If you are a beginner or an advancing student, there are many benefits to spending a little extra on your next violin: quality, sound, comfort, playability, and more.
It is easier to play.
Higher-end violins are easier to play. One of the biggest reasons is the perfect set up. A good set up will require less pressure and tension in your hand, meaning you will be able to practice for longer periods of time. For a beginner violinist, that means it will take you much less time to learn your instrument than it would if you were sawing away on a cheaper model. Don't forget, Fiddlerman personally tests these violins before shipping out with our famous 10-point inspection. There is no set up like the Fiddlershop setup!
For a more advanced or professional violinist, it's pivotal. Your audience will see and hear the difference. Therefore, you'll earn your investment back in paid gigs.
You're able to hear your mistakes and fix them.
There is something to be said about the clarity of a well-made violin compared to an inexpensive one. As you progress on your instrument, you rely on your ear to hear any mistakes that you make to fix and progress from them. With a very clear sound, it is very easy to hear your mistakes so that you can learn the violin fast. Again, one big value of spending a little extra on your violin is the time that it saves you from practicing much more on a cheap violin.
The sound is better.
In general, a more expensive violin will have a better sound. There are sometimes exceptions to this, but when comparing a $500 violin to a $1500 violin, the difference can be quite obvious even to a beginner. A better sounding violin will be louder, clearer, more resonant, and will offer more interesting tonal qualities. It can be much more enjoyable for both the player and listener.
It keeps you motivated.
Higher end violins have a more desirable look, sound, and ease of playing that will keep you motivated on your journey to learn the violin. A cheaper model violin can easily start to be associated with the difficulty of playability, sound, and more of a hassle than an enjoyment. As violinists, our main goal is to create a structured practice routine to progress from where we are. The motivation of a nice instrument makes it easy to want to play the violin frequently so that you can progress quicker.
Accessories, warranties, and more!
Along with a quality instrument, most of our higher-end instruments at Fiddlershop come with accessories that value over $300! We take pride in upholding a strong warranty for each instrument. Here is what you typically receive inside of a higher-end Fiddlerman violin outfit:
- One-year warranty on all accessories
- Fiddlershop quality oblong suspension violin case (Case includes padded straps, music pocket, storage compartments, four bow holders, Hygrometer)
- Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow (Strong, responsive, high-grade Carbon Fiber (far superior to Brazilwood), Durable Mongolian horse hair for a smooth, full tone, Nickel-mounted true ebony frog, Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays)
- Holstein Premium Violin Rosin
- Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest
- Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Here are some violins that we highly recommend for you to look at: