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I have heard a lot of praise about the Cecilio violins. I was reading reviews on the internet. I found that there are so many options available in the market for this particular brand.
I read their review: https://musicalinstrumentrevie.....o-violins/.
In the end, they are saying that Cecilio CVN-300 is the best buy. But in the product's cons, they have written "Tuning requires more often". Has anyone else experienced this issue with the above violin?
I would suggest you contact the Fiddlershop. No, I am not an employee and do not get any commission, whatsoever. I, also, get no remuneration for being an administrator of this forum, so my opinion is MY opinion. This is based on experience with the company; the quality of their customer service and products. I am not a big online consumer, usually, but this company is great.
Check out what they have to offer in your price range and compare to the Cecilio you have in mind, I started with the Mendini 300, same as the Ceclilio, Cecilio owns Mendini. I did not keep it long. The bow was not straight. The violin sounded extremely hollow. For the buck, it was a good one to see if I actually wanted to play, but then I had to get another quickly. Since it was such a poor violin, I could not, in good conscience, resell it.
Fiddlershop has a vast range of instrument outfits. I would check them out first. I have purchased a Concert Deluxe Violin and Concert Deluxe Viola from them, as well as bows, strings and accessories. Their customers service is the best and their prices are extremely reasonable. This is, actually, the only online (they do have a walk in store with luthiers, etc) business I ever recommended like this because they are so great to do business with.
Hey Mouse. Thanks for such a great advice. Will surely visit Fiddlershop and read their reviews.
I had a Mendini (Cecilio) that I found to be a good starter violin. Link to info I posted here:
However, I think I was lucky with the one I got—I’m not convinced that Cecilio/Mendini quality is consistent.
Knowing what I know now, if I could not go to a shop in person, I would deal with a reputable online shop like Fiddlerman or Shar Violin. I’ve dealt with both--& they both are going to give you a good instrument for the money, as well as a good setup (peg operation, bridge fitting, etc.,), good complete outfit (bow, case, etc.,) and great customer service.
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