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Throughout music history the violin has been a fixture in performances all over the world. The violin as we know it emerged in the early 16th century in Italy. It's an extremely expressive stringed instrument that can be played solo, in string quartets or full orchestras: the versatile violin lends its distinctive voice to every genre from classical to popular music. Whatever your musical style or skill level, the extensive selection of violins offered here provides you many terrific options to consider. If you are just beginning to play, you'll be pleased with the popular Cremona SV-175 Premier Student Violins for their beautiful craftsmanship and excellent tone. The Cremona SV-75RS Premier Novice Series Sparkling Rose Violin has a great reputation for fine tone too, but may also inspire the student to practice more thanks to its vibrant color. You'll be dazzled by the brilliant array of instruments in the series.
Another fantastic choice for students is the eMedia My Violin Starter Pack which includes a quality violin with a bow and carrying case, plus an instructional CD-ROM that teaches basic techniques and how to play some popular tunes as well. This educational software guides the student through 160 lessons and interactive games to make learning to play the violin informative and fun. A more accomplished violinist will be impressed by the Karl Willhelm Model 44 Violin Outfit. This handcrafted Romanian instrument delivers rich, warm tone at a terrific price. With low strings and a lightweight carbon fiber bow, it provides great playability, quick fingering and keeps your arms from tiring too fast. If you're a performer who's looking for something ultra-modern, the Wood Violins 6-String Fretted Viper Electric Violin features a breakthrough design that gives you the ability to play violin, viola, cello and bass parts all on the same instrument.
With a comfy patented chest support system, it's perfect during performances as it eliminates the need for a chin rest and fastens with a strap around your back to give you freedom to move around on stage. Violinists and guitarists who like experimenting with different sounds will have a blast fiddling around with the pedals and effects to create distortion, sustain and feedback with this innovative violin. Whether you're just picking up the violin for the first time or you're a virtuoso, this wide selection of stringed instruments offers numerous models, features and finishes. With so many violins located in one place, you'll enjoy discovering the one that makes your play sing.