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Fender FV-3 Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Violin - Sunburst Ebony

by Fender

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  • Fingerboard; Ebony
  • solid flame maple top
  • Includes Violin, case, bow, rosin, shoulder rest
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 8 x 6 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B0002KZTM2
  • Item model number: 950030232
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,439 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2004

Product Description

With such a radical look and a great sound, the FV3 gives the electric violinist a touch of flair that only Fender can provide. It's made from solid flamed maple all over, with ebony fingerboard, chinrest, pegs, and bridge. A bridge-mounted Piezo pickup captures every detail of your playing, and includes passive volume and tone controls to help tailor your sound just right for any occasion. This full outfit includes a cordura covered hard case, horsehair bow, rosin, and a padded shoulder rest.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

You must get a good pre-amp or effects pedal.
Harlan Piper
She said she need extra effort to play it because it is very very sensitive and sound as heaven music.
H Q "acid customer"
This violin is a good value if you pay no more than 400-500 bucks.
Shimmy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Leo Volont on November 7, 2010
Both of these Electric Violins retail at closer to five hundred dollars than a thousand, which make them both great bargains compared to anything but the really cheap curlicue plastic things one sees for sale online which I've heard aren't really worth the decent strings and bow it would take to really play them. I was shopping for an Electric Violin and liked the glossy photo images of the Fender FV3 but was almost worried about its so low price point when compared to the other Brands out there, notably NS Design Electric Violins which apparently thought that it would take closer to 3 thousand dollars to build an acceptable Electric Violin. But then there came the advent of the NS Design WAV4, also manufactured in China along with the Fender FV3, and priced to take on the Fender FV3 in an even up war where perceived quality would decide the outcome of the sales battle.

Of course, NS Design is a very reputable firm, relatively ancient in the somewhat new field of Electric Violins. Fender, on the other hand, perhaps the most glorious of the electric guitar makers, has had very little presence in the Electric Violin Market, accept for its kind of ugly FV1 which didn't exactly take the Violin World by storm. So I decided to start out by ordering the NS Design WAV4. My first impressions of the NS Design WAV4 have been covered in previous Reviews. But the highlights of those reviews are... what!? No bow! Granted, a new bow, without a good week of being rosined up... seasoned... will simply make it seem that a new violin that comes with it sounds horrible, and so NS Design decided to dodge that bullet simply by not offering a bow. Oh, and the Shoulder Rest - I broke it by trying to make it comfortable...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Harlan Piper on February 15, 2013
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I had been looking at electric violins for quite some time before I settled on the Fender FV3. I picked up a Cecilio silent electric violin off Ebay last September (2012) and played around with it for a few months. I have an extensive knowledge of music and therefore was able to pick up the basics on my own quickly. However, the Cecilio was just not up to snuff when it came to stage performance. I wanted something that had a rich tone and warm character. In my efforts to look for a quality electric violin I tried the Stingray SV, Yamaha Electric Violin and the Barcus Berry AE violin, just to name a few. However, none of them matched up next to the FV3. The Fender violin was ten steps ahead of the rest, and considering the relatively bargain of a price tag, I went ahead and ordered one.

When it arrived, I immediately noticed the case that it came in, it is of very good quality. The bow is mediocre at best, but that's an easy replacement. If you decide to order one, change the strings as soon as it arrives. Replace them with Dominant's or something with a synthetic core. If you want to go cheap, don't expect a decent sound production. Do NOT use steel strings, this violin has a chambered body that mimics the tones of an acoustic violin; so no steel.

I read a lot of reviews online regarding the shoulder rest falling off the violin. I haven't had any issues whatsoever with mine falling off. The other issue I read was concerning the weight of the instrument. I will tell you in weighs more than any acoustic instrument I have ever held but, it's not really that heavy. I believe it to be built solid and built well. This will be an instrument that I treasure my entire life. The guy who left an online review saying he made a "dog collar" to hold the violin up is a joke. A dog collar?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George Nasr on May 13, 2013
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This is a beautiful electrical instrument, however the shoulder rest and bow are VERY low quality. The bow itself is not constructed well, and shoulder rest fell apart LITERALLY on the first use. However, the pickup system and the violin itself(even acoustically) sounds awesome. I just wish the shoulder rest lasted.
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