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.
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Reviewed On: 12/10/2012
I ordered the Blemished Franz Hoffmann Amadeus viola so that I could start learning the viola (have been playing violin for a few years). I was expecting it to be very bright, but it's not at all. It has a decent tone, which is well balanced across all the strings, which I didn't expect. It even has some resonance, - not much, but some, which was very surprising for such an inexpensive instrument. The tuning pegs are easy to turn, and they don't slip, either. The action is just right - not so high that the strings cut into your fingers, and not so low that they are almost hitting the fingerboard. This is a very good value, and I'm very pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this viola for a beginner or as a backup instrument.
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Asked On: 07/04/2017
Blemished instruments are brand new, but they are being sold at a discounted price because they exhibit some sort of slight imperfection (usually in the varnish). These blemishes are cosmetic only and will not affect the sound or play-ability of the instrument. The exact blemish of this instrument will vary depending on inventory availability. SHAR's 30 day no hassle return policy allows you to try the instrument and return If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks for your question Josie!
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