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Franz Hoffmann® Etude Violin - Instrument Only

Franz Hoffmann® Etude Violin - Instrument Only | SV125
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SHAR Price: $239

Item# SV125

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About This Item

Franz Hoffmann Etude Violin

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.

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NOTE: This instrument does not come with a bow, case, or rosin. It is the violin only.



Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Spirit Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: Overture Ultra Strings

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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Asked On: 12/01/2018

Will you be getting the Etude 4/4 in any time soon? We are interested in the Etude violin outfit. We would like to buy a quality beginner outfit that our daughters can grow with. If that isn't available, What would you recommend instead? I was considering the Hoffmann Concert outfit as well. Thank you!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Cathy! Unfortunately, we do not have the Franz Hoffmann Etude outfit available anymore. If you are interested in other outfit options, the Franz Hoffmann Concert violin is one of our Best In Class instruments, which means it has been rated as being the best instrument in its price range by SHAR staff and teachers alike! If you are still interested in the stock level information on the Etude violin by itself, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-248-7427.

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  • Tatiana Olson
  • Fairbanks, AK

Asked On: 11/04/2016

Does this violin come with a Wittner chin rest and tailpiece?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Tatiana! This instrument comes with a Guarneri Chinrest and Carbon Fiber Tailpiece with built-in adjusters. Thanks for your question!

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