Strunal or Gliga

September 29, 2004 at 05:44 PM · Hi,

I am trying to decide between a Strunal 240 or 14WA, a Gliga GemsII or a GenialI. I have acess to the Strunal on a local store but the Gligas are only available by internet order. Can you advise on which is the best? I am a beginner and am concerned mainly with ease of playing and the sound.



Replies (6)

September 29, 2004 at 06:50 PM · I strongly recommend you check out Snow violins. I've also heard good things about Wyss.

September 30, 2004 at 09:16 AM · I don´t have access to Snow violins at the local shops. Any link on the web where I can see them (preferably in europe)? In which country are they made?


September 30, 2004 at 12:06 PM · You can see information about Gliga and strunal at

they sell primavera violins and I bought one last year and I can say is very good for the price.

P:D:I´m spanish

September 30, 2004 at 12:31 PM · Here's the link to Snowviolin

I highly recommend them. I have a friend who owns one of their instruments and it has a beautiful, clear, rich tone to it and they are not extremely expensive.

September 30, 2004 at 02:24 PM · I haven't come across a Gliga but have come across Strunals (don't know which model). I was pleasantly surprised by them...better than I had expected.

September 30, 2004 at 06:06 PM · Dont buy any violin without playing it first, all violins very in terms of sound quality even from the same maker

I would advise try all the violins you can at local dealers and also your teacher may be able to find you a nice violin as well

Remember when you buy new its like buying a new car, the value depriciates the second you take it off the lot.

This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

2023 Authenticate LA: Los Angeles Violin Shop
2023 Authenticate LA Shopping Guide Shopping Guide


Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Jargar Strings

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop


Los Angeles Violin Shop


String Masters

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine