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National Rentals, SHAR Way

National Rentals, SHARWay

Whether you are just starting out or steadily improving, SHAR is committed to helping you achieve the highest possible musical goals.

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100% Trade-In Policy on SHAR instruments. There's never been a better time to "step-up" to your next violin.

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$250.00

Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin - Instrument Only

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

The BEST $250 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $250 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

This beautifully hand carved violin is finished with a quality spirit varnish to bring out the best sound from the aged tonewoods. Consistent quality, playability and visual appeal, combined with its value, make the Concert a violin that stands out. Made by our partner workshop in China, each Concert is inspected and adjusted in Ann Arbor. In 4/4 - 1/8 sizes.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

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

$500.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

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The BEST $500 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $500 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

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. 4/4 to 1/8 sizes.

"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

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

This Carlo Lamberti violin does not come with any accessories, it is the violin 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.

$1,000.00

Carlo Lamberti® Classic Violin - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

Play

How Do You Improve a Classic?


Developed by Charles Avsharian, SHAR CEO, our original Carlo Lamberti violin is a popular choice among advancing players and their teachers. And for many good reasons: a warm, sweet tone, with a variety of tonal colors, quality Chinese craftsmanship, tasteful hand-varnish, striking wood flaming, premium fittings and strings all combine to make these exceptional violins. Our all-new Lamberti Classic starts with the same qualities, and takes them to the next level. You will notice this in balanced and seamless tone, the buttery varnish, and the exquisite attention to detail in the workmanship. In fact, we believe there is no better violin anywhere in this price range. The Lamberti Classic is Best In Class!

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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 Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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 Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 1/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$449.00

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.

$299.00

Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

Our most popular Franz Hoffmann violin, the Concert is designed to bring out the best performance in students, and is an instrument they can stay with for years.

This beautifully hand carved violin is finished with a quality spirit varnish to bring out the best sound from the aged tonewoods. Consistent quality, playability and visual appeal, combined with its value, make the Concert a violin that stands out. Made by our partner workshop in China, each Concert is inspected and adjusted in Ann Arbor. In 4/4 - 1/8 sizes.

The BEST $250 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $250 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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 Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 3/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$279.00

Franz Hoffmann® Etude Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

Our recommended "Step-Up" instrument for Beginners and Intermediate players who either have some playing experience or wish to start with an instrument that will allow for more rapid development of their skills.


A popular choice with parents and teachers willing to spend a bit more for a warmer sound. Made by hand in our Chinese partner workshop, finished with a spirit varnish to bring out even more of the sound, and set-up with Overture Ultra strings. This level of craftsmanship is not found on any other student violin in this price range. A solid spruce top, inlaid purfling, solid maple sides and neck, and ebony fittings all combine to make this an excellent student instrument. Available in 4/4 -1/2 sizes.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 3/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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 Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

$309.00

Franz Hoffmann® Deluxe Etude Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

Our recommended "Step-Up" instrument for Beginners and Intermediate players who either have some playing experience or wish to start with an instrument that will allow for more rapid development of their skills.


A popular choice with parents and teachers willing to spend a bit more for a warmer sound. Made by hand in our Chinese partner workshop, finished with a spirit varnish to bring out even more of the sound, and set-up with Overture Ultra strings. This level of craftsmanship is not found on any other student violin in this price range. A solid spruce top, inlaid purfling, solid maple sides and neck, and ebony fittings all combine to make this an excellent student instrument. Available in 4/4 -1/2 sizes.

$389.00

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.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/8 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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 Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

$369.00

Our most popular Franz Hoffmann violin, the Concert is designed to bring out the best performance in students, and is an instrument they can stay with for years.

This beautifully hand carved violin is finished with a quality spirit varnish to bring out the best sound from the aged tonewoods. Consistent quality, playability and visual appeal, combined with its value, make the Concert a violin that stands out. Made by our partner workshop in China, each Concert is inspected and adjusted in Ann Arbor. In 4/4 - 1/8 sizes.

The BEST $250 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.

TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $250 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $25 gift certificate for your efforts.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 1/8 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$279.00

Franz Hoffmann® Etude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

Our recommended "Step-Up" instrument for Beginners and Intermediate players who either have some playing experience or wish to start with an instrument that will allow for more rapid development of their skills.


A popular choice with parents and teachers willing to spend a bit more for a warmer sound. Made by hand in our Chinese partner workshop, finished with a spirit varnish to bring out even more of the sound, and set-up with Overture Ultra strings. This level of craftsmanship is not found on any other student violin in this price range. A solid spruce top, inlaid purfling, solid maple sides and neck, and ebony fittings all combine to make this an excellent student instrument. Available in 4/4 -1/2 sizes.

