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Mendini 1/4 MV-Purple Solid Wood Violin with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings

by Mendini

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  • Size 1/4 metallic purple varnish violin
  • Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple back & sides
  • Maple fingerboard, pegs, and chin rest with an alloy tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners
  • Includes: lightweight hard case, a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, rosin, adjustable shoulder rest, two bridges, and an extra set of strings
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

Size Name: 1/4-size | Color: Purple
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004Z2NTNE
  • Item model number: 1/4MV-Purple
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,576 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 3, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1/4-size | Color: Purple

Mendini violin is completely hand-carved with a solid spruce top and maple back and sides. It is fitted with a maple fingerboard, pegs, and chin rest, and an alloy tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners. This violin includes a lightweight form fitting hard, a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, an adjustable shoulder rest with soft foam padding & soft rubber feet, rosin, bridge, and an extra set of violin strings, making this package ideal for beginners.

Customer Reviews

Very good quality for beginners.
Mark Twain
If you want to buy a violin for beginners get one that is decent quality.
ben
It will not stay in tune--the pegs slip out of place.
Salina McCarty

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552 of 575 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Buser on October 27, 2011
Color Name: Satin AntiqueSize Name: full-size Verified Purchase
I wrote this review for the person who knows nothing about violins at all:

This violin is of much higher quality than I ever imagined. It is not, of course, even a good violin by professional standards, but it is a very solid beginner's instrument. I bought it for myself, though I am not a violinist, but I have been playing guitar, bass, and keys for more than six years, and I have played violins before. My ex-girlfriend lent me her first violin when we were dating, and it was really, really horrible. This one is pretty close to her current violin, which was a pretty decent student model. I did a lot of research before buying this one, and I'm really glad I did. It is rated highly by violin teachers and other violinists, but very lowly by people who have no idea what they are talking about. I have read that a lot of violins under $100 don't even have a sound post, which is a crucial part of the violin and absolutely cannot be discarded. You're almost better off with a violin that has no neck. The bow you're playing with has a lot to do with the tone you will produce. I have been playing some simple melodies on this violin, and it is not difficult to produce decent tone on it with the bow it comes with. The only two problems that I have had with this package are the rosin and the shoulder rest. Both are absolutely terrible, but not very expensive to replace with better products. The rosin is round, chips very easily, and is extremely difficult to use. I bought "Super-Sensitive" rosin from the Musical String Co. which was only three dollars (and I bought it from a luthier shop in Costa Mesa). You're going to want a rectangular rosin set in wood, that makes it much easier to use. Then theres the horrible, horrible shoulder rest.
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219 of 237 people found the following review helpful By Carole on June 14, 2012
Color Name: Satin AntiqueSize Name: full-size
This violin--to be honest is very cheap. Not just in cost but in quality.

BUT overall, not too horrible. Especially if you don't have an option on renting one, or if you don't mind buying one to have.

It isn't perfect, but there are some decent qualities about it. I'm very persnickety about instruments, my woodwind instruments cost well into and beyond thousands of dollars range, even my beginning ones.

This little guy, for what I want it for--learning the basics (fingering, bowing, proper care) is PERFECT for anyone.

Here are my notes about this violin:
1. The appearance of the violin is alright. It isn't anything special. In fact, it looks as if paper has been placed over the wood frame, and painted to look like it has groves, or actual wood designs.
2. The bow is acceptable, it works well enough for a beginner (young and old). It takes some effort getting the strands to be tight enough. I had to do a lot of pushing in and turning of the screw to get it to do its job. Once I had that settled and had enough rosin on it, it looked pretty great! And it even helped to produce a decent sound.
3. The tuning pegs are just awful! BUT how to prevent slipping:
-Remove pegs (untwist them, get the wire off.
-once the pegs are removed, rub them over the rosin. Make sure the cover the part of the peg that sticks into the violin with rosin. You will want the pegs to look white, or at least dusted white.
-Once pegs are covered with rosin, re-insert pegs/restring violin. PUSH THE PEGS IN ALMOST AS FAR AS THEY WILL GO!
**The rosin prevents slipping. The pegs are not in all the way to begin with, but with out the rosin, they will not stay pushed in.

After that is done, carefully tune the violin.
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323 of 356 people found the following review helpful By Captain Cadabra on June 21, 2011
Color Name: Satin AntiqueSize Name: full-size
Great violin? No. As nice as the ones the music stores rent for $25 a month, yes. Comes with tons of accessories that would cost you $30-40.
As a violin teacher, I like to have these on hand for cheap entry level instruments, or rent for $10/month. That way a student doesn't have to get into a year contract at a local music store if they aren't sure if they want to stick with it or not.
A great way to get started on the violin for VERY little money. After owning this violin for a year or so, the student can decide to invest in a nicer one, and pass this along to a sibling/friend/Craigslist.
Only disclaimer is: make sure you have someone who can setup a violin for you (the case with all violins, regardless of quality). They are NOT instruments that can be played right out of the box, and if you have a store do this for you, it's probably a $30-45 fee. Find a violin playing friend that will do it for free for you :)
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223 of 246 people found the following review helpful By Terry D. Peterson on October 25, 2011
Color Name: Satin AntiqueSize Name: full-size Verified Purchase
My granddaughters started learning on some child-sized versions of this violin. I play a little piano and clarinet and couldn't resist trying out their violins. I had so much fun with them that I decided to order a full size version. How could you go wrong for $59? Well I don't think you can. My copy (the body) is nicely made. True the fingerboard appears to be painted wood rather than ebony and true the fine tune adjusters don't work extremely well and true that the bridge (both of them that came with the kit) folded nearly in half when the violin was tuned but all that aside, this violin sounds very nice to my untrained ear and for a beginner is easy to play in terms of finger action on the strings. I've read complaints about problems with tuning and pegs slipping. I had that problem with the violin too at first. However, now after two weeks of use the violin's strings have stretched and for the past few days i can pull it out of its case without needing to do a complete retune. As for the bridge, I did have to order a new one. I did not order one from this seller. I spent $15 on an adjustable bridge. That solved the problem and greatly increased the violin's ability to stay in turn. Sound quality was also improved. So I guess with the bridge my new violin cost $74.00. Even at that, it's a great value and perfect if you don't want to invest a lot of money seeing whether you or your kids like playing. The case is great, you get an extra set of strings and as mentioned two bridges. You also get a shoulder rest that is cheaply made but works. I think the complainers are expecting perfection at this price or are impatient with the violin while it settles in being tuned.Read more ›
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