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SHAR Instrument Set-Up

The set-up* is the most important facet of an instrument. How these steps are performed determine the playability of the instrument. Instruments from Shar Products Company are unique because they are professionally shop-adjusted and test-played by our highly trained staff of musicians. This ensures that our customers receive the highest quality and best value instrument attainable form any source.

*The term "set-up" is used to describe the final steps involved in making an instrument. Playing on an instrument that has had proper set-up is critical to the success of the student.
SHAR's comprehensive instrument set-up includes: SHAR Music: Since 1962
  1. Each bridge is hand-carved to fit the body of the instrument to allow for the best transmission of sound from the strings to the instrument itself. We plane the bridge with proper thickness in mind, then shape it and insure that the top is properly arched for easy of bowing and string crossing.
  2. Fingerboards are properly planed and finished to ensure that the strings can be pressed down with ease and without rattling or buzzing.
  3. Sound posts are carefully positioned to allow for optimal sound transmission. This insures a full and focused tone that is neither too thing and bright, nor flaccid.
  4. Properly shaping the nut allows ease of fingering and prevention of premature string breakage.
  5. Pegs are individually tapered to turn freely enough for string installation and easy tuning, but snugly enough to hold when released.

The final inspection and play-testing is done by skilled string musicians who can identify all the proper features of an expertly set-up instrument: a clear, focused tone, balanced sound, ease of playing, seamless string crossings, balanced dynamic response, and fast tonal response. The result is an affordable instrument whose sound qualities and playability are superior to what is normally offered through other sources, either locally or through mail order. In addition, satisfaction is guaranteed with every instrument purchased from SHAR with our 30/365 Guarantee.
We don't want to just sell you an instrument. We want you to succeed.
  Beginning players require an instrument with a pleasing tone, balanced response, and forgiveness of general response to help instill confidence. Our Franz Hoffmann® student instruments are set-up with students' success in mind. Experience the most playable student instruments on the market.  
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