Harley Benton HBV 800NV E-Violin 4/4

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Electric-Acoustic Violin

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back & Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony (Diospyros ebenum)
  • Tuning pegs: Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba)
  • Pickup system: Passive piezoceramic
  • Tone and volume control for amplified and non-amplified playing
  • Colour: Natural lacquer finish
  • Includes a case, composite bow, rosin and a cable
  • Set up in Germany at Thomann's strings workshop
Number of Strings 4
Fretboard Ebony
Body Material Spruce / Maple
Pegs Jujube
Neck Maple
Incl. Bag No
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bow Yes
Incl. Shoulder Rest No
Incl. 4 Fine Tuners Yes
available since September 2011
Item number 263876
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Size 4/4
Electronics Passive
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Sir 12.12.2020
I am a complete beginner, and this fulfilled everything I required as such.
My only issue was that, while tuning, some pegs wouldn't stay tightened, and immediately de-tune once I had let go.
I fixed this issue by pushing the pegs further into place before tightening them, but any time I have to tune them, I have to make sure I do this, which is the reason for 4 stars.

I really enjoy the quality, but with my limited experience, I can't speak from a well-versed point of view.

Personal experience:
1- As a beginner, I watched videos on how others applied rosin, and from my poor understanding, I thought it was intended to detach the cloth from the rosin, and to my untrained surprise, I had taken it apart. The rosin still works completely fine, it was just a misunderstanding on my own part.

2- I didn't realize shipping would need to be paid separately, and how much it would cost, but it arrived a week later and I was satisfied how quickly it came.

TLDR; good quality, some pegs don't stay situated unless I push them further into the hole, I misunderstood and took the rosin apart, shipping was more expensive than expected but it came quick.
Overall, very satisfied.
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Very good for the price!!
Asterios 24.04.2018
An Electric-Acoustic Violin that is very well made for the price and very nice for beginners (like me!)

It comes very well packaged (with care from Thomann!), with a nice made case, bow, rosin and a cable! So, you got everything you need to start (and more!) I also like the nice ebony fingerboard!

I bought it from Thomann, cause I wanted to try a well made starting (first!) violin at a nice price, that I can also connect to my guitar amplifier, as it's electro-acoustic!

Passive piezo-pickup system works very well and need no batteries! Sound is clear & strong through my guitar amplifier! It also has a volume & tone control slider on board that works very well!

As a beginner, I'm not expert on violins, but this violin seems to me a very nice choice for beginners who want to try an electro-acoustic violin!!

Last, an advice for beginners: Remember to apply enough rosin to the bow, before start playing, else you won't make any sound at all!!

All in all, a nice made electro-acoustic violin, with a nice case, highly recommended for beginners!!
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Good beginner violin
Giova 21.04.2018
I bought this violin as a gift to my step daughter, after she'd been playing for around an year on an old 3/4 violin I had repaired. The Harley Benton HBV 800NV Violin 4/4 was a instant success: the satin finish feels so smooth and nice to play, the sound is very clear and loud, plus this violin can be used with an amplifier. This instrument is perfect for those beginners who want to experiment with new sounds while still on a budget. The quality of the violin and the case is very good and you will be hard pushed to find anything better at this price range. Would recommend it at anytime.
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Unplayable
Lea Lay 31.08.2020
This is the worst violin I've ever seen and only the hard case functions. Worse than a toy! Avoid and buy a decent vintage violin for around the same money.
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