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We stock a large selection, but not every item listed on these pages is available at all times. The selection you see on each page represents models we have now, have had in the past, or are able to obtain by special order. The best way to shop is to first contact us by email and let us know a little about which models seem appealing to you in terms of the size, price range, tone, and appearance. We can use your preferences to make a specific recommendation of instrument our outfit which is in stock. We also offer a 10 day in-home trial. So, please do not hesistate to contact us. We love email.

Segue is our private line of instruments. We source these from numerous workshops and are constantly looking for better values to offer you. European Workshops is our private line of European made products.

An Outfit includes a Bow and Case, or you can purchase the instrument only. With the standard setup, a shaped model case with fabric cover and basic quality Brazilwood or Fiberglass bow are included (your choice). With the DeLuxe setup, an oblong case and upgraded bow are included. Shaped model case examples are the Pro Tec Max, Concord Academy Dart, HC Economy Dart, SKB, Bobelock Shaped, or other, similar cases are used in the Standard Outfit. Oblong cases such as Pro Tec ProPac, Bobelock 1002, HC Oblong, and others are used in the DeLuxe outfit.

Entry Level. Instruments and Outfits under $2,000. Click HERE to see our selection.

What is the most important aspect of a beginner instrument? The simple answer is playability. Young people should not be discouraged by an instrument that is difficult or impossible to manage. Pretty soon, a young player will lose interest and eventually want to quit. Parents should know that a student will be more committed on a well constructed and adjusted instrument.Teachers understand this all-too-well. They see instruments every day that are not adequate for the needs of the player. We apply the same expectations to the setup and adjustment of a basic instrument, as we do for a high-end instrument.

Intermediate. Instruments between $2,000-$4,000. Click HERE to see our selection.

Finding the right step-up model is a critical choice for an advancing player. Many new skills are developed in a player's technique, requiring an instrument which allows for tremendous growth. The instrument has to be responsive to subtle changes in the player's technique, to produce a wider range of tone colors and dynamics. Instruments in this catagory offer the space for growth toward mastery of an instrument.

Advanced. Instruments $4,000 and above. Click HERE to see our selection.

Once proficiency in a player's ability is established, it's time for that first "real" instrument. Instruments for advanced players offer the player the ability to find his/her personal voice. Advanced students focus on develping repertoire, and the demands of an instrument are significant. Superior materials, varnish, graduations, and the setup/adjustment, ensure instruments in this category meet the high demands of a skilled player that is potentially career-bound.

 

 


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