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Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art Violin

Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art Violin | KJS3012
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SHAR Price: $2,300

Item# KJS3012

Select Size: 1/2 Size

Availability: Call 866.742.7270 to reserve your In-Home Trial ?

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About This Item

The beloved Karl Joseph Schneider® Master Art violin had been one of the most teacher-recommended violins we ever offered. And no wonder: superb tone and balance, careful German craftsmanship and a wonderful "Old German" antique varnish, all add up to a winner. Our careful shop setup and play testing assures that your new Schneider® violin will perform at its best as soon as it arrives in your home.

In a world of mass-produced merchandise that lacks "that certain something", isn't it comforting to know that there are still skilled craftsmen making violins using time-tested methods that were handed down to them by past generations? Our German-made Karl Joeseph Schneider® violins are hand-made, often in the very homes of skilled "Geigenbaumeisters". All of our Schneider® violins are made to our specifications, carefully designed for students that are moving up to an instrument capable of bringing out a broad range of musical expression.

"The Schneider® Master Art has been very popular ever since we started carrying this violin. I personally like it for its very rich, warm sound. Though a warm violin, it still has a lot of power to project in a large hall. They also come in fractional sizes, making them perfect for an advancing student."
- Aaron Prior, Violist and Shar Violin Shop Sales Supervisor

Warranty Info

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 protected]

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Jiaqi Zhou
  • Toledo, OH

Asked On: 03/10/2020

What is the brand of the bridge for this violin?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Jiaqi! This violin is set up with an Aubert bridge. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 11/09/2019

Is the fingerboard ebony? What are the tailpiece, chinrest and pegs made of? Is the purfling genuine, or painted on. Would this violin be appropriate in an orchestra setting? Thank you.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Celine! The fingerboard, tailpiece, chinrest, and pegs are all ebony, and the purfling is genuine. This instrument would make an excellent chamber or solo instrument. It has the ability to carry sound very far, but has a mellow, warm tone that blends well in an orchestra setting. If you have any other questions about this or another advanced level instrument or bow, please contact our Instrument & Bow Department at 866-742-7270.

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  • Larry Dodd
  • Jasper, GA

Asked On: 07/19/2016

What bow would you suggest for this violin. Intermediate non-performing adult.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Larry! Choosing the right bow for your instrument is a very personal decision; a bow that works well for some players may feel different for others. It's also important to note that every violin is different (even those from the same maker or same workshop) and has the potential to behave/sound differently when played with different bows. For these reasons, we highly recommend that you try a variety of bows through our in-home trial program so that you can spend some time with the sound and feel of each one to help you make a thoughtful decision.

With that said, a lot of folks generally take a look at bows that fall around 25% of the price of their violin; however, it can be beneficial to shop for bows that cost upwards of that general guideline, if your budget allows, because you'll have a more diverse selection. Choosing a bow also depends on what you'll be using it for; its intended purpose can guide which bow you might choose. For example, if you play a lot of gigs outdoors or if you play in a band that does shows, you might prefer a carbon-fiber bow for the durability and weather flexibility (carbon-fiber holds up better outside than wood bows). If you play mostly classical repertoire that requires a bow with agility and good balance, then you might prefer a bow made from pernambuco wood. If you're shopping for a carbon fiber bow, we would recommend that you check out our PRESTO line of bows. If you're thinking that you would like a wood bow, we would recommend that you take a look at one of the Klaus Becker pernambuco bows or one of the Guy Laurent pernambuco bows. Any of these bows would likely make a good match for your violin, but we think you should give them a try on your own so that you can be sure. Please give us a call at 866-742-7270 between Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm EST in order to set up an in-home trial. Thanks for your great question!

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