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Set-up means that the bridge is shaved and pre-cut to fit the violin and strings. It is set in its place, and the strings (not tuned) will have enough tension to hold the bridge in place while shipping. NOT set-up means the bridge comes unattached and needs to be fitted into the violin.
*It is best to have an expert do this the first time, as the pressure from the strings could collapse the violin if the bridge is installed incorrectly.
IMPORTANT: The following are the brands that will be professionally set up before shipping Odoca, Tygenn, and Yamaha.
All other brands will have some model set up while some not be set up. It will be stated in the description.
Sizes Violins come in several different sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, and 1/16. The different sizes are meant for younger students learning violin, and they will switch to larger sizes as they grow.
The 4/4 is the full-sized violin and is meant for musicians around age 9 to adult. To determine which size violin would be best for your student, have them hold their left arm straight in front their body (as if holding a violin). Measure from their neck to the middle of their left palm (where a violin would be). Sizing Measurements: 4/4 size (23.5”+) 3/4 size (22” to 23.5”) ages 9-11 1/2 size (20” to 22”) ages 6-10 1/4 size (17.6” to 20”) ages 4-7 1/8 size (17.1” to 17.5”) ages 3-5 1/10 size (15 3/8” to 17”) ages 3-5 1/16 size (14” to 15 3/8”) ages 3-5
Accessories Case, Bow, Rosin will be included for all Odoca, Tygenn, and Yamaha
The rosin is applied to the bow hair and gives it grip, without it the hair will not produce enough friction to make the strings sound.
Shipping & Tuning
Violins are not tuned before shipping to protect them from possible shipping damage.
Violins are tuned (low to high) G,D,A,E. The pegs are friction fitted, not geared like a guitar, so the musician has to be careful when turning the tuning pegs. Use the friction as a “lock” and only turn the peg when it is not “locked” in position.
If buying for a student:
Recommended violins for students who are "not-yet-personally-committed" to an instrument: (Beginner)