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Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin

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The Barcus Berry BAR AE model is hand-crafted in Romania, a place whose association with string instruments dates back many centuries. Fully-carved a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Electric/acoustic violin from a transducer pioneer.

The Barcus Berry BAR AE model is hand-crafted in Romania, a place whose association with string instruments dates back many centuries. Fully-carved and graduated select seasoned Carpathian Maple and Spruce. Authentic Barcus-Berry electronics. Set-up to MENC standards. Includes Ebony fittings, Super Sensitive Red Label strings, four Wittner tuners and a hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Complete outfit, including color-matching Glasser bow with horse hair, black Barcus-Berry embroidered soft-shape case with detachable shoulder strap, and full cake dark rosin. Available in a wide variety of finishes.

FEATURES
Superb acoustic performance as well as acoustic-electric capability
Built-in bridge piezo pickup produces excellent sound quality
Hand crafted with fully carved and graduated select woods; Romanian made
Includes case and bow
Available in traditional other eye-catching finishes

Many finishes, all with the same great acoustic tone and clean electric output. Order now!

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Barcus BerryVibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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3.0

sounds good but not as advertised

By Lefty

from Kentuckiana

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Sounds Good

Cons

  • Blemishes In Finish
  • Finish Is Glossy Not Flat
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Some Fine Tuners Stiff

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment

Comments about Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin:

I picked piano black because the picture appeared to be flat black or semi-gloss. There were blemishes in the finish which is glossy and easier to see. Had trouble with two fine tuners which were hard to turn. I thought about returning it but it plays well acoustic and electric. Not sure another fiddle would play as well.

 
4.0

A Strong Choice, But Maybe Not a Great One

By Mueller

from Nashville, Tennessee

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

  • Somewhat overpriced

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment

Comments about Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin:

A good quality violin, with an excellent pickup, but I'm not convinced that it's worth the high price tag. I purchased mine (Natural Finish) used for about half the cost, and I've had nothing but praise for it.

That being said, I believe the pickup is what is driving up the cost of this violin. Acoustically, while this violin is quite nice, it doesn't have the same punch that a higher priced violin should have. In my opinion, purchase the Barcus Berry only if you can find a good deal for it. Otherwise, either go full acoustic or full electric.

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this instrument again!

By Brother Marvin

from Waco Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Country Music
    • Orchestras

    Comments about Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin:

    I have played music for over fifty years. I really like my Barcus Berry red and black AE Violin. I have owned it for four years and it looks like new. Good sound and easy to play for sure. Thanks for asking.

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    5.0

    Awesome violin

    By RGUK

    from Zion, IL

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    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Orchestras

      Comments about Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin:

      My son loves this violin, the way it sounds and the way it looks.

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