BUYING a VIOLIN in Sydney:
(courtesy of Wikipedia)
Buying a CHILDREN’S VIOLIN can be an expensive affair. Of course, parents and teachers want the child to have the best sounding violin they can afford.
HOW CAN I HELP? I can help you to get the best sounding violin to suit your budget.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I PAY?
For the beginners violins $170-$290, I select the best sounding violins so you may not need to pay more to get a good sounding violin. Buying from Strings2u situated at Chisholm St Wolli Creek Sydney, YOU SHOULD PAY A LOT LESS than the retail price for the ADVANCED violins. My prices are around HALF THE PRICE. This is because I do not have to cost in the overheads like a retail shop, such as rental and staff salaries.
Also, as a violin teacher I have selected the best sounding BEGINNER ($170) and INTERMEDIATE ($350) violins for students, and set them up to sound their best.
BEGINNER’S VIOLIN: If you are just a beginner then I can supply you with a New Beginner’s Violin which costs ONLY S$170 (which includes the violin, the case, the bow and resin).
Once your boy/girl reaches 1/2 size and completes Book 1, then you can consider buying an intermediate violin. By then he/she will have enough skills to harness the qualities of a better violin.
INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED Violin – beyond Book 1: A student is ready for an intermediate violin when they progress beyond Book 1. They will benefit from having a better sounding violin.
Intermediate to Advanced Violins are available as follows:
Chinese handmade Violins: 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and 4/4 or full-sized.
Antique Violins: 7/8 and 4/4 or full-sized (1/2 & 3/4 are very rare)
What’s the difference? The new Chinese Violins have a brighter sound while the antique violins have a warmer sound due to their age. In price there is not a significant difference. Both New and Antique Violins range from $490-$2190 and above.