Tower Strings Legend Violin Review
The "Legend" Violin Features
The Legend is our answer to the serious beginner violinist! We have never been happy with what the market had to offer in this price range. The set up, accessories, and quality of build is far above anything we have tested in this price range! The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box.
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
- Great for Suzuki and NAfME students
- 4/4 (full) size
- Hand-carved Spruce and highly flamed maple tone woods
- Durable darker brown finish (no thick lacquer)
- Wood dried a minimum of 48 months
- 100% Ebony fingerboard & fittings
- Carbon composite tailpiece with built-in fine tuners
- Hand-carved Asian wood bridge
- Well-rounded bridge - easy and comfortable playability
- Strings - can be Prelude, Fiddlerman, or what we find suits each violin best
Outfit and Accessories
We went one step further and provided quality accessories that you won't have to replace right after purchasing this outfit (like with most other brands). Products that alone retail for over $100:
- Case: Sturdy lightweight shaped violin case. Case includes carrying straps, music pocket, small storage compartment, two bow holders.
- Bow: Brazilwood bow
- Rosin: Tower Strings Rosin
- Violin shoulder rest
- Ultra Practice Mute
- Polishing cloth
- Digital tuner
The Fiddlershop Family
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the string instrument industry? We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. Our founder Pierre Holstein (a.k.a. "Fiddlerman") works directly with makers in many different countries to produce only the best for our customers. With over 40 years as a professional violinist in orchestras around the world, he brings unmatched expertise in music and business to everything we do.
We buy our violins directly from the maker - a rare business practice that lowers our cost so we can pass the savings on to you! Every Tower Strings violin is set up and tested in our workshop to make sure it passes our rigorous 10-point inspection. Our incredibly talented team is here to help answer any questions you have, and make sure your instrument arrives safely.
Tower Strings Warranty
All Tower Strings instrument outfits come with a standard one year warranty on both the instrument itself, and the included accessories. To learn more about our standard warranty, you can read more about it here.
Out of the box, just a few seconds to tune it in, it will out class every other violin in its price range. The sound is magnificent. The pictures do not do the Legend justice. It is remarkably beautiful. It draws you in and makes you want to practice. Outside of the violin itself, the accessories really are stand alone products. The rosin works great, very little residue if any to clean up after playing. Plus a microfiber cloth is included to take care of that little bit of cleaning. Clean strings are happy strings. Love the tuner, gave the not so old one away after I tried it out. Put the battery in and it's ready to go. Also you can set the hertz to where you want to tune, so if you are in orchestra or strings class and want to get tuned in at 442, takes but a second. The two most impressive accessories. I didn't expect much from a brazilwood bow. The arch was near perfect. When the frog is loosened for storage, the hair lays right against the bow in the arch. Action is exactly what it needs to be. Now for the shoulder rest. It is adjustable, you can do some modifications if necessary to change your tilt or level out, use it on your viola, smaller violins, all up to you. It stops violin slide. Feels perfectly balanced when playing, helps keep your left hand relaxed and loose, no need to raise your shoulder to hold your violin, so neck and back pain from playing, it's gone. Another thing I was worried about was the chinrest. The last chinrest I played with choked me, not this one. It is comfortable the way it is. I have absolutely no complaints.If you like what you see in the pictures, if you like what you hear in the video, you will fall in love with this instrument.
My son has wanted a violin for a very long time but we didn’t want to buy some cheapo model that wouldn’t be enjoyable to play but also we weren’t prepared to pay buck bucks so we found Tower an affordable middle ground on the net and love the fact that it is a family business.He loves his new violin.It took him a long time to get enough rosin on the bow to make any sound but that was minor
I like the violin and it passed muster with my teacher. I selected it because it was the only one that sounded a bit different, the others all ran together. Also the small lightweight case is a joy! I hate those heavy clunky cases. A few minor quibbles. A string broke. I was able to find a replacement for $2 and put it on myself. But it appears the string was defective. The tuner that comes with it either has a low battery, or is defective as it doesn't work all the time ... sometimes screen just blank. The strings did not pass muster with my teacher, who says that within 3 months I should buy a set of new strings costing about $50. So I only gave it 4 stars.
Order this for my son, he's a beginner in high school orchestra. And let me tell ya, if you're considering this violin, get it, you will not be disappointed. My sons classmates ( which most have been in orchestra for a while) love the sound and quality of this instrument. The first day he brought into class, he didn't get a chance to play it because his classmates passed it around the whole time.I'm glad I found fiddleshop and so is my son and his class mates. My son has the best sounding violin in his school and possibly the world. In this day and time, I thought value was a thing of the past. This thing is great, Thank you very much!!!
Great order online and it arrived sooner than expected
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