Based on 2 Reviews
Reviewed On: 08/23/2013
I purchased the Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art Violin for my wife, who is a beginning student at an advanced age. We tried it out along side similarly priced Chinese models from Shar. We believe it was superior in tone and quality and are very pleased with our selection. The sales representatives at Shar were very knowledgeable and helpful in this process.
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Reviewed On: 01/09/2009
If you are searching for a violin that has a wonderful full, warm tone and that is priced resonably, then I am sure that you will be very pleased with the Karl Joseph Schneider Master Art, just as I have been
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Asked On: 12/19/2020
Definitely! This violin has a beautifully colorful and warm sound. Our customer support team can help you customize the strings as well!
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Asked On: 03/10/2020
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
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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Asked On: 07/19/2016
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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