Yamaha violin kit
Have someone tried a Yamaha violin kit for 700 euro. It is for my students. Magnus Lindgård
I own a Yamaha v5 kit (around €400). It's good for the price. But:
Ok thank you for your thoughts
I'm going to bet that the Yamaha name doesn't lend any more bang for the buck than any other well-established brand of student violin kit. It's also very important to buy it from a reputable dealer that will take the time to set up the instrument properly and make suitable adjustments to the nut, bridge, sound post, and other fittings.
I understand that there is one "established brand of musical instruments" that years ago sold violins that are worth considering. That is CONN!
I have a 2009 Yamaha v5, and it originally sounded a little nasally to me. But with better strings and a new bow it sounds pretty nice. Now my daughter uses it in her high school orchestra. I got it used for about $300 US, so I consider it a good value.
I had no idea Conn sold violins. I thought it was strictly a trombone kind of outfit.
Conn's violin division is now called Scherl and Roth.
I haven't tried that instrument but I would like to. It looks like they make a nice instrument from the photos I've seen. I downloaded a copy of the owners manual and there is a lot of helpful information on changing strings and checking the bridge position.