What Makes a Good Violin for Beginners?
Whatever your age or skill level, finding the right violin is essential for your growth as a musician. If your violin is comfortable and easy to play, you'll be more likely to practice frequently and stick with it. A good beginner violin has many of the same qualities as any good instrument, including a high-quality set up that provides easy playability, forgiving response, and good resonance.
At StringWorks, we hand-select all our violins to perfectly meet your needs as a new violinist. We don’t settle for our ‘entry level’ violins, and neither should you! After our extensive setup process, your violin will sound great, even as you're just learning how to play. We offer a range of sizes and models, including our Crescendo and Artist beginner violins, available in 4/4, 3/4, 1/2 down to 1/32 sizes.
If you're not sure where to start as you buy a beginner violin, we have many resources on StringWorks University, to assist you and your family, or you can seek the advice of more experienced musicians, including our own staff. Ask your teacher for guidance or check out a shop like ours, where the staff has decades of experience picking out the perfect beginner instrument.
Why Choose StringWorks?
There's more to StringWorks than our online presence. StringWorks is a small, family-owned company staffed by team members who have years of experience with string instruments as professional players, teachers, and consultants. We'll work with you to figure out which violin will best serve you as a beginner instrument. If you purchase your violin as part of an outfit with a case and bow, we offer an outfit discount: use the code OUTFIT to receive $20 off your purchase.
When you purchase a beginner violin from our website, we act as your personal shoppers, hand-picking the perfect instrument to meet your needs. Once we have your instrument at our shop, we'll begin the StringWorks Setup™ process, taking care to ensure your instrument reaches its full potential for tone and playability. Our luthiers spend an average of three to five hours with each instrument — far more than the industry standard of one hour.
Find the Perfect Beginner Violin
Begin the search for your first violin by browsing our online catalog or getting in touch with our team for helpful, professional guidance. Some people prefer to start out with an entry level violin, knowing that they’ll upgrade as they improve, while others want to start with a higher level instrument that you'll grow into. We're with you every step of the way, with a violin for every skill level — including intermediate violins and professional violins. When you're ready to move on to your next instrument, we have a trade-in program designed to help your instrument’s capability and potential grow as you do. Our instruments will help take you as far as you want to go!