Thomann Student Violinset 4/4

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Violin Set

  • Size: 4/4
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Bottom, sides and neck: Maple
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Pegs made of jujube
  • 4 Fine tuners
  • Includes fibreglass bow, case and rosin
  • Made ready to play in Germany in the Thomann specialist string workshop
available since May 2016
Item number 378019
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Incl. Bow Yes
case included Yes
Fretbboard Ebony
no tropical wood used No
Flamed Back No
Strings Simple Steel Strings
Fine tuners Yes
Fine Tuning Screw for E string No
$95
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Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)

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The complete package for beginners

In terms of value for money, the Thomann Classic Violin Set is one of the best sets of its kind currently on the market. A special feature of the violin included in this set is the fact that it is made from solid wood despite its low price. The top of the violin is made of softwood spruce, while the back, sides, and neck are made of hard maple. Ever since Stradivarius, this combination of tonewoods has been the first choice for making bowed string instruments. The fingerboard is made of ebony and is also solid - which is not to be taken for granted in this price category. The chin rest consists of a composite material made of carbon and synthetic fibres, which compared to wooden chin rests has advantages in terms of stability and weight. The body of the instrument is finished in matt lacquer.

Always completely in tune…

...and when that is the case, you will hit the right note with musicians and listeners alike. To prevent any troublesome tuning issues, the instrument is equipped with four fine-tuners on the tailpiece, which makes the tuning process much easier. A clean playing style is still recommended, of course, but a well-tuned instrument with good tuning stability is half the battle. For this reason, each violin receives a proper setup by the specialists in Thomann’s stringed instrument workshop before it is shipped.

For those who want it all

The 4/4 violin, or “full-size violin”, is usually recommended for players who are 150cm (4’ 9”) or taller or who have an arm length of 60cm (24”) or more. In case of doubt, we recommend consulting an experienced violinist. However, having a violin alone is not enough to “fiddle”: In most cases, you also need a bow and rosin (violin resin) ensuring the bow “sticks” to the strings a little, because without adhesion there is no vibration, and thus no sound. In order to facilitate carrying your new instrument and its accessories, the violin comes stowed securely in a case with shoulder straps. This set is ideal for those who want it all but don't have anything yet.

About Thomann string instruments

Thomann-brand instruments, which are exclusively built by renowned manufacturers, now constitute a large part of Thomann’s product range alongside numerous big-name brands. With unbeatable price-performance ratios, Thomann string instruments are the obvious first choice for students and beginners – and others too. The technical features and uncompromising sound quality they offer are usually reserved for much more expensive instruments found in the professional market segment.

More than just a Classical instrument

The rumour that the violin is an instrument only suitable for Classical music has been outdated at least since David Garrett. Of course, this fable has its origins in a time long before the invention of musical and film scores – nevertheless, it also feels at home in chamber music, orchestras, in folk and dance music, and of course as a solo instrument! Since it has played (and still plays) a significant role in the development of many of these styles, it is accordingly richly endowed with literature. This student violin set from Thomann opens the doors to the world of violin music.

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Korman 17.07.2020
Considering the very low price point it is made under, they have made a violin which actually sounds surprisingly acceptable (considering low expectations) with a somewhat thin and compressed but clear sound, which is not offensive to listen to. Once I exchanged the included strings for quality strings and I used a better bow the violin sounded more open and better. Obviously the quality and aesthetics are basic but it plays acceptably.

Built wise to reduce costs uses a soft type of wood because the violin is very light. I like the fact that the varnish is very light and matte, which makes it less pretty, but also I believe allows the violin to express more. I hate when cheap violins are encased in heavy plastic varnish just to make them look nice and shiny, but then the sound suffers.

I did have a problem with the E string peg, which at first was extremely stiff and then quickly became too loose and suddenly kept slipping out every time I had to tune it (soft wood and weak tolerances) making playing impossible. I tried peg wax but that did not work, so I had to resort to ground Diatomaceous earth power to provide enough grit to get it to stick.

The included case is cheap and basic and the bow is fiberglass, but they both work acceptably like the included violin.

This type of violin is for kids or those who just want to try out playing a violin for a very low price. For the very low cost it delivers a lot and is very competitive in its price sector…but with obvious limitations beyond the basics in trying to produce an instrument on such a tight budget. For anyone remotely serious (even a beginner) I would recommend investing a few hundred more and getting something better made with proper quality (better denser wood) which will provide longer term satisfaction both in build quality and sound.
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Amazing value for 88€!
~DAAN~ 24.04.2020
The fact that this even makes a sound amazes me!
As a avid multi instrumentalist, I wanted to get into playing the violin.

I kinda sound like crap, however this instrument performs as expected!
Furthermore, The finishing and setup is great. It was delivered almost tuned perfectly and quite easy to play. Simply put, for the price it's crazy good!!!
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I don't play the violin
Bjadd 25.04.2020
I bought this one to practice and I am not disappointed! I never thought I would be able to afford a violin to mess around with.. I Have made this one sound amazing. Like I said I don't play, but I can play some notes that give me goosebumps!.
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Good for beginners
Sasi Kiran 13.09.2019
This might be the heading put by many people. But it is true. As a beginner I do not even know how to handle a bow or a violin. But it took me only two days to get adapted.

Initially, I was a bit devastated as sound is not coming through the strings. I tightened them and broken a string (That new I am). But later I put the rosin to the bow. I also got a extra rosin with the package.

The broken strings are later replaced by Thomann for free. The service of Thomann is the best of many online portals which I have used before. You can track your package easily and the customer care is also at the tips of your fingers, who messages instantly.

Thank you Thomann, you have made my initial experience with the instrument fruitful.

* The decrease in a star rating is because, it would be even helpful if you have noted in the violin manual that initially the sound will not be produced until rosin is applied as this is for the beginners.
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