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Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin - Instrument Only

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Franz Hoffmann® Concert Violin - Instrument Only | SH500
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About This Item

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.

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Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Spirit Varnish
Chinrest: Ebony Guarneri Style
Pegs: Ebony
Tailpiece: Composite with Built-in Fine Tuners
Strings: Overture Ultra

Item Includes

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.

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]

About This Brand

Franz Hoffmann® You can hear the difference!

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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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Lore Miller
  • Portland, OR

Asked On: 12/02/2017

Are these rent to own and can they be traded in during the rental period?

SHAR Answer:

The SHARWay program allows you to make a low monthly payment until you return your instrument, complete the SHARWay term, or complete an early Buy-Out. For more information, please take a look at the terms and conditions. Also, feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you might have.

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Asked On: 09/09/2017

I plan to buy a good student violin, and your descriptions of this Franz Hoffman Concert violin sound good. The only issue is I'm wary of China-made violins. From what I have seen, most China-made violins are VSOs. Is this violin made by a really reputable China violin luthier workshop, for example, Eastman Strings? Is this Concert violin made by Eastman Strings for Shar Music?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Vivienne, thanks for your question. This instrument is handcrafted in China exclusively for SHAR, and then goes through a rigorous inspection/set-up process in our Ann Arbor, MI workshop where our highly-trained staff ensure that the violin we send to you will be the best in its class. We also offer a 30 day no-hassel return policy - If you are not satisfied with the sound or quality of this instrument, you can return within the 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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Question by:

  • Christopher Nott
  • Northridge, CA

Asked On: 07/08/2017

Does this come with a case?

SHAR Answer:

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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Question by:

  • Jen Roccabruna
  • Pittsfield, MA

Asked On: 10/31/2016

Hello, Does this instrument come with strings?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jen! All Instruments from SHAR include strings and are professionally setup and test-played by our highly trained staff of musicians. Thanks for your question!

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