Musical Instruments : Band & Orchestra Reviews - 12/16/2018

Musical Instruments : Band & Orchestra Reviews - 12/16/2018

Cecilio CVN-600 Hand Oil Rub Highly Flamed 1-Piece Back Solidwood Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$299.99

SKU:

B00EOYK6J8

Product Rating

4.2 / 5

  • Size 4/4 (Full Size) violin with hand-carved highly flamed 1-piece maple back & sides (wood aged for over 7 years), solid grained spruce top
  • Beautiful inlaid purfling & hand rubbed oil finish, with ebony fingerboard, pegs, chin rest and tailpiece with 4 detachable fine tuner
  • Strung with D'Addario Prelude Strings
  • Includes: Cecilio chromatic tuner, lesson book, oblong case with hydrometer, 2 x Brazilwood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, adjustable shoulder rest, and an extra bridge
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects

Good for the price!! By:
My 10 yr old daughter loved it! Very nice for a beginner and good quality sound for the price. Satisfied customer.
I love it! Awesome violin by Cecilio! By:
I absolutely love this violin. I am a beginner, but this a major step up for me. Had a cheaper one that helped me as well, but this one is of awesome quality with sound and easily stays in tune.
I would buy again... By:
LOVE LOVE LOVE! This violin appears of high quality and works as expected. The customer service response was prompt and efficient. I will be shopping here again!
Cecilio makes beaytiful instruments By:
Beautiful sound, bought it for my adult daughter to get back into playing. Has everything ...ready to rosen and tune
Lovely wood and sound By:
Forgiving and easy to play i feel i can only grow with such an instrument. Feels great to hold and play, with a nice warm sound. The back is solid with a flamed Maple veneer for astectics don't worry it is not a two piece back.
Five Stars By:
Great!
Beautiful By:
I love this violin, I even attached a transducer to it and played through a sound board. The stuff that comes with it is pretty cheap and I wouldn't use the tuner but the violin alone is worth it!
I Love My New Violin! By:
Beautiful design. Great tone. Love the extras bows, rosin and tuner. A high quality instrument for the money. Makes a great birthday gift.
all inclusive bundle By:
Everything came locked inside the case. Bridge was already in place ( and with slight adjustment) ready to play. Pegs needed to be pressed into the holes when tuned (a reasonable safe shipping thing) and sounds good. A basic guidebook is included on beginner music reading. Highly suggest getting a finger guide because there are no markings. Having two bows is nice, and the tuner comes with batteries.The rosin was cracked, but the surface is usable. Not sure about rosin quality because I got another brand.The case was awkward to unlock the first time - the button pulls down to open with the two dots sideways
Five Stars By:
Great beginner/intermediate kit.

Bunnel Premier Clearance Student Violin Outfit 4/4 (Full) Size RB360

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$294.75

SKU:

B01GDI8C8Y

Product Rating

4.7 / 5

  • Highest-rated violins on Amazon and #1-rated customer service in the U.S.
  • The only stringed instruments backed by a lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Final assembly and setup performed by Kennedy Violins' professional luthiers in Washington State. Completely setup with no assembly required. Ready to play the moment you open the case!
  • Handcrafted with solid maple and spruce tonewoods, 100% genuine ebony fittings, and oil finish.
  • Clearance violins with the sound and quality of the Bunnel series offer extreme savings as a result of minor cosmetic imperfections that do not affect playability or sound in any way. Please note that the case interior colors vary.

Great for a beginner By:
My daughter likes it . It came fast it was beautiful packed and presented . I don’t play it so I can’t tell how good it is but it’s great for my daughter who is a beginner. Price is great !
Five star By:
Fast shipping looks great
Great buy By:
Good quality for price. Item as described and great email customer service, (I had a question about the warranty) this was perfect for our kid who is in between sizes and will need a bigger one in the next couple years. I would buy from them again.
Great student violin By:
Why spend a boatload of money until you can actually play the thing. LOL .. as best I know this is a great starter violin. To improve it you can get the bridge and better strings installed by a local pro and that will dramatically improve sound quality and play-ability. .. my two cents... well actually a couple hundred .. LOL
Perfect condition! By:
The violin was in perfect condition and just perfect for my 6 year old daughter. Thanks
Great! By:
Daughter has been using be this violin since we bought it with no problems so far. Very good quality. Looks beautiful as well.
New Violin!!!! By:
I have just received my Violin from Bunnel!The quality is awesome!!!
Great experience, great product By:
The violin arrived when expected, with no issues. Lovely instrument. The outreach from the manufacturer was superb. They checked twice, first to make sure everything had arrived okay, then again later to see how I was progressing. Can't say enough nice things. Thanks, Kati!
Impressed with the quality and the price By:
I bought this for my daughter who really wants to play the violin. She had been looking at some very expensive ones at music shops that i could not justify buying for a beginner. I did some research and online browsing and found this well reviewed model at an affordable price. She was very happy when this showed up and I was surprised at how nice everything looked and felt. She has been practicing for a week now and can play some basic tunes, and without having much to compare to, it sounds very nice. I would recommend this to anyone wanting something better than the cheapest thing they can find, while also not wanting to buy a top of the line violin for a beginner.
Satisfied customer here By:
My kid is very happy using this violin...good purchase..high quality

Bunnel Pupil Clearance Student Violin Outfit (4/4) RB300

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$234.98

SKU:

B0064CF7OC

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • Highest-rated violins on Amazon and #1 rated customer service in the U.S.
  • The only stringed instruments backed by a lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Final assembly and setup performed by Kennedy Violins’ professional luthiers in Washington State.
  • Completely setup with no assembly required. Ready to play the moment you open the case!
  • Handcrafted with solid maple and spruce tonewoods, 100% genuine ebony fittings, and oil finish. Outfit includes everything you need: oblong case, genuine Brazilwood bow, rosin, and strings. Case color may vary.

Violin instructor was even amazed and impressed by the high quality and sound of ... By:
Violin instructor was even amazed and impressed by the high quality and sound of this violin for the price. Customer service is excellent too.
Very Happy!! By:
Good quality! Perfect for any younger beginner.
Great violin By:
Seems to be working great and it was great it came with everything it did and can be carried as a backpack or side handle.
LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE!! By:
After visiting our family in Japan for a month in September and I have not practiced playing violin for over 30 years, I was very inspired by my brother, his wife and their 7 years old daughter who all plays violin. I promised to start playing violin as soon as I come home to the States. Withing a few days of renting a violin from local music store, My husband decided to purchase this BUNNEL PUPIL violin as a gift. It arrived sooner than we thought!! The violin was in perfect condition with not single imperfection at all even it was the clearance violin!! Minor issue with the shoulder rest which was resolved in a matter of just a one phone call to Kennedy Violin with fabulous Amy, she replaced it with beautiful Portland Gold Shoulder Rest with no questions asked!! WOW, what a fantastic Customer Services they have.After all Kennedy Violin is the only name you need to remember for your music instruments and support. NO NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER!! We have called Kennedy Violin for a few times and every time when we talk to someone from Kennedy Violin, they are so friendly and helpful and just make us feel very special and wonderful:) once again, THANK YOU KENNEDY VIOLIN FOR MAKING OUR DAY PERFECT!!
Beautiful instrument, perfectly tuned By:
This is an absolutely beautiful violin. It was perfectly tuned when we got it and it had everything shipped as promised. The case looks a little cheapy on the inside but the outside is sturdy and has a locking mechanism that covers the zippers and has a shoulder strap to make carrying easier for my son. Totally satisfied with this purchase and when he is ready for a full size b we will purchase from them again thank you for the quality instrument!!
Daughter loves it By:
I bought this for my daughter. The sound is amazing and we honestly cannot tell the difference between this and the 1600 we rented monthly from the store except it’s cheaper! For a beginner this is amazing!
As described By:
Good quality...very happy the violin.
A perfect beginners violin! By:
This violin is even better than expected! When compared to the ones rented through the school this one really stands out. It has a much richer, deeper tone and the bow is perfectly straight. My sons instructor says we made a wise choice.It comes complete, in tune and ready to play. The case is well made also. We are very pleased!
the company is excellent By:
I bought this violin for my granddaughter who is beginning to play. It was delivered in two days. Orginally I purchased the Mendini violin, but when I opened the case the violin's bridge was not attached and the strings were on either side of the neck. So, I looked up other violins that cost a little more and found the Kennedy brand. I watched a video on the difference between the Kennedy and another brand that looked like it had the Mendini case. The Kennedy case has larger compartments, a space for the bridge, and a latch. The Kennedy violin has the bridge attached and is ready to play out of the box. My granddaughter's teacher said that It was a good violin. The only problem tha we had was that a part on the shoulder rest was missing, but I called the company. The phone number is on the box and several other places, easy to find. The lady who answered the phone was very nice and is sending us a new upgraded shoulder rest. I think that this is a very good violin for the price and that the company is excellent.
Magnificent Violin! By:
I can't begin to say how absolutely thrilled I am with my new Kennedy violin! From the moment I carefully opened the sturdy box it was shipped in, to the moment I opened the case, I've been totally pleased. The violin itself is beautiful, the wood exudes warmth and careful craftsmanship, just gorgeous. The case also exceeded my expectations, it fits the violin like a glove, and even the accessories were high-quality and carefully packaged. I have no reservations whatsoever in giving Kennedy Violins 5 stars and recommending them highly. I can't imagine buying any other violin.

