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.
Asked On: 06/06/2018
Hello Elizabeth! All of our blemished instruments are brand new instruments that arrived in our workshop with some sort of aesthetic imperfection. This blemish can be anything from a scuff on the fingerboard to an imperfection in the varnish. The blemish will not effect the sound or playability of the instrument. I hope this helps!
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Asked On: 01/17/2018
Hi Willie! The Franz Hoffmann Concert Cello is a great choice for an intermediate student. The Concert is constructed of aged tonewoods that produce a robust sound and provide consistent playability. Selecting the best instrument for your student can be difficult and you might find it necessary to try the instrument to determine the best fit. All of our instruments are backed by a 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. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.
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Asked On: 12/20/2017
Hi Emily! 1) Blemished instruments are brand new, but they are being sold at a discounted price because they exhibit some sort of slight imperfection (usually in the varnish). These blemishes are cosmetic only and will not affect the sound or play-ability of the instrument. The exact blemish of this instrument will vary depending on available inventory. SHAR's 30 day no hassle return policy allows you to try the instrument and return If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason. 2) At this time, we do not have a recording of this instrument. We are working on adding new recordings to the site soon, so please check back! Also, feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thanks!
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