Geek - Violins
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Wed Aug 10 00:00:00 MDT 2011pammystar Rating:1.0
The violin came with no paperwork or instructions. You had to put the bridge on yourself. The strings came loose. Very poor quality for *** at overstock. I love overstock.com and this is one of the worst items I have ever purchased from them. My daughter has played violin for 10 years and she wanted to try an electric violin. But this violin we could not even get to work.
Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 MDT 2012djw222 Rating:1.0
The bridge needed to be cut - which costs $. That should be mentioned in the description. The title and description say Wood electric violin. It is made from plastic 100% apart from the bridge which is uncut beech - the fingerboard is also plastic. The instrument is tacky and the description is not simply misleading but simply not true.
Fri Apr 12 00:00:00 MDT 2013jonathan33 Rating:3.0
Instead of spending months trying to find a decent used violin at a flea market/thrift store, I spent the $50 or so on a new one. Every component on this violin is cheap, including: soundboard, back/sides,fingerboard, and tuners. Bridge is decent. Tuners are of low quality and require a little persuasion to stay in turn (stick with fine tuners for most of your tuning). Got this violin as something for my kids to beat on when they grow up. If you get this violin for a beginner, learning will be more difficult. All that being said, however, this is a good buy. You are not going to find a cheaper price for an entire kit: violin, bow, rosin, and case. Is $50 worth all this frustration? The simple answer is yes. Beginners can practice on this for a couple years and then splurge on a several thousand dollar violin when they become competent. And because they've been playing on such poor quality, that high end model will feel and sound that much sweeter
Fri Sep 28 00:00:00 MDT 2007cutiebaby3 Rating:4.0
i was very satisfied with the violin. it definitely was a good value for the money. there were many extras which added to the value.my only complaint was that the tuning pegs were missing. i eventually received them but i felt it took to long to receive them. i do not know why it was not checked before it left the warehouse to make sure all the parts were there.
Tue Aug 02 00:00:00 MDT 2011varulv1 Rating:4.0
Good package deal at a great price. The only thing is that you need to fit the bridge to the violin and may need professional help for that.
Fri Aug 26 00:00:00 MDT 2011mrsaeid Rating:5.0
I bought this for my kid for her violin class and she loved it.
Fri Mar 25 00:00:00 MDT 2011bjenni Rating:4.0
Nice quality violin for the beginner. My daughter played this for two years before she needed the full size violin. Definitely cheaper than renting!!
Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 2013munkyme Rating:4.0
The girls love them! How inexpensive to let them try it out to see if they will follow learning violin. Maybe had the string been intact and the rosin...my review would have been excellent.
Mon Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2014oreopepper Rating:4.0
I bought this for my son for christmas. He has never played violin before but is extremely talented with many other musical instruments including stringed instruments, so instead of paying a couple of hundred dollars on a good quality violin that I wasn't sure if he would stick with, I purchased this package for a starter. He was dissapointed when it didn't make any sound. I took it from him and did some research and now it is working wonderfully. First of all, the rosin needed to be cut with a knife since it was brand new. After that, you could get plenty of sound out of it even without plugging it into an amp. Second, it needed some peg grip which I bought from the music shop for $5 and it works a little too well. Third, the bridge needs to be cut but I did this myself with a carpenter's knife and some sand paper. It's really easy since the violin is flat and the feet of the bridge is flat as well. All that needed to be cut is the corners. It took a steak knife to put the grooves back in and some lead from a pencil helps to keep the bridge from tilting when you tune the strings.The only thing that I was disappointed about with this purchase is that the tailcord kept slipping and the metal piece actually popped off the cord at one point. I had to buy a new tail cord which was $7 and now it's working perfectly. It's definitely not for beginners who expect to take it out of the box and start playing and it is not the best quality considering what you are paying for the whole package but I definitely think it's worth it and I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of it. The blue color is darker than it appears on this website which i actually prefer. If I had to do it again, I would not purchase this only because my son ended up not liking how this looks. He likes the retro look of a traditional acoustic violin. I used to play violin in middle school and I am loving this.
