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4/4 Full Size All Solid Student Violin Starter Kits $79.99
Skill Level: student, entry Level
Type: orchestral strings, basic violin, acoustic violin
Size: 4/4 - full size, age 9 yrs+ to adult with an arm length of 23.5 and up
Color: Sparkle blue
Finish: varnish
Hand carved solid spruce top
Hand carved solid maple neck, back and sides
Ebonized fingerboard, pegs and chin rest
Alloy tailpiece with 4 integrated fine tuners
4 Steel Strings
String Gauge: medium
Musical Type: all
Accessories Includes: shaped foam carrying case, shoulder rest, music sheet stand, blue tuner, two Brazil wood stick violin bows, rosin, an extra set of strings, polishing cloth, Mute, violin bow collimator.
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Instead of pressed wood layers glued and pressed

by steam into a violin shape, better is full "hand carved" from a really good Chinese supplier. I bought one from here and it was great quality, not some cheap factory pressed wood knock-off.

Here' s the one I snagged back when they were cheaper linked to my page on it, and he'd just started on EBay. I could sell now for 4-5 times or more what I paid for it.

Same quality, same maker now, for a full size 4/4 violin will cost you starting about $450-500. Here's what's in stock there right now similar to mine.

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Making a Violin

shorter video on violin making, done the right way.

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