$975.00

Otto Ernst Fischer® Bianca Violin 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

Experience what hundreds of players have discovered about the Bianca, our most popular European instrument. The Bianca is especially in its element performing chamber music, where it blends easily with the other players.

This new addition to the Fischer line offers violinists a warm, round sound that is pleasant for both player and audience. The only Fischer made in Romania, the attention to detail by our partner workshop follows the German tradition of meticulous handcraftsmanship. The result is a fantastic sounding European violin under $1000.

$2,500.00

John Cheng® Limited Series Violin - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Advanced

Play

The BEST $2,500 Violin in the World. Guaranteed.


TEACHER CHALLENGE: If for any reason you and your student don't agree this is the the best $2,500 violin, simply have your student return it within 30 days for a full refund, including postage both ways. We will also send you a $50 gift certificate for your efforts.

We asked for the very best from the John Cheng workshop, and they responded with this remarkable limited series. Inspired by the greatest known Guarneri del Gesus, each violin is delicately handcrafted using European tonewoods carefully selected and patiently aged. The resulting tonal characteristics are refined and graceful yet with a powerful, muscular sound. The John Cheng Limited Edition Guarneri is at its best in recital, where it amply fills the room with its appealing sound.

"The violins of the John Cheng Limited series are outstanding instruments of superb quality. An instrument of this caliber would be at home on the concert stage or recording studio. In fact, I am looking forward to using one in my own recording work."
- Endre Granat,
Concertmaster, Hollywood Studios

"I just recently purchased a John Cheng Limited Series violin as a backup to my Gagliano, and I love it. I find the power, depth, richness and ease of playing to be astonishing. I see this as a real game changer for my students, for this instrument is comparable to violins costing much more."
- Larry Shapiro,
Artist in Residence, Professor of Violin, Butler University

$449.00

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.

$975.00

Otto Ernst Fischer® Bianca Violin 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

Experience what hundreds of players have discovered about the Bianca, our most popular European instrument. The Bianca is especially in its element performing chamber music, where it blends easily with the other players.

This new addition to the Fischer line offers violinists a warm, round sound that is pleasant for both player and audience. The only Fischer made in Romania, the attention to detail by our partner workshop follows the German tradition of meticulous handcraftsmanship. The result is a fantastic sounding European violin under $1000.

$179.00

Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Play

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. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.

$1,000.00

Carlo Lamberti® Classic Violin - 4/4 size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

Play

How Do You Improve a Classic?


Developed by Charles Avsharian, SHAR CEO, our original Carlo Lamberti violin is a popular choice among advancing players and their teachers. And for many good reasons: a warm, sweet tone, with a variety of tonal colors, quality Chinese craftsmanship, tasteful hand-varnish, striking wood flaming, premium fittings and strings all combine to make these exceptional violins. Our all-new Lamberti Classic starts with the same qualities, and takes them to the next level. You will notice this in balanced and seamless tone, the buttery varnish, and the exquisite attention to detail in the workmanship. In fact, we believe there is no better violin anywhere in this price range. The Lamberti Classic is Best In Class!

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

$500.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin

REVIEWED ON: June 26, 2017

FANTASTIC VIOLIN!! WELL WORTH THE COST AND MORE!!!!

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reviewed by: Student, Anonymous

I've had this violin for about 2 years now and I'm still loving the sound!!! I'm an advanced student and this violin performs like a $1,000 instrument. My teacher played it and was shocked when I told him I payed $500 for it. The G string is very rich and full and the D has a bright but mellow sound that is very pleasing to the ear. It also sounds great on the A, not so much in 3rd position but that's to be expected with any instrument, and E is verry bright, clear, and sweet, especially up in the high range/ closer to the finger board where the sound is very sweet with no harshness. How Shar can make and sell a $1,000 violin for $500, I don't know but I do know, that it is everything they claim it is and more. Both my former teacher, and current teacher love this violin as well and have commended it for its tone and value.

$645.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: June 24, 2017

Very pleased

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reviewed by: DIANE PALEC

I recently purchased the Carlo Lamberti Sonata Outfit and my violin teacher and I are both very pleased. The instrument is beautiful to look at and the sound is resonant. It sounds great!

$239.00

Franz Hoffmann Danube Violin Outfit 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: June 11, 2017

Beautiful!

