Otto Jos Klier, Karl Hofner, Yamaha... Violins
I'm violist, and I'm interrested to try violins world.
The problem is that I can't try them and I have to travel out my country to buy (there is no violin luthier in my country).
So, I found some violins online, maybe someone can give some reviews about it ! (I selected them with good reviews in Thomann website)
1) Otto Jos. Klier 55 Orchestra Violin 4/4
2) Karl Höfner H8-V Allegro 4/4 Violin Outfit
3) Karl Höfner H5G Allegretto 4/4 Violin Outfit
4) Yamaha V5 SC44 Violin 4/4
5) Alfred Stingl by Höfner AS-280-V 4/4 Violin Outfit
6) Roth & Junius RJVE 4/4 Student Violin Set
My current feeling is that a starter violin should have two qualities:
All of those look like reputable brands, but remember that what you are buying will have been made in an Asian factory. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but you're not going to get a truly great violin at this price. You might get something that will help you decide whether violin will be a long-term hobby for you or not.
@Paul : Yes good remark, for exemple, about Karl Hofner Violin H5, the violin + package cost less than the violin alone !!?
I agree with Carmen, make sure the pegs are good and well fitting, as it can make tuning very challenging. Also, maybe try to find a used violin if possible, as you can buy a rather high end (beginner) violin for around the price you are looking at right now. I dont know if that would be possible or not, being that you don’t have a store nearby. DO NOT USE EBAY
Amine those are different violins though.
@Paul : thank you very much for your advice.
@Violin Master : unfortunately, I can only buy online and travel to get my instrument. I use only Thomann website :-)
Hi Amine, have a look at Yitamusic violins. There are quite a few discussions on this site about Yita violins (use the search function), and the reviews are generally quite positive as far as I know.
@Will : thank you for the advice.
@Paul: "a microfiber cleaning cloth ($8)"
Amine, yes, anything below Gama models from Gliga don’t have a high volume sound. But I’m not sure any of the violins you quote would be truly a step-up from a gliga gems 2 violin (assuming gliga violin and viola is comparable). A Yita T20 violin, however, may be a much better violin than gems 2, and still only costs $400 inclusive of freight, :) it’s up to you then.
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