Recommended for Beginners trying violin to see if they like it. An affordable alternative to a V.S.O. "Violin Shaped Object" that hinders new players success and discourages them from continuing.
As any teacher will tell you, a violin for a beginning student must function flawlessly and play with ease, producing a pleasant sound. The Amadeus does just that and has gone through a three step quality inspection process before you receive it.
Visually appealing, the Amadeus is made of quality maple, spruce and ebony. The hand feel is very smooth, and the sound is enhanced by Overture Premium strings and a carbon fiber tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners. The bridge is accurately carved, and the pegs turn smoothly. Made in China, inspected in our Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/16 sizes.
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This Franz Hoffmann violin does not come with any accessories, it is the violin only.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
My son went to practice and first day playing the string pops.
We had an issue with the violin 🎻 my daughter had. Shar replaced it so fast. I was told to buy everything we needed from them because they take good care of their customers. And the teacher was right!! We are very happy with our purchases.
I brought the first one from amazon for my son and it does not stay in tune at all. This violin surprised us when we received, beautiful sound and finish. Thank you!
All my students who have purchased this new have had troubles with strings staying in tune. I am not very pleased with the quality of the tone of this instrument. Paying a little more and getting the Prelude model is very worthwhile.
I bought this violin in a 1/2 size for my daughter. Since I wasn't sure if she would even like playing the violin, I didn't want to spend too much at first. While the Visions strings that came with this violin were way to shrill, we switched to D'Addario Prelude, which are steel, but have a much warmer tone.
While this is obviously "lower" level instrument, we have had no problems with it. Her violin seldom needs much major tuning and now that she is playing in tune a little better, the sound of the violin is smooth and mellow.
Now, after a year of lessons, I'm ready to upgrade her to a better instrument, but do not regret this as our starter violin.