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Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin - Instrument Only

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About This Item

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.

Learn more about SHAR's expert instrument set up.

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.


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 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: 01/19/2018

Is the Franz Hoffmann Maestro violin still out of stock in 1/4 size? If so, do you have any idea when you might be getting them again? I need to spend my budget! Thanks! Rozanne Spires Milam Fine Arts Magnet Ector County ISD Odessa

SHAR Answer:

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

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  • Paola Barban
  • Elizabeth, NJ

Asked On: 12/13/2017

When will the 4/4 violin be back in stock?

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

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Asked On: 10/30/2017

It's my second time purchase violins for my son Doesn't it come with violin bag like cotton case?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Pearl, thanks for your question. This item does not include a case or bow. We also offer this instrument as an outfit which includes a case, bow, and rosin. Please follow the link to view and feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

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Asked On: 05/23/2017

Can we request specific strings to be put on the Franz Hoffmann Maestro 3/4 violin? If so how would I go about making that specific order? thanks, Bethany

SHAR Answer:

Hi Bethany, thanks for your question! This instrument comes setup with strings already installed but you are welcome to purchase specific strings separately. Please contact us at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions.

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