3. NEW VIOLINS under $999


As a teacher, I know how important it is to get a good sounding yet affordable violin. Violins from most violin shops are good sounding but not affordable. Many of my students have spent $600 to $950 at Sydney violin shops for a beginners violin.

Online violins are affordable but not good sounding. I personally have to spend 2 hours to make an online purchased violin playable and sounding good. This involves adjusting the height and thickness of the bridge and the height of the nut for easy playing in first position. The position of the soundpost is also adjusted to improve the sound considerably. At Strings2u the beginners violins are still affordable at $200 to $300 and good sounding. Rental violins are also available for $30 a month and a refundable $200 deposit.


Violin arm length chart 1_8-4_4


(for sizes 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4).

All New Violins come with a new case, bow and rosin.

1.BEGINNERS 100 series VIOLIN costs $290-$390. These have a very good tone, response and warmth for beginners level music. Sizes 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10 are available. Please call or sms 0477885377 to arrange a time to come with your child for a violin fitting and purchase.

2.INTERMEDIATE 300 series VIOLIN costs $400-$600 (suitable for Grades 1-4). They are all made of solid wood and come with a flamed maple back and sides, a spruce top. Sizes 4/4, 3/4. 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 are available. Please call or sms 0477885377 to arrange a time to come with your child for a violin fitting and purchase.

3.ADVANCED 400 series 4/4 VIOLIN costs $590-$990 (suitable for Grade 5-6) with a flamed maple back and sides and a choice of different attractive varnishes including amber/orange/red/brown in gloss or matt varnish.

Advanced 400 series 4/4 Violin:                  

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4.SEMI-PROFESSIONAL 4/4 VIOLINS BOTH NEW AND ANTIQUE from $1,000-$4,990 (suitable for Grade 7-8)


– has a headphone jack and a 1/4″ speaker jack with volume and tone controls: the EV1 is a 5 String Electric Violin with the controls near the bridge and it costs A$450; the EV2 is a 4 String Electric Violin with the controls on the side and it costs A$390.

4.ii) The EV-HOLLOW is a 5 string ACOUSTIC VIOLIN with an ELECTRIC PICKUP and it costs A$390 – it has a 1/4″ speaker jack with the volume and tone controls on the side. It has no headphone jack and does not require a battery.

For more information please click “Electric Violins Available”

NEW VIOLINS OVER $999: please click for information on SEMI-PROFESSIONAL AND MASTER INSTRUMENTS: for the advanced players (Grade 7 and above).

20 thoughts on “3. NEW VIOLINS under $999

  1. Hi, can I ask if there is any way I can try the full size violins you described above? I am interested in getting one. Thank you

  2. Hi Jasmin, please call me at 96611413 to arrange a viewing time at the address given above under “Where I Am.” I will be happy to help you find the violin which is best for you. Peter

  3. Hi, Peter.. My name is Siswanto and live in Indonesia. I’m considering to buy a new or antique violin for my daughter Karen. She’s 12 and has been taking violin lesson for 3 years now. My family and I will be visiting Spore next weekend (March 30-April 1), and wonder if we can meet you and see your collection.


    Hi Siswanto, thankyou for enquiry. I will be delighted to meet you on especially on Friday 30/3 or Saturday 31/3 (my son has a birthday party on 1/4). As I am teaching violin on Friday-Saturday, I can see you at the following times at your convenience: Friday 30/3: 6.15-9pm, Saturday 31/3 11am-1.45pm, 4.15-5.30pm, 7-9pm. I will also be selling some violins to another visitor from Indonesia during one of these available times. If you could tell me which day and time is best for you I will give you ensure that I see you then. Thanks Peter +65 96611413.

    • Hi, I don’t have secondhand beginner violins as most students want new violins. You may be able to find some for sale on olx.com.sg or mocca.com.sg
      Best regards Peter

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  6. Hi,

    I’m just starting out with violin (at the age of 20) and wonder if you have a recommendation for a good affordable violin (budget less than $1000). I have 17 years of music background but not in Violin. I should be able to pick up quite fast but am unsure if I would continue to peruse this instrument. Do you have a suitable violin in your collection?