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reviewed by: SHIRLEY BOYER

This is an absolutely beautiful instrument and has a lovely tone! My granddaughter could instantly tell the difference from the school loaner she had had all year! She loves it and enjoys practicing now and will play without having to be reminded...something her parents are enjoying too! Also my son says he can listen to her practicing without wincing...even he can tell the tone is exceptional!

$1,500.00

Carlo Lamberti® Master Series Guarneri Violin - Instrument Only

REVIEWED ON: May 19, 2017

Very pleased!

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reviewed by: RYAN JOHNSON

I just recently rented one of these outfits, along with the presto ovation bow, and have to say I am so glad I pulled the trigger on it. I was really getting frustrated with my $500 student instrument - I think having a music background already I just wasn't enjoying the sound of a student instrument, but I also wasn't ready to spend thousands on a more advanced violin. I know everyone says they "setup" their instruments before shipping them out, but Shar really does live up to that promise. The whole setup just sounds fantastic, the pegs are just right, the bridge - everything. And I think it goes without saying that the tone of the instrument itself is well worth the money as well. Very nice rich sound - I have hardly put it down since it arrived.

$449.00

Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin Outfit with TC100 Case - 4/4 size

REVIEWED ON: May 18, 2017

Very pleased

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reviewed by: Student, DAVID FREMONT SMITH

This instrument is a great improvement over the sound quality of a fairly inexpensive Cecilio outfit (tho it wasn't the cheapest) i had bought on Amazon. The TC100 case is also a big improvement, and I upgraded the bow on the Maestro kit to a Presto Ovation carbon fiber. This bow is much better balanced and easier to control. Very happy thus far with this purchase.

$500.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin

REVIEWED ON: May 18, 2017

NO BOW - Beware

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reviewed by: Parent, YVETTE PERCELL

After purchasing this violin for my child. It arrived in the mail, and to my chagrin, it arrived without a BOW. When I called Shar I was told that I needed to purchase one separately.

$369.00

Franz Hoffmann® Concert Deluxe Violin Outfit - 4/4 size

REVIEWED ON: May 13, 2017

Great violin!

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reviewed by: Student, Anonymous

I purchased this violin outfit several months ago. The violin is absolutely gorgeous. It has a nice full sound, projects well, sounds beautiful. It seems to be made very well. I ended up ordering a carbon fiber bow afterwards, and the case that comes with the deluxe outfit was out of stock when I ordered so we replaced it for a different one, so I can't speak about those.. but the violin is wonderful!

$2,050.00

Lamberti Master Series Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: May 08, 2017

Enjoying the violin

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reviewed by: MINATI DEVI

I got violin LV20 G44 in Jan 2017 for my daughter. Many players and teachers have spontaneously commented on how nice the violin looks and sounds. The wood work is really nice. We experienced problem with little loose keys ( again nicely carved wood) in the dry weather of Alberta in Canada. But keeping the violin in the box with a small humidifier ( that I bought for $8/-) solved the problem.

$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/16 size

REVIEWED ON: March 31, 2017

hoped for the best but have been disappointed

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reviewed by: Teacher, JESSICA LANDES

I have been observing the overall performance of a Franz Hoffmann Prelude 1/16 size that I bought for my daughter and that a student of mine bought. It had some good things going for it on paper and so I was hopeful. Right out of the box the G string was very hard to get any distinguishable tone out of and that continues to this day. I have had little success in getting ringing tones out of any of the strings and in general I've kind of given up on working towards a beautiful tone simply because the instrument is not capable of one (even though my students are). In my experience these instruments fall out of tune easily and are constantly needing to be retuned. I had the chance to compare this 1/16 size with a 1/16 size rental from a local luthier selling Chinese instruments and the rental was better by far on the above points. I can no longer recommend this Franz Hoffman Prelude 1/16 outfit.

$389.00

Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin Outfit with TC66 Case - 4/4 size

REVIEWED ON: March 11, 2017

Great-5 Star

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reviewed by: Student, Anonymous

This violin is just great. No problems!

$500.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin

ITEM NUMBER: LV11

Q. WHen you buy a Sonata outfit what case and bow do you get in the package? Do you have pics and descriptions of these two items?

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ASKED BY: EILEEN CORDER

FROM: CRESCENT CITY, CA

ASKED ON: July 17, 2017

A. Hi Eileen! This product listing is for the Sonata violin only but we do offer this instrument as an outfit. Please follow the link to view. The outfit includes the Sonata Violin, Meinel Pernambuco Bow, Toshira Deluxe Case, and SHAR Mini Rosin. You can find pictures and descripions for these items by clicking the links. Hope this helps!

