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Franz Hoffmann Etude Violin Outfit 4/4 Size

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Franz Hoffmann Etude Violin Outfit 4/4 Size | SV125WH 44
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Item# SV125WH 44

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About This Item

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.



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 Premium

Item Includes

Outfit Includes:

• Franz Hoffmann Etude Violin
• Schmidt Workshop Bow
• Toshira Shaped Case
• SHAR Mini Rosin

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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Question by:

  • Cara M
  • Ebenezer, AK

Asked On: 08/28/2020

Does this violin have a 1-piece back, or are those just the ones in the pictures?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Cara, thank you for your question! This model instrument generally comes with a 2-piece back. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Asked On: 10/29/2017

hello, I have a 1/2 size FH Etude 1/2 size that I purchased from your store few years ago. Is it possible to trade it for a full size violin?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Carol, thanks for your question! We have a few options to consider when trading in your instrument. To insure that you get the best value for your trade-in, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to help!

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  • OMAK, WA

Asked On: 12/07/2016

What kind of wood is the back made of? Thank you Madelon

SHAR Answer:

Hi Madelon! This instrument is constructed of a maple body and spruce top. Thanks for your question!

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  • Emmanuel Parasirakis
  • Norwood, MA

Asked On: 10/14/2016

Hi, will the violin I order be tuned before being shipped or will we need to tune it?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Emmanuel! All of our instruments are play tested and tuned before being packaged. Due to temperature and humidity changes during shipping, you may need to tune the instrument when you receive it. Thanks for your question!

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