Strings Magazine reviews SV-600 as "improved feel and tone" See Video and Product Details PDF file below for the complete review
The appropriate violin having best tone quality and looks for the advanced student
Highly flamed maple with a rich, hand applied orange varnish finish, hand carved solid spruce and solid maple body
Set-up to MENC Standards at our Cremona workshop in California with Thomastik Dominant strings and French-made Aubert bridge
Low profile, lightweight and well designed Stradivarius-style chinrest, deluxe Brazilwood bow and oblong case
Quality Swiss-style ebony fittings and select ebony fingerboard
To learn more about the fantastic features of this product, see Product Description below
Fine, flamed maple and even-grained spruce are hand carved and graduated to ensure a sweet, sympathetic tone with plenty of carrying power. The thin, transparent varnish is of highest quality, and the strings are genuine Thomastik Dominants. This outfit comes complete with a genuine horsehair bow, a hardshell case and violin care products. The SV-600 is a step-up instrument. The appropriate violin having the best tone quality and looks for the advanced student, the SV-600 features a tighter grain in the spruce top, which results in a richer and more complex tone. The pegs and tailpiece are of a better quality and the maple in the neck is beautifully flamed and finished. It is a great-looking, great-sounding, great-playing instrument that will provide many years of reliable service. This instrument is setup to Cremona standards at their U.S. workshop.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I needed to upgrade my son's violin. He started playing violin when he is in 4th grade. I bought him a Mendini MV650 3/4 size. Now, he is in 6th grade. He needs a full size violin. My budget is about $500. I don't play a violin (or any instrument). You know, it's not easy to pick a violin. There are so many brands. Therefore, I read a lot of reviews online. This Cremona SV-600 did not catch my attention at all in the beginning, because it has only one review. I picked a Kennedy Louis Carpini G3 violin based on the "good" reviews on Kennedy brand violins. It's a big mistake. Then, I ordered this one with the follow considerations:
First, it's sold by Amazon directly. It must have passed Amazon's quality control. Second, It's sold by Amazon. It will be easy to return it if I don't like it when I receive it. Third, Cremona SV-600 is sold by many other vendors. In other words, it's an established brand name with quality consistence.
I couldn't be happier with a stradivarius! This fine instrument exudes quality, from the mother-of-pearl parisienne eyes on the tailpiece and pegs, to the carbon fiber bow, (strong and expensive). The flame maple back and sides glow beatifully through the gloss orange varnish, and the tone of the dominant strings is clear and sweet. A bargain at three times the price.
Bought this violin for my son. This is a superb instrument, with beautiful design, and powerful tone and sound. It's impressive, and even the brazilwood bow is high quality. Comes with the dominant strings as advertised, and the setup was basically perfect (only had to balance the bridge a bit while tuning up the strings).
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