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Blemished - Franz Hoffmann Prelude Cello - 1/2 size

Item# BHC12012

Shar: $799.00Sale: $629.10

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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.

Blemished - Franz Hoffmann Prelude Bass - 1/2 size

Item# BHB12012

$1,196.10

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The perfect bass for that serious student in your household - excellent performance, easy playability, and a bright sounding tone - at a value price! This bass is made of fine laminates which have been carefully dried and aged. This process ensures durability which is critical in a large instrument. A beautiful veneer is then applied over the surface of the wood. Unlike many lesser basses, the Prelude has a sturdy ebony fingerboard, an adjustable bridge, and is set-up with Helicore strings. Made in China and set-up in Ann Arbor.

Blemished Franz Hoffmann Prelude Bass 1/4 Size

Item# BHB12014

$1,196.10

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The perfect bass for that serious student in your household - excellent performance, easy playability, and a bright sounding tone - at a value price! This bass is made of fine laminates which have been carefully dried and aged. This process ensures durability which is critical in a large instrument. A beautiful veneer is then applied over the surface of the wood. Unlike many lesser basses, the Prelude has a sturdy ebony fingerboard, an adjustable bridge, and is set-up with Helicore strings. Made in China and set-up in Ann Arbor.

Previously Owned - Carlo Lamberti Sonata Violin - Instrument Only - 3/4 size

Item# TLV11 34

Shar: $500.00Sale: $359.10

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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

Previously Owned - Carlo Lamberti Sonata Violin - Instrument Only - 1/8 size

Item# TLV11 18

Shar: $399.00Sale: $359.10

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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

Franz Hoffmann Student Bass Size 3/4 Size

Item# BPB100 34

Shar: $979.00Sale: $881.10

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Don't let the low price fool you...this fully-laminated bass is not only attractive, but plays superbly! Gamba shape is perfect for young players beginning to master the higher positions. Quality is evident throughout, from the smoothly-functioning machine-head, adjustable bridge, high-quality veneers and ebony fittings. Our skilled shop technicians adjust each bass, install new strings and send it to our test player, who makes final adjustments.

These Franz Hoffmann basses are made of fine laminates rather than solid wood. This is a more economical choice that also has the advantage of being more durable, especially in resisting cracks which can be common in larger instruments. Our customers have confirmed that these basses have amazing tonal qualities!

Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Carlo Lamberti® Concert Guarneri Violin - 3/4 size

Item# TLV1634

$840.00

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This lovely violin compares favorably to other instruments costing up to $2000! It is made entirely by hand by skilled craftsmen. From careful wood selection to meticulous varnish work, one look will tell you that this violin is very special. But where this violin really shines is when you play it. A full complex tone is augmented with excellent balance. This violin is ideal for the advancing player who is ready to tackle difficult, varied repertoire.

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

Item# BUHV100 12

Shar: $104.00Sale: $87.30

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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 - 1/4 size

Item# BUHV100 14

Shar: $104.00Sale: $87.30

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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.

Previously Owned - Slight Wear - Otto Ernst Fischer® Artist Cello - 3/4 size

Item# TOF600C34

Shar: $2,590.00Sale: $2,331.00

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Please call a Violin Shop representative at 866.742.7270 for information about this instrument.

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

Item# TLC11 34

Shar: $1,400.00Sale: $1,323.00

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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.

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

Item# BHC100 12

Shar: $799.00Sale: $545.00

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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.

The Amadeus is hand-made from quality maple, spruce and ebony. Unlike many cellos in this price range, the Amadeus is carved from solid wood, not laminated. The reason we insisted upon this is simple: A carved, solid wood cello sounds far better than any laminated on the market today, at any price. Of course, we didn't stop there - teachers will appreciate the lovely hand-feel, usually found only on expensive cellos. The bridge and soundpost are expertly fitted for optimum sound quality. The ebony pegs turn smoothly. Responsive synthetic strings work perfectly with the fine carbon-fiber tailpiece with four built-in string adjusters. Finished in a durable and attractive red-brown nitro varnish. Made in China, play tested and adjusted in our Ann Arbor workshop.

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