Musical Instruments : Band & Orchestra Reviews - 4/1/2019

Musical Instruments : Band & Orchestra Reviews - 4/1/2019

Ricard Bunnel G2 Student Violin Outfit 4/4 (Full) Size

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$349.89

SKU:

B00MMLEIB2

Product Rating

4.6 / 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: genuine Brazilwood bow, case, rosin, Portland Gold shoulder rest, digital clip-on tuner, "Intro to Violin" book, and D’Addario Prelude strings. Please note case color may vary.

Very satisfied By:
I am in my sixties and decided to to take up violin again I didn't want to spend much money because I wasn't sure if I would stick with it. this violin has a nice tone for a student and the possibility for better sound as the wood opens more. It arrived all setup .
High quality violin. Very Satisfied! By:
I bought this violin to upgrade my 6th grader from the standard student rental. We were extremely pleased when the violin arrived. a really beautiful instrument that was very easy to tune. We also received a free upgrade on our bow. I am a very satisfied customer.
A very nice violin for students By:
I am very happy I purchased this violin. When I started playing, I bought a Stentor II, and I was horribly disappointed. I had a horrible time just trying to push the strings down to the fingerboard. They were so stiff. I took some good advice and bought a slightly more expensive violin--my Bunnel--and even my teacher said my playing was as different as night and day with this violin. I could push the strings down a lot more easily, the sound is rich and projects well, the E string is a bit squeaky, but I haven't upgraded the strings, which I want to do. I am going to put Dominant strings on so that I can get the sound quality I want from the E string. I had a fairly easy time getting the pegs to stay put when I tuned it. I rarely need the pegs now. I use the fine tuners more often, since the violin holds its tune for several days, usually. I upgraded the shoulder rest and bought a Kun. I'd highly recommend Kun shoulder rests. It makes playing so much more comfortable. The violin is very pretty, if you are concerned about aesthetics. The scroll looks nice, the varnish is smooth. The ebony finger board looks great. This violin apparently won the second place spot in 2018 for best violins--the only one that was better was almost double the cost of this one, and it's clearly for professionals, which I am not. If you are or know a student of violin, you can't really beat this. I would discourage you from buying any violin under 200 dollars. I grant you: spending thousands of dollars on a violin that you may or may not play long-term is not advisable, but if you can afford this violin, this violin will stick with you through beginning and intermediate stages of playing. If you make it beyond intermediate, then it might be time to upgrade if you want to. But I would not recommend buying cheap violins online. Spend some extra money and get the very best one you can afford. This one is worth every dime I spent on it. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thankful that I dropped the extra money on this instrument. it has transformed my playing.
Great quality and sound By:
Bought for my daughter. She really likes it and is really good quality
Great product By:
Love this violin, the sound is wonderful and it's beautiful, it comes with a lot of extras, even the music teacher was very impressed and said she'll tell others thinking of buying to look into this company
GREAT Violin By:
I'm using it for chamber orchestra :)
Beautiful violin By:
I used to play violin as a child and recently decided to pick it up again. I browsed through several different sites looking at various violins. Something about this violin grabbed my attention and I'm glad it did. This violin has a beautiful appearance with excellent, quality sound. I feel I got my money's worth for sure.
Excellent violin for the price By:
Excellent violin for the price. Everything was as advertised and the backup service provided by Kennedy is very nice.
Unmatched quality and service By:
Exceptional instrument at an incredible price! My child’s instructor, who spent decades as a professional violinist in several major symphonies around the globe, was so impressed with this violin that it was hard to get it away from her to start the lessons :) She has since recommended Kennedy Violins to all of her students, particularly given the company’s generous trade up program. Kennedy Violins’ customer service has also exceeded all expectations—timely, professional, and unbelievably accommodating. We are on our third Kennedy violin and will continue to trade-up with them as our child grows.
This is a nice starter set for a violin By:
This is a nice starter set for a violin, and the price is great compared to renting an instrument through a local music shop.

Maestro Old spruce Stradi 4/4 Full Size Violin D Z Strad Model 509 Powerful tone Antique Varnish

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$1.00

SKU:

B071DSHDMM

Product Rating

5.0 / 5

  • Each of these violins are meticulously graduated with a powerful and refined tone
  • Produces a malleable, sophisticated sound with color and depth
  • Made from naturally seasoned tonewood, including Alpine/Italian Spruce top and select Maple back and sides
  • Outfit package includes a case, Brazilwood bow, shoulder rest, and rosin
  • Setup with Dominant strings. Features an antique varnish finish which replicates the look, feel, and sound of older instruments

Beautiful in looks and sound. By:
This violin is a joy to practice on and play. Even as a novice playing, it produces beautiful sound and encourages a person to practice and continue improving. Love it!
Five stars all the way around! By:
I absolutely 💘 this violin! Stunning in color and in sound. I can't describe how wonderful it is. This is my third violin from D Z Strad and I'm never disappointed.
Words cannot express how I love this violin By:
Both the appearance and the sound of the instrument are absolutely gorgeous. Words cannot express how I love this violin.
This violin is great. We Love It! By:
This violin is great. We LOVE it and the case and two bowls are pretty decent too. Words can't describe how happy I am with my violin. It was good buy all around.

