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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size

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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 1/2 size | HV120T12
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About This Item

Recommended for Beginners on a budget!

The Prelude is made with higher quality tonewood that will allow Beginners to advance further on their musical journey before trading up to another instrument.

Hand made by skilled artisans from aged maple and spruce tonewoods. Enhanced arching gives a warmer and more powerful sound; careful varnish application gives a clean and precise look that brings out the beauty of the wood; better quality pegs allow your young student to master the intricacies of tuning. In every way, our Prelude will exceed your expectations for a beginner's instrument - it will delight both parents and teachers and inspire your young student. Set-up with Overture Premium strings. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

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Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Nitro Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: Overture Premium Strings

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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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  • Sparks, NV

Asked On: 08/13/2017

I want to buy a Franz Hoffmann Prelude Violin Outfit 1/2 size for my daughter. Is it possible to replace the bow from the Franz Hoffmann violin outfit 1/2 size for a Glasser Bronx 1/2 size for let's say $20.00 or $25.00 extra?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Miguel,
We do offer custom violin outfits, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427 for more information. Thanks for your question!

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Asked On: 06/22/2017

What are the exact measurement of the 1/2 size Hoffman violin outfit / case? I am traveling on a Canadian airline and they request the size of the case (for an exception to have it as a carry on). Thank you!

SHAR Answer:

Hi Beatrice! The case included in this instrument outfit measures: Length 27.5" x Width (widest) 9.5" x Height x 5". Hope this helps!

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Asked On: 07/27/2016

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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