The one-piece, highly-flamed back on every Cremona SV-1260 Maestro Violin Outfit must be seen to believe. Only the finest select woods are chosen for production of each instrument to enhance the alrea... Click To Read More About This Product
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The one-piece, highly-flamed back on every Cremona SV-1260 Maestro Violin Outfit must be seen to believe. Only the finest select woods are chosen for production of each instrument to enhance the already amazing tone of these superb First violin outfits. Finished with a traditional spirit oil varnish and Hill-style Boxwood trim, this violin is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear. Each instrument is setup to Cremona standards at their U.S. workshop.
Top: Select solid spruce
Back and Sides: Solid flamed maple
Neck: Oiled solid maple
Fingerboard: Polished ebony
Fittings: Hill-style Boxwood pegs; ebony nut and saddle
Tailpiece: Polished Boxwood with E fine tuner
Chin Rest: Stradivarius Boxwood
Bridge: Cremona 3-star aged maple
Strings: Anton Breton VNS-150 Perlon strings
Finish: Traditional spirit oil varnish
Bow: LB-17 octagonal select brazilwood horsehair bow with polished ebony frog
Case: TL-35 Deluxe Travelite oblong suspension case with four bow holders and hygrometer
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Comments about Cremona SV-1260 Maestro First Series Violin Outfit:
This was a very nice instrument. I returned it because it wasn't for me, but in the hands of a more skilled player, it would probably sound very pretty. What I didn't like was the sound was a bit tinty, high highs. I know with the small e string it's going to be high, but the larger strings seemed to lack depth of sound. That could be due to my skill level, but I don't think so. I think it's sound in an orchestra, or chamber orchestra setting being played by someone with more experience, those highs with vibrato would be very pretty. But for me I like a little more depth but not to the point of a viola.
I didn't like the fact that it would slip from tune frequently, and there was only one fine tuner on the tailpiece. But I would not deter someone from giving it a try. It's all a matter of the sound you're looking for.
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