I ordered the viola for my 7th grade daughter. I was renting a viola for $35 a month and have been renting it since 08/2010. So the cost of this viola has made me even and I'll be ahead money-wise because I won't be renting the instrument anymore - we own it! Beautiful instrument - case is the same as the one we are renting and it came with everything that my daughter needs! Side note: A co-worker of mine plays the violin and he said the instrument was awesome!
The strings were loose and could not be tightened. Had to take it to a music shop to fix this. The bow was also very loosely strung and would not play on the violin. Tried to also get that fixed and had to buy a new bow. I would not purchase this again or recommend it. I got the yellow and it is very pretty but basically non-functional unless you just want to pluck the strings.
I got my Violin a few days ago. just the other day I brought it to a music store to make sure it was in good order and the man looked it over and tuned it for me. Over all it got a clean bill of health and I'm using it as a learning instrument. Of course there are better ones out there and if you have the money then more power to you but, on a low budget, I would recommend this violin.
I previously sent another violin to my grandson and it was not a quality product. Upon receiving the violin purchased from Overstock, my grandson was very pleased and my son and daughter-in-law had very positive comments to make. This violin is an excellent beginner musical instrument.
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