If you have a beginner violinist in your life, you may already be well aware of just how pricey violin rentals can prove to be. And with the price of rentals for student violins easily surpassing $150-$170 each year, perhaps purchasing a beginner violin may make better financial sense. And with keeping that thought in mind, one of the best options available is investing in a complete Cremona violin outfit!
There are a number of various reasons why investing in a reasonably priced violin is going to be the most cost effective option for a beginner student. To start, it is a well-known fact that the first year of learning an instrument has the highest dropout rate; not to mention that instruments can be super expensive. Which is precisely why investing in the Cremona SV 75 Violin Outfit is the perfect option. To start, it comes in five different sizes, 1/10, 1/8, 1/16, 3/4, and 4/4, which of course is perfect to accommodate virtually all players.
The violin outfit includes the violin itself, a hard case, a VP-71 bow, and a rosin/cloth combo. It additionally boasts a hand-carved, solid spruce top featuring a very nice wood grain underneath of a warm brown stain, which is quite elegant for beginning level instrument. Both of the sides, the back, and the neck of the violin are hand carved in solid maple. And the dyed rosewood fingerboard on the neck is additionally mirrored by the fittings and the pegs. The bridge of the instrument provides a concise connection to the top, and the hardwood chin rest rests comfortably just above the tailpiece. The construction of this violin is quite solid with no glue runs or jagged edges where pieces have been bound. Both of which are commonly noted complaints in terms of violins that are sold in similar price ranges.
The VP71 bow is a wood stick bow with unbleached horsehair and a nice rosewood frog. It feels properly weighted and boasts the correct amount of give when the horsehair is loosened or tightened in order to better accommodate varying preference of play. The rosin that is provided is not of very good quality and seems to lack the grip of comparable, yet higher quality rosin. While this rosin certainly will work, a finer quality is recommended to eventually be purchased. The case, however is incredibly well made and it securely holds the instrument and the bow in place while also offering a solid padded cushion on the outside of the case better protect against harsh impact. It should be noted that the violin ships with minimal setup work done. If you or the student has no experience in setting up a violin, some helpful guides and videos can be found online. But it may be advisable to simply take the instrument to a professional at your local music store.
The tone of the Cremona SV 75 is quite focused with a solid presence. While the overall sound of the violin is pure, It is also gives-off a hollow tone in the mids, with a low resonance. The strings that are included are not the best quality many have noted issues in terms of tuning and balance. This can be changed however with the purchase of a better set of strings (which will also give you twice the tone) and simply breaking in the instrument itself.
All in all, the Cremona SV 75 Violin Outfit provides a truly incredible and highly beneficial package for beginner violin students who are simply seeking for an affordable way to get started in the world of violin play. Virtually everything a beginner needs to get started in practicing the violin can be found with this outfit. Though it does require a bit of setup and a few different things (such as better strings and rosin) the instrument itself a tremendous amount of benefits for its incredibly modest price. And when compared with average violin rental prices ranging from $20-$50 each and every month, the Cremona SV 75 is an incredible way to find some significant savings, while also providing much finer quality and tone in comparison to the vast majority of student quality violins.
There are a number of ways to get your hands on this elegant violin, and if you have any questions be sure to reach out to your local music shop or even Cremona directly.