Hello dear FiddlerMan members!
I'm Andrea, violin student from Belgia. Been playing for a little over 6 months and so far i've been using rented violin which i like, but i'm really dreaming to get my own. Been searching for beginner violins and found Cecilio CVN-500 from this FiddlersGuide review. It looks like a good fit and comes as a kit. Does anyone have experience with this violin or what other options are there? Currently my budget is up to $300.
@andreabelissi and others. Temper the budget for that violin knowing that you will also require an immediate change of strings and a better bow. If you can get a deal on one (I do not know if something like the amazon warehouse is practiced in Europe), the instrument is better than the “ violin shaped objects” comprising the lower tiers of that companies offerings (I also liked the Mendini MV 500, but I have not purchased one of those for several years and do not know if they are still serviceable).
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson
I'd go for it, looks like a nice instrument, great value and you can play it right out of the box...that's a big thing, really exciting, it's great that it comes with all the stuff you need to get started, good luck!
PS. Don't worry about where the thread is, (it still gets read...) I never know where to go!
Cid - I just look at the recent posts on the right hand side and sometimes add a comment...it just has the title of the post...not sure how to tell what topic/thread it is under, wasn't intending to be blasé about it, I do understand the necessity to split things up - just felt a little bad for a newbie that might get it in a pickle.
...I will remember to check before commenting on a cello post from now on, cause I honestly know nothing about them...other than they sound nice!