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.
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@example.com
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.
It's my granddaughter. She said it weeks good and she likes it
When my daughter was ready for the 1/10 size violin, we decided to save some money and just get the cheapest model. All of the experienced people we talked to said that all the small size violins have a tinny sound, so you don't gain much by buying the more expensive models. We got the Amadeus 1/10 with Shar Overture strings and it worked well. The sound quality isn't much different than the 1/16 Prelude with same strings. A little louder, maybe, but mostly the same. We recently moved up again to the 1/8 Carlo Lamberti with Thomastik Vision strings. The sound was SO different that I bought some 1/8 Visions to try on the 1/10 Amadeus. It made a bit of a difference. The tone was similar between the two brands, but the VISION HAD A SMOOTHER AND RICHER TONE on the 1/10 as well. If I had known that, I would definitely have bought the Vision strings for this violin from the start. My youngest will be using the 1/10 Amadeus when he moves up from the 1/16 Prelude. Franz Hoffman violins have stood up to a lot of abuse and worked well for the kids to learn on. Just like my review for the Prelude, I wish the cases were built to accommodate the wooden guides that our teacher glues onto the violins. They seem common enough that I shouldn't have to modify the case, but the violin itself is ok.
We purchased 2 of these full outfits for our kids who are taking a beginner violin class, at the suggestion of the teacher. The violin and case and bow are quite nice. The shipping was very fast. My only complaint is that one of the strings broke the very
first time the teacher tuned it. We were all surprised when that happened. The downside to broken strings are the very high price to replace. Hopefully no more strings break, especially just tuning the violin.
I had a student buy this in 1/16 size. I was very disappointed. Every time she plucked a string, the bridge would move because the varnish was hard-plastic-like and slippery. It would not stay in tune for a minute. Go for the Maestro model. That is a solid violin that stays in tune and sound good.
I just got this violin last night and already I'm disappointed. First the violin is made of plastic. I understand that it is a cheap violin but all plastic? It didn't say that in the description. Seconded, as soon as i started to tune the violin a string snapped. I wasn't turning it tight. Also i don't get why at the very bottom it says that it gives you the beginning stuff. Now i have two bows, two cases and three cakes of rosin. I think I'm just going to return the violin and get a decent on for Christmas. This would be good for a beginning violin/toy for a kid but not for an adult.