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Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin Outfit with TC100 Case - 1/2 size

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Franz Hoffmann® Maestro Violin Outfit with TC100 Case - 1/2 size | SVB2WH12
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SHAR Price: $449

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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.

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

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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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  • Shawn Martin
  • Lake Luzerne, NY

Asked On: 11/27/2017

I see this outfit is out of stock. And wanted this over the TC 66 case outfit... how long does it take to restock would it be here by Christmas?

SHAR Answer:

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

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  • millburn, NJ

Asked On: 09/08/2017

Hi, I am interested in either purchasing or renting a 1/2 size violin, entry level. I know for renting, we could always change to the next size when needed. What about purchasing? Do you also offer buyback or exchange? Best, Zhi Zhang

SHAR Answer:

Hi Zhi, thanks for your question. We offer a Trade In Program which allows you to receive a credit for your instrument when you're ready to upsize/upgrade. Please follow the link for more information and feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions.

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Asked On: 08/02/2016

What is the minimum that I should look for in a beginner’s violin or viola?

SHAR Answer:

When you buy a beginner's violin or viola, it's a good idea to be aware of its materials, set-up and durability. You'll want the instrument to be made from a solid spruce top and to have maple wood used for its back, neck, and sides. It ought to have real ebony fittings, for durability, and it's ideal to have pegs and fine tuners that are easy to turn and don’t slip. Most importantly, you'll want your violin or viola to meet the proper measurements/specifications and set-up, just like all of the instruments we carry here at SHAR! If the instrument has the proper specifications and set-up, then you will be equipped to succeed at learning the violin or viola. That will help minimize frustration and maximize the enjoyment of learning.

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Asked On: 06/21/2016

What size violin is for children?

SHAR Answer:

Children typically use smaller string instruments than adults. Violins are made in fractional sizes for young students. Apart from full-size (4/4) violins, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/32 and even 1/64-sized instruments exist. These fractional sizes are not intended to be literal descriptions of relative proportions (ie: a 3/4-sized violin is not three-quarters the length of a full size violin). Occasionally, an adult with a small frame may use a so-called 7/8 size violin instead of a full-size instrument. Sometimes called a lady's violin, these instruments are slightly shorter than a full size violin, but tend to be high-quality instruments capable of producing a sound that is comparable to that of fine full size violins. The 7/8 size would, in general, be compatible with most of the products and accessories of a full size instrument (ie: a player with 7/8 size could use full sized shoulder rests or strings). The choice of violin size depends on the age and physical condition of the child, as well as the opinion and preference of the violin teacher. (It’s always a good idea to ask your private teacher, if you have one, for their advice and guidance when choosing an instrument or a size.) The only problem is if the child grows rapidly, the smaller violins may no longer be played. That’s one of the reasons why we offer the SHAR WAY, a rental program that allows parents to build equity, while your child plays different fractional sized instruments, with the option to put it towards a purchase of an instrument later on.

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