Tue Jun 19 00:00:00 MDT 2007newyorker10010 Rating:4.0
I got a 3/4 size violin for my daughter. She is delighted with its look, feel and accesories. Her teacher believes that the instrument has a good sound. I believe it is a good value.
Wed Mar 21 00:00:00 MDT 2012dkjjlbehri Rating:1.0
You get what you pay for! As I write this, my violin is in the music shop being repaired. This is the second violin we've tried. The first one was even in worse shape. The bridge we received isn't the correct size for the violin and the neck has a raised piece (that shouldn't be raised at all) that keeps the strings from laying as they should. We knew nothing about violins when we ordered this, but got "schooled" right away after we received both violins. Save yourself some heartache and don't buy one of these violins. Even for a beginner, they aren't worth it. The repair being done on our violin right now is going to cost as much as we paid for the violin itself here on Overstock. Even then, we're not guaranteed that the violin is going to have a long life. Not a great buying experience at all!
Tue Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2010drtld Rating:4.0
We ordered this for our 6-year-old to start lessons and have been very pleased with it. Her instructor, who plays professionally for a metropolitan orchestra, has commented numerous times on its nice tone and was astonished when we told him it cost around $***. Let me point out, however, that he noted that the bridge would eventually need to be replaced because one of the strings is too far apart (this is not an expensive item and is easily switched out). It won't be an issue for us, he says, because our daughter will outgrow the violin by the time she is ready to practice that final string. Overall we are very happy with our purchase.
Wed Nov 11 00:00:00 MST 2009drcvs Rating:5.0
Lovely beginning violin. Needs to be tuned and fined tuned, but once that is done, it is great value for the dollars spent.
Thu Sep 29 00:00:00 MDT 2011gardenqueen67 Rating:5.0
My grand daughter loves her new violin. We couldn't have made a better product selection for her needs.
Wed Jan 23 00:00:00 MST 2008kayke Rating:4.0
My 5yr old asked Santa for a violin. I wanted something that he could actually take lessons with, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. From what I can tell this is a good violin for a 5 yr old. If he continues to show interest with lessons, we will go up in quality, but I am happy with this violin for now.
Mon Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2010rocketqa Rating:4.0
Overall an excellent buy, 1/2 size violin for a 7 year old beginner. Tone is excellent after changing the original strings for Perlon core string set. Spent four hours fitting the bridge and pegs. Pegs were not fitted, and violin came with two unfitted bridges. Plan on spending some set up time or find someone that knows how to fit the instrument. Original chin rest (over the tail piece type) was way too tall for a 7 year old. Replaced chin rest with a shorter style (beside the tail piece type). Wooden bow that came with the set is acceptable for a student, with real horsehair. Case is foam core with zipper nylon shell and flocked interior; attractive enough, light weight, with back pack style shoulder straps on the bottom. Came with a plastic and rubber shoulder rest that fits acceptably. Sound post was properly positioned and violin body has good glue joints. Again, the tone after fitting and string replacement is excellent for a student violin.
Thu Sep 09 00:00:00 MDT 2010narayanan Rating:3.0
I am a violin teacher. I purchased it for my 10-year old daughter. Tone-wise, it's a very good violin for beginners at a very reasonable price. It came with a good bow and case. However, the adjuster screws on the tail piece are of poor quality. I could not adjust the tune with any of the fine adjuster screws; they appear stuck and are very hard to rotate. A simple examination by the seller would have revealed this defect; but it appears that was not done.
Tue May 27 00:00:00 MDT 2008lupaul1 Rating:5.0
I am just a beginner so what do I know. But the after sound rings and the other violin didn't. I heard that is a good violin then.
Thu Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2009jelkins Rating:5.0
This is a wonderful violin for someone who is just starting to play.
Fri Jul 22 00:00:00 MDT 2011ckinlaw2 Rating:5.0
We were surprised by the quality and sound from this violin. It is a good beginner violin. Information about tuning the violin was included. Overall, we are pleased with the product and would buy it again.
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