I just want to post my experience with Yita violin and hope to help some of you who might be interested.
I bought a T19 back in 2012. I forgot how much I paid for it but I think it can had be now under $300 including shipping now. It is a decent instrument for beginners and intermediates. The peg turns well. Nothing major wrong with this instrument except that it is not as resonating as my primary instrument. It lacks the "ring" which could be useful for developing intonation.
Two weeks ago, I bought a Master model. I can't comment on the workmanship but am impressed by how it plays. It rings very nicely. Notes are clear and not mushy. All high positions notes vibrate and sound clear (10 pos.+) and no dead notes (my primary has a dead note on the highest G string). It has a loud and open tone. I think I need ear plug on my left ear to practice on this violin
The strings that came with the instrument are crap but I don't expect nor need good strings to be fitted as I can change it myself easily.
Tuning this violin is a joy. The pegs turn so well and double-stop fifth sounds very clearly. I used to have to listen hard to make sure there is no beating. With this violin, I can tune each string in half the amount of time because the perfect fifth sounds very pure.
The only issue I had was the action was too high. After hearing about people complaining about the poor setup of Yita violin, I took the violin to a top violin shop in my city (Geo. Heinl in Toronto). I requested a new bridge to be fitted and trim down the nut. TO my surprise, after inspecting the violin, Mr. Heinl indicated the nut could be trimmed down but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the bridge. It was cut and fitted properly. He talked me out of getting a new bridge cut. The soundpost looked fine as well.
After trimming the nut down and replacing the stock strings with Vision, the violin play wonderfully. it will now be my primary instrument.
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.
Violinist.com is made possible by...