Bunnel Pupil Student Violin Outfit 4/4 (Full) Size

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$249.89

SKU:

B01GF2FGGE

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. Outfit includes everything you need: genuine Brazilwood bow, case, rosin, D'Addario Prelude strings. Case color may vary.

Great Piece By:
I recieved this violin. My teacher stated its an amazing quality for the price. My daughters violin was 7X as much and this one sounds just as great!
Perfect! By:
Great for beginner! Nice sound quality!
Good Quality Product By:
I purchased this having never played a stringed instrument (other than failing at guitar about 15 years ago - bar chords aren't my thing). This was an excellent investment; a quality instrument without most of the foibles that people talk about from cheap violins. After almost a year of daily 30-70 minute practice, the strings are starting to show some wear, and the fret board light wear, but I've seen professionals on YouTube with high-quality violins with the same issues.It comes with extra strings (which I'll probably use after about a year of use) that are supposedly the best low-end in terms of quality, a shoulder rest (which is part of what sold me on this particular product!) that seems to work just fine, a carrying strap (haven't used it), a bow that has held up just fine, rosin, and a cleaning cloth (very useful for cleaning rosin off the strings and instrument), all packed very nicely in a hard-sided case with a handle - perfect for carrying and transporting when I need to, or for storing in my closet when not in use.The tone is good - definitely a beginner instrument, but it's a decent one. The tuning pegs slipped a little when I first got it, and again when it was too cold and I tried to tune it, but pushing them in further fixed the slipping problem. I'm very impressed with how it stays in tune (per a Snark tuner). The violin comes assembled, so you won't have to put it together - just rosin the bow, tune it, etc. Gotta say I love the fine tuners which makes it easy to get a string in tune.Overall a good product I'm very happy I purchased!
Wow By:
I’m blown away at how beautiful this instrument is. I decided to buy it on a whim after years of playing electric bass and guitar. The whole package is top notch. I can barely believe that I got something this nice for the price. I have a collection of high end basses and guitars and I will proudly display this alongside them. I can’t wait to start lessons.
Good By:
Good
Beautiful and well worth the buy! By:
I bought this for my best friend for her birthday and I can truly say that I am very happy and impressed with this buy!I’m always really skeptical when it comes to buying expensive things off of Amazon but this was not a disappointment!It has beautiful sound and is easy to play and get used to. The case is very nice and is very protective. It came with a bunch of starter stuff witch helped out especially for my friend who knows literally nothing about instruments.The color of this violin is remarkable and it is very sturdy and Nicky built. Overall I am very happy with this violin.
Bunnel Pupil - Kennedy Violins By:
Shipment arrived in perfect condition. Violin looks well-made, no visual flaws. Bridge needs positioning (normal). Kennedy Violins appears to have good customer service.
Better than expected By:
It was a beautiful product when it arrived. Had to figure out how to tune it because we had never had one before, but once we figured that part out, it worked nicely. Someday, we hope to be able to even play it, hence the "student" part of why we bought it in the first place. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn for the first time.
nice product and price By:
Nice product
Most helpful thing to me is the ability to reach someone a Kennedy Violins when needed. By:
I love my new violin. It has a wonderful warm sound. I purchased a very basic beginner book and am working my way through it. I have called to learn how to prevent slipping pegs and the video was great. I plan on accessing more of the videos as I go along and to seeing what instructional books are recommended. I have not received my free student survival kit yet but am looking forward to it. I should say that I am 70 years old and having a wonderful time relearning the violin.

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

Category

Musical Instruments, Band & Orchestra

Price

$269.90

SKU:

B01GDI8C8Y

Product Rating

4.6 / 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.

Few minor defects but excellent violin for beginners By:
I can see a few dents and scratches and it looks like bridge was added before the polish was done. Otherwise the violin sounds beautiful. Defects don’t effect sound at all and a perfect violin to learn.
Great value, quality student violin. By:
I am so glad I went with Kennedy Violins and the Bunnel student kit. My daughter loves it, she had her first class ever tonight and the teacher was impressed with the tone. Everything that was included was there, the tuner is on point, and even though we bought the clearance kit I couldn't tell you what the finish mistake is. Thank you for a great product to make the start of her music lessons a good one.
The case and extras make it worth it. By:
I am not an expert violinist but I can tell this is a very nice violin. I suggest downloading a tuner on your phone though. The one it comes with is a little aggravating to work with.
Beautiful By:
This was a gift for my Fiancé. It’s beautiful
Beauty at a great price. By:
I have owned several violins, but this one is a thing of beauty, a real work of art! I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend this violin for any serious student.
Excellent violin, and the customer service is even better. By:
I got a 1/2 size outfit for my son. Even though I don't know much about violin, the quality seems to be very good. But my review is mostly about the customer service. After using it for more than a year, my son dropped the bow, and it broke. I contacted the store through email and explained the situation. I didn't expect they would do anything about it. To my surprise, even though the warranty on the bow is only 1 year, they decided to send me a brand new bow anyway. It came in a very sturdy package, and we're very happy about it. We'd definitely be a return customer.
Nice instrument! By:
Works well.
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.