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing.

It was time - our best-selling Prelude cello has always been an outstanding value in a beginner's cello. But we were delighted when we found a workshop that raised the bar! Working closely with this workshop and our instrument partner in Beijing, we finally created the best beginner cello on the market today: The New Prelude Cello.

Hand-carved aged flamed maple and clear, straight-grained spruce, the new Prelude is as much a delight to look at as it is to play. The delicately shaded golden-brown varnish is spirit-based and hand applied, allowing the Prelude to vibrate freely and the sound to blossom. Careful attention to the ebony fingerboard allows your young student to advance quickly, without fighting poor setup. Smoothly functioning ebony pegs, perfectly-fitted bridge and post and final test playing and adjustment at our Ann Arbor workshop ensures that the Prelude will perform perfectly, with no wolf tones.

Previously Owned - Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin - 1/4 size

Item# TLV11 14

Shar: $500.00Sale: $399.00

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Hand-crafted by our SHAR Beijing Workshop then set-up our SHAR Ann Arbor Workshop, the Lamberti® Sonata has raised the bar for intermediate level violins. Our Carlo Lamberti® model LV11 provides exactly what a player expects from a high quality Chinese violin from SHAR: impressive performance, a beautiful finish, and an outstanding value. Set-up in the SHAR workshop with premium fittings and strings. "This violin will allow advancing small students to make rapid progress with tone development and fast passage. Its powerful and rich tone will delight and surprise a deserving student, especially one who has grown used to the limitations of their present violin."
- Charles Avsharian, Shar CEO
"Why do I love the Lamberti violins? Because they allow my students to have a bright, clear-sounding instrument that both projects and is very sweet to the ear. Parents will enjoy hearing their child practice all afternoon on this violin and so will the student."
- Rebecca Appert, Violinist, Teacher and Shar Violin Shop Specialist

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin - Instrument Only - 3/4 size

Item# BHV120 34

Shar: $189.00Sale: $132.00

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Recommended for Beginners on a budget. The Prelude is made with higher quality tonewood that will allow Beginners to advance further on their musical journey before trading up to another instrument. Hand made by skilled artisans from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop.

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin - Instrument Only - 1/4 size

Item# BHV120 14

Shar: $139.00Sale: $132.00

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Recommended for Beginners on a budget. The Prelude is made with higher quality tonewood that will allow Beginners to advance further on their musical journey before trading up to another instrument. Hand made by skilled artisans from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop.

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin - Instrument Only - 1/2 size

Item# BUHV100 12

Shar: $104.00Sale: $97.00

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Recommended for Beginners trying violin to see if they like it. An affordable alternative to a V.S.O. "Violin Shaped Object" that hinders new players success and discourages them from continuing.
As any teacher will tell you, a violin for a beginning student must function flawlessly and play with ease, producing a pleasant sound. The Amadeus does just that and has gone through a three step quality inspection process before you receive it. Visually appealing, the Amadeus is made of quality maple, spruce and ebony. The hand feel is very smooth, and the sound is enhanced by Overture Premium strings and a carbon fiber tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners. The bridge is accurately carved, and the pegs turn smoothly. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop.

Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin - Instrument Only - 1/8 size

Item# BUHV100 18

Shar: $139.00Sale: $97.00

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Recommended for Beginners trying violin to see if they like it. An affordable alternative to a V.S.O. "Violin Shaped Object" that hinders new players success and discourages them from continuing.
As any teacher will tell you, a violin for a beginning student must function flawlessly and play with ease, producing a pleasant sound. The Amadeus does just that and has gone through a three step quality inspection process before you receive it. Visually appealing, the Amadeus is made of quality maple, spruce and ebony. The hand feel is very smooth, and the sound is enhanced by Overture Premium strings and a carbon fiber tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners. The bridge is accurately carved, and the pegs turn smoothly. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop.

Trade-In Carlo Lamberti® Cello - 3/4 size

Item# TLC11 34

$1,470.00

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A dramatically improved version, this Lambert®i offers cellists of all ages and levels a full, rich, foward sound, without the brittle edge so often heard in lesser instruments. Developed to the specifications of Charles Avsharian, CEO of Shar, these instruments are among the finest examples of Chinese instruments being made today. He traveled to China to work with fellow music professors there, ensuring that these instruments are of exceptional quality and value. They are suitable for serious students who want the best possible sound and visual appeal - all at an attractive price.

Want to try out a cello? Shar's In-Home Trial Program is safe, easy, and risk-free. You can try out a cello for a 7-10 day period with no deposit, and no obligation to purchase, just a low $80 shipping fee which covers round-trip shipping to and from. After trying our cellos, though, most players decide to keep them for life. Give us a call, we're all string players, and we can discuss which cello is best suited to your needs: 866-742-7270.

Previously Owned - Moderate Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin - Instrument Only - 3/4 size

Item# THV12034B

Shar: $189.00Sale: $113.00

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The Prelude is hand made by skilled artisans in China from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture premium strings. Available in 4/4 to 1/16 sizes.

Franz Hoffmann.
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 taken back to our Ann Arbor workshop to better provide aspiring musicians with easy playability and a beautiful finish.

Nothing excites and inspires a budding musician like an instrument that looks, feels and sounds just right.

Previously Owned - Moderate Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin - Instrument Only - 1/2 size

Item# THV12012B

Shar: $189.00Sale: $113.00

In Stock

This Franz Hoffmann instrument does not come with any accessories, it is the instrument only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing.

The Prelude is hand made by skilled artisans in China from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture premium strings. Available in 4/4 to 1/16 sizes.

Franz Hoffmann.
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 taken back to our Ann Arbor workshop to better provide aspiring musicians with easy playability and a beautiful finish.

Nothing excites and inspires a budding musician like an instrument that looks, feels and sounds just right.

Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin - Instrument Only - 1/4 size

Item# THV12014A

Shar: $139.00Sale: $132.00

In Stock

The Prelude is hand made by skilled artisans in China from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture premium strings. Available in 4/4 to 1/16 sizes.

Franz Hoffmann.
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 taken back to our Ann Arbor workshop to better provide aspiring musicians with easy playability and a beautiful finish.

Nothing excites and inspires a budding musician like an instrument that looks, feels and sounds just right.

Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Etude Viola - Instrument Only - 15 inch

Item# TSA12515A

Shar: $188.00Sale: $181.00

In Stock

For the student ready to explore musical expression, the Etude is the perfect choice. Made by hand and finished with an attractive spirit varnish, the Etude resonates like a much more expensive viola, creating a big, bold sound. Solid spruce top, and solid maple sides, back and neck with finely-finished ebony pegs and fingerboard. The Etude has all the attributes of expensive violas... for hundreds less.

This Franz Hoffmann viola does not come with any accessories, it is the viola only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing. You can find an outfit here.

Previously Owned - Moderate Wear - Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 3/4 size

Item# THV120T34B

$167.00

Recommended for Beginners on a budget. The Prelude is made with higher quality tonewood that will allow Beginners to advance further on their musical journey before trading up to another instrument.

Hand made by skilled artisans from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture Premium strings. Outfit includes KVB Brazilwood bow, rosin and TC66 shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

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