    My friend/violin teacher – to be asked me to look for solid wood hand made model.

    Your advice would be well appreciated.


    • Hi Meredith, I will be happy to show you some violins that you will be happy with for under S$1,000. I am available to show you at the following times: Monday after 2pm till 8pm, Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday 2-3pm, Saturday after 7pm or Sunday after 6pm. Also, I am available during my teaching slots at any of these times:
      Tuesday: 22/4: 7.15pm. Wednesday: 16/4: 6pm, 8.15pm; 23/4: 3.45pm, 6pm; 30/4: 6pm, 7.30pm.
      Thursday: 17/4: 5pm; 24/4: 5pm, 7pm. Friday: 25/4: 2.45pm, 3.15pm. Saturday: 19/4: 11.30pm, 12noon; 26/4: 11.30pm, 12noon; 3/5: 12.30pm.

      You can sms or call me 96611413
      Best regards

  7. Hi Peter,

    I am 46 and just starting the violin( abit late), i have a second hand violin that does not sound very good ( perhaps its my playing). I hope to find one that sounds better and not too expensive, also i am looking for a teacher as i intend to really further my interest and hopefully when i retire i may teach the violin 10 yrs from now..

    Please advice


    David Yap

    • Hi David,

      I can help you with both the lessons and finding a better sounding and not too expensive violin.
      Please choose a trial lesson day and time from the times below. The lesson costs $40.
      Wednesday: 9/7: 5.15pm; 16/7: 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 7.30pm; 23/7: 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 7.30pm; 30/7: 3.45pm, 4.45pm.
      Thursday: 3/7: 3.45pm, 6pm; 10/7: 3.45pm, 4.15pm; 17/7: 3.45pm; 24/7: 3.45pm; 31/7: 3.45pm, 8.15pm.
      Friday: 4/7: 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 6.15pm; 11/7: 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 6.15pm; 18/7: 2.45pm, 6.15pm; 25/7: 2.45pm, 6.15pm.
      Saturday: 5/7: 10.30am, 11am, 2.45pm; 12/7: 2.45pm; 19/7: 5pm; 26/7: 12.30pm.
      Best regards


    • Hello David,
      I sent you a private email 5 days ago and am wondering if you received it? So I will reply again through my website this time:

      Hi David,

      I can help you with both the lessons and finding a better sounding and not too expensive violin.

      Please choose a trial lesson day and time from the available times listed at the website. Just go to http://www.strings2u.wordpress.com and scroll down to “Available Times”.

      Best regards

    • Hi Peter,

      My apologises for the late response, i have just returned from a business trip.
      I will look into the time slot available and contact you soon.
      Is there anyway i could have a look at the violins you have for me via email?



      • Hi David, you can see all the violins that are available on the “New Violins” page. I need to hear and see your current violin to know what to recommend. I look forward to seeing you at a lesson. Best regards Peter

  8. Hi,

    I would like to enquire if you sell violin cases? I find the cases in SG overpriced. If not, do you know of any online violin shop or any shop at all which sells cheaper cases?
    Also, about your violins such as the one on this page, do they have a ‘brand’ (for example Walter Mahr) or are they made by independent luthiers?


    • Hi Nicole, I agree the cases in SG are very overpriced. There is no reason you need to try out the case before you buy it, so why not get a better deal online. Do a google or ebay search. Violins on the other hand, vary considerably in sound, so you definitely need to try before you buy. I don’t sell branded violins because the violins by “un-named chinese luthiers” sound better for half the price. I have been told this by many of those who have bought a violin from me. This is partly because I will price them according to their sound not their “brand” or looks. You are welcome to come and try for yourself – just sms me at 96611413 to arrange a day and time to come. Best regards Peter

    • Hi, a left handed violin is essentially the same as a normal violin with the strings reversed. I can easily reverse the strings for any violin you want. The sound will be almost the same as it was as a right handed violin. Regards Peter

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