Our European-Made "Step-Up" Hoffmann for Beginning and Intermediate Players
The Hoffmann Danube violin comes from Romania in the heart of Europe, exemplifying the well-earned reputation of European workmanship. Carefully aged wood from the Carpathian forest is hand crafted, hand finished and expertly set up. The oil varnish allows the tone to blossom, yet is durable for years of service. Fitted with a Wittner tailpiece and Overture Premium strings, each Hoffmann Danube in inspected and shop adjusted in Shar's Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 4/4 - 1/4 sizes.
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 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.
I'm sure this outfit is fine for fractional sizes, but a newer student of mine has this in a 4/4 size and it's not great. The bow is nearly uncontrollable and extremely floppy. We are getting a better one. The action on the instrument is very high. The neck is quite thick. The overall sound (with new Dominants) is not sweet - dull and muted. Workmanship feels thick and cheap, although perhaps par for the course for this price range. Again, those looking into 4/4 should try to save up and get the best possible. Not this.
Hoping a trip to the luthier can get this into playable condition...