Louis Carpini G2 Violin Outfit 4/4 (Full) Size

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$599.48

SKU:

B00DMOKUUQ

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • Highest-rated violins on Amazon and #1 rated customer service in the U.S.
  • The only stringed instruments backed by a lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Final assembly and setup performed by Kennedy Violins’ professional luthiers in Washington State.
  • Completely setup with no assembly required. Ready to play the moment you open the case!
  • Handcrafted with solid maple and spruce tonewoods, 100% genuine ebony fittings, and oil finish. Outfit includes everything you need: professional case, genuine Brazilwood bow, rosin, and D'Addario Prelude strings. Case Interior Color may Vary. (Red or Blue)

Great buy! By:
Fast shipping and beautiful instrument. The case is fantastic too!
Great quality violin By:
It is a beautiful,sensitive,and rich sound violin. Great quality instrument, and it is really light in weight.Replaced the strings as soon as we got it, and it made richer tone.Highly recommend it for inter/advanced students. Will buy it again when we have to upgrade the size.
Wonderful Instrument By:
My son is a bit fussy and he loves this. Heavy duty case can withstand even a teenager on the move.
Awesome violin By:
I don’t play it but that’s what my son said of the violin. He uses it daily at school and at home too but so far it’s been good.
I'm in love. By:
I love everything about this violin. I haven't played in years, but I am ready to relearn. This is worth the money. It does not come with a tuner. It has everything else you need to play. I can't wait to start playing. The tone is amazing.
Absolutely Blown Away By:
About a month ago I decided to try the violin after wanting to play for over a decade. To test the waters, I purchased a Cecilio CVN-300. While it was on the way, I rented a viola from a local music store (they were out of violins). I also ordered a Yamaha YSV-104 electric violin. I was trying to see and research what makes a quality violin and what qualities would help me bond with the instrument.The Cecilio, while "functional" at first, broke two weeks after I got it. With minimal pressure, the tuning peg snapped right in half. It was too late when I found the Kennedy Violins YouTube channel and watched "Student Violin Comparisons". I definitely felt silly.I was not unhappy with my Yamaha YSV-104. It is a good instrument. I just didn't bond with it. In truth, I kept coming back to the viola, because it is high quality and rich in tone.I looked deeper into Kennedy Violins due to stellar Amazon reviews, the amount of information on their products, and how they attempt to educate newer players via their videos of the dos and don'ts of the violin. I learned invaluable lessons. During this, I found the Louis Carpini. I liked the way it looked, and I liked its tone in KV's videos playing it. I felt safe and confident enough to take the dive.I can say that it is probably the best violin purchase I could have made, especially at this price point. I spent an entire month, hours at a time, exploring my options. So much work has gone into the setup of the violin (ultra important), and this attention to detail was consistent on the entire outfit. The violin itself is extremely beautiful. Mine has a reddish tint, and its cut of maple has the very nice holographic-effect on the back you get from high quality wood. The sides, although not flamed, have that same effect. As for the tone, it is difficult to describe through text alone, but it is very rich and not too bright. When people say it is "even across the registers", they are telling the truth.Overall, I am so happy about my purchase. It is also nice to know I will be able to trade it in for credit towards my next violin when I progress further in my playing. I felt inclined to leave a review because in my research, information on string instruments is not easy to find and the violin market is not very easy to understand. I would have very much liked to skip all the confusion and mistakes and have started with KV in the first place. I hope this review helps anyone who is confused like I was.
Great Violin By:
Very nice violin, exactly as advertised, sounds great!
Best at your buck... recommended... tone to me is Full, well rounded, well put together... By:
I love my new violin... I've been playing for 2 years and the upgrade from my cheaper violin was needed... I put dominants on it. The strings it come with is not good string's for a good tone... overall I'm very happy about this product. .. I would definitely buy again when it's time for another upgrade!
Instrument snob is not dissappointed by the Kennedy Louis Carpini G2 By:
This is an incredible instrument. It exudes excellence from the action, to craftsmanship, to finish. The violin itself is great, the bow is phenomenal, and the case does not dissappoint. I had planned to buy a carbon fiber bow and new case as soon as possible but when I got the package, I decided that I will put the money I would have paid for upgrades toward my next Kennedy violin. Out of the 3 pieces (violin, bow, and case) I expected to be let down in one or two catagories. I just hoped it wouldnt be the violin itself. I have to say I couldnt be happier with all of the components in this package. Im a guitar player (35 years) and have several very high end guitars. I understand and can feel quality. The Louis Carpini G2 does not dissapoint. Thank you Kennedy.