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Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-1NA
Help on buying decision.
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February 24, 2014 - 6:25 pm
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Cecilio CVN-200 Solidwood Violin with D'Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)  Is this violin any good? It's on I watched the video of Fiddlerman with the $109.00 black one I think by Cecilio. So I found your page and here I am asking. Also, .  Here's the link


Please let me know good if it's for a starter for a good while.




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February 24, 2014 - 7:33 pm
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It's not the same violin as in the video. Here is the link to the CVN-200 on Fiddlershop:
The violin from that video is a CVN-300 which is painted black.
They are great instruments for the price especially if you can make the eventual necessary changes. One never really knows what to expect from Cecilio. I got lucky when I did the reviews and most are very happy with their purchases but occasionally it doesn't work out too well.

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February 25, 2014 - 10:20 am
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Thank you. Any idea what changes I should look for if any are needed? I know the strings are a great namebrand for guitars (my fiancée is a guitarist) is it the same with violins?

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February 25, 2014 - 1:21 pm
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Yah i got the Cecilio CVN 300 Black.  Its a great package as stated on the video.  Its set up pretty decently. Great for beginners like us.  Im only 2 months in and the violin hasnt failed me yet.  Except i need peg drops to stop the slipping pegs and one of my bows are twisted because they didnt align the frog with the top of the bow....but other than that its good.  Definitely get some peg drops and maybe a silencer/mute. (im in the military, i like silencer better) I agree with Fiddlerman, ive read the reviews and they are either hit or miss.  My wife actually got me mine for Christmas and demanded i learn Pachebel Canon by the next Christmas so i didnt have a choice in the matter.  Overal Ceceilio CVN 300 Black is pretty good.  I hear the 200 sounds a bit better though, cant explain why and probably will never find out. You can check out my 1st months and second months progress video with the CVN black if you want. they are posted on the share a video forum. Overall good luck! 

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