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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size

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Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Violin Outfit - 4/4 Size | HV120T44
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SHAR Price: $219.00

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Item# HV120T44

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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. Outfit includes Brazilwood bow, rosin and shaped case. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/32 sizes.

Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

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 Prelude 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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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
  • SPRINGFIELD, VA

Asked On: 05/23/2018

Hi, Any idea of when you will have this violin available again? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Richard! For the most up-to-date stock information, please contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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Question by:

  • ERIKA LUDWIG
  • SOUTH EGREMONT, MA

Asked On: 02/17/2018

Will this instrument qualify for a trade in when the student has outgrown the 3/4 size?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Erika, thanks for your question. Yes, this instrument would qualify for a trade-in. The trade-in value will depend on a few different factors. We recommend you take a look at the full details of our trade-in policy and contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 if you have additional questions. We would be happy to help clarify any details and walk you through the trade-in process.

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Question by:

  • Curtis Frazier
  • Dallas, TX

Asked On: 02/10/2018

I see that the Prelude violin has "enhanced arching". What exactly does that mean? And does this make it unsuitable for use with a heavy metal (or any) practice mute?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Curtis! The enhanced arching is inside of the instrument and does not affect your choice of mutes - all mutes are all suitable with this violin. The arching serves to enhance the sound of the instrument and provide added durability. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question by:

  • Anonymous
  • MODESTO, CA

Asked On: 12/29/2017

Does this violin have a specific tone? Though this is a cheaper violin than most, I have heard great opinions about this violin from colleagues. After seeing that this was teacher approved, I wondered if it had any certain flavors like more professional ones do. With thanks Anonymous

SHAR Answer:

The Prelude is an excellent beginner violin that provides room to grow for an aspiring player. You can preview the sound of this instrument here. The tone is bright and full and allows the player to hear themselves clearly. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.

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