Violins for Beginning Students


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, or they risk losing interest and choose to quit. Teachers understand this all-too-well. They see instruments every day that are not adequate for the needs of the player. You WILL find cheaper Violins on the internet. We have seen these instruments in our workshop because customers bring them in for service. These instruments always require more work that is worth spending. A teacher that is a friend of our shop, calls these things "instrument-shaped objects" because they are not truly musical instruments. You will not find a $99 Violin on our website.

Our selection starts at a level that is the minimum acceptable quality according to the vast majority of teachers, and therefore the minimum reasonable investment. If you are serious about supporting a student's desire to succeed in music, DO NOT buy a $99 Violin off the internet. There, you just did all the research you need to do about how much to spend on a student Violin.

Let us help you with advice to complete your outfit with bow, case and accessories. Our standard setup is what is usually recommended for a beginning player. The DeLuxe setup offers upgraded strings, bridge, and other fittings. If it's an outfit that you are considering, the DeLuxe setup also includes a step up choices of case and bow. Contact us by email for expert assistance in selecting these items to complete your outfit.


Segue Les Etoiles

Segue Les Etoiles is the most affordable instrument we offer. Les Etoiles means "The Stars" in French, (as in Twinkle, Twinkle). It is one of our primary rental instruments, and also a very popular choice for entry-level quality. Made for us by one of the most well-known and respected Chinese workshops.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$309.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$419.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$429.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$699.00

Segue Concertino

We confidently offer Concertino, hand finished instruments from the Segue Line as high quality, entry level instruments. Made for us by one of the most well-known and respected Chinese workshops.

instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$479.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$579.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$629.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$819.00

Core Academy Model 10

Popular for rental fleets, school music programs and other institutional uses, but offered here because of the exceptional value. As the name implies, Core is Kohr, the same well-known brand as Johannes Kohr and August Core.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$382.50
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$419.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$473.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$499.00

Core Academy Model 15

Same as model 10, but with upgraded materials and varnish process.

Instrument Only-Standard Setup
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$499.00
Instrument Only-DeLuxe Setup
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$569.00
Outfit-Standard Setup
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$568.00
Outfit-DeLuxe Setup
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$659.00