5 people found this review helpful.

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$1,485.00

Snow Model SV400 Violin

ITEM NUMBER: SV400

Q. What strings are stalled on the SV400?

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ASKED BY: XUEJIAO JIANG

FROM: DETROIT, MI

ASKED ON: July 11, 2017

A. Hi Xuejiao, thanks for your question. With the current setup, this violin comes with Vision strings installed. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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$645.00

Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin Outfit - 1/8 Size

ITEM NUMBER: LV11T 18

Q. Can I order this on line and pay the montly payment with sharway on line or do I have to call?

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ASKED BY: Linda Pabon

FROM: New york, NY

ASKED ON: July 10, 2017

A. Hi Linda, thanks for your question! You can place your SHARWay order online in our Rentals section. Please follow the link and select your state to get started. The SHARWay terms and conditions are also available here. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin - Instrument Only

ITEM NUMBER: SH500

Q. Does this come with a case?

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ASKED BY: Christopher Nott

FROM: Northridge, CA

ASKED ON: July 08, 2017

A. Hi Christopher, thanks for your question. This product listing is for the instrument only and does not include a case. We do offer this instrument with an outfit, which includes a case and bow. Please follow the link to view. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

ITEM NUMBER: HV120T44

Q. when will this item be back in stock?

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ASKED BY: Christopher Nott

FROM: Northridge, CA

ASKED ON: July 08, 2017

A. For stock information, please contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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$2,000.00

John Cheng® "The Paganini" Stradivari Violin - 4/4 size

ITEM NUMBER: JCS73

Q. Hello my name is Alejandro and I wanted to ask a question about the Paganini Stradivari and the question is: is it an actual Stradivari or a model of it?

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ASKED BY: ALEX LOPEZ

FROM: FORT COLLINS, CO

ASKED ON: July 05, 2017

A. Hello Alejandro! Like many other modern violins (and even many violins since the 1800's), this is an instrument inspired by the measurements, wood choice, and varnish of a real Stradivari. While not a copy, it is more so a modern re-creation by some of today's skilled makers, and our own specialists at SHAR. Inspired by the 1727 Stradivarius, which is acclaimed as one of the finest and most perfect of this maker, the original violin was sold to Paganini in 1817 by Count Cozio di Salabue, which really marks the explosion of the worldwide recognition of Stradivarius violins. We are simply following in the footsteps of hundreds (if not thousands) of makers over the past 200 years who recognized and tried to recreate the magic of the Stradivarius violins. This one is very powerful and perfect for the passionate player!

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Carlo Lamberti® Sonata Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

ITEM NUMBER: LV11T 44

Q. How do I do the SHARway payment method where I pay by month?

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ASKED BY: TALIA FREEMAN

FROM: BASTROP, LA

ASKED ON: June 29, 2017

A. Hello Talia! Just click on the "RENTALS" link in the white bar at the top of the page, and follow the prompts to see all the instruments that are available through SHARway.

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$219.00

Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

ITEM NUMBER: HV120T12

Q. What are the exact measurement of the 1/2 size Hoffman violin outfit / case? I am traveling on a Canadian airline and they request the size of the case (for an exception to have it as a carry on). Thank you!

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ASKED BY: BEATRICE GIRARD

FROM: COLCHESTER, VT

ASKED ON: June 22, 2017

A. Hi Beatrice! The case included in this instrument outfit measures: Length 27.5" x Width (widest) 9.5" x Height x 5". Hope this helps!

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$8,800.00

Amedee Dieudonne Mirecourt Anno 1930 Violin

ITEM NUMBER: F2 S5216

Q. I'm just curious on how much is it to home trial a violin. Is it cheaper if I were to try more than one, or is it a set price per violin?

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ASKED BY: GORDON FURUTO

FROM: HONOLULU, HI

ASKED ON: June 02, 2017

A. For more information on instrument trials, please contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to help!

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Franz Hoffmann® Vienna Violin - Instrument Only

ITEM NUMBER: HEV300

Q. The description says an oil varnish, but in the features it says a spirit varnish. So which is it? I noticed this on the Romanian violins, in every case not just the Vienna.

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ASKED BY: ROGER NOEL DAVIS

FROM: CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY

ASKED ON: May 31, 2017

A. Hi Roger! Sorry for the confusion, this violin has an oil varnish. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

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