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Palatino VN-300 Violin Outfit   

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The Palatino VN-300 Violin Outfit delivers good tone through a hand-carved solid spruce top and solid maple back, sides, and neck. Features a fine tu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Loved by students for its deluxe features, low price, and featherweight case.

The Palatino VN-300 Violin Outfit delivers good tone through a hand-carved solid spruce top and solid maple back, sides, and neck. Features a fine tuner tailpiece, ebonized fittings, and inlaid purfling. Full size violin. The Palatino violin kit comes with Mongolian horsehair bow, rosin, and featherweight suspension case.

FEATURES
  • Hand-carved spruce top
  • Maple back, sides, and neck
  • Fine-tuner tailpiece
  • Ebonized fittings
  • Mongolian horsehair bow
  • Inlaid purfling
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3.9

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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    (3)

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    (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Read this if this is your first violin

I have bought two of these, and I think they offer great value for the price. I'm writing this review after reading several, and seeing that for first-timers, there's a lot of needless...Read complete review

I have bought two of these, and I think they offer great value for the price. I'm writing this review after reading several, and seeing that for first-timers, there's a lot of needless and frustrating confusion about the instrument. ANY violin will go out of tune as you bring it up to pitch, because the tailpiece is "floating". Just get all four strings in the ballpark, and then do your precise tuning. Be patient. ANY new unrosined bow will be difficult to rosin with ANY new rosin. You can roughen the new rosin with sandpaper, but the ideal thing is to give your new or newly-rehaired bow its first rosining (which will always need to be a long one) with a used piece of rosin. These are violin-fiddle universals, no reflection on the quality of your instrument.Check your bridge angle frequently as you bring your strings up to pitch, and straighten it out as you go-- it will tend to lean over as you tune up. Position your bridge between the inside notches of your f-holes-- that's what they're there for.Violin pegs are tapered friction pegs; you're expected to pull them out a little as you tune, and then push them in a little as you get it up to pitch. You can make the fine adjustments with the fine tuners on the tailpiece, which worked fine on the two I bought.Don't be surprised if your sound isn't like Byron Berline or Itzhak Perlman at first. There are several critical parameters to getting a decent sound out of any violin, such as bow perpendicularity, flexible wrist etc. Investing in one or two lessons from a violin/fiddle teacher is a really good investment... you can waste a lot of time and effort practicing your mistakes on violin. Getting a little grounding on how to get a good sound with a bow, and fingering (which is basically "one-finger-to-every-two-frets" on fiddle and mandolin), will save you a lot of wasted time in the long run.Over the last 25 years, Chinese-made student violins have improved in quality while actually dropping in price, with inflation factored in. I feel this model is a nice solid beginner's instrument, a good value for the price.

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Disappointing...

First of all, I must admit I have never touched a Violin in my life. However, even with that being said, This product is very Disappointing.The Violin was definitley made out of...Read complete review

First of all, I must admit I have never touched a Violin in my life. However, even with that being said, This product is very Disappointing.The Violin was definitley made out of wood, however, it felt tremendously plastic-like. The F-Holes looked as if they were a "punch-out", with tiny fragments hanging into the Violin.The Rosin was hard as plastic but was still able to be applied. The PLASTIC tuning pegs were not able to hold their place, even after applying Rosin to them as previous reviews have said would solve the problem.Perhaps I COULD have gotten this product to work, but it was not worth my time or money. However, It did arrive on time and the case looked comfortable on the inside. Unfortunately that's where the Violin will be spending the rest of its life.Overall: You DO get what you pay for. Spend more money for a higher quality product.

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5.0

Decent

By eguitar

from Poway, CA

I got it and thought it was very decent for the price. With new strings it sounded better but I did prefer the bow I already had felt more comfortable to me but it is good quality for the price.

 
5.0

Did exactly what i needed

By Jake-xLJ0t

from Ohio

This sucker did exactly what I needed it to do, play. I am a beginner and this thing was inexpensive but holds a tune just fine. Granted it did take a while to get it in tune and to rosin the bow, but a couple of extra minutes do not bother me. I would deffinately recomend this for any beginner.

 
1.0

...???

By ox143t

from Hartford, CT

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I started playing the violin as well as the viola when I was four years old. I have now been playing for about 30 years with a professional degree in music theory from the Yale school of music. I recently bought this as a joke to play on one of my colleagues and it seriously was quite a joke. I don't even know why someone would sell, or even buy such a mindless, crappy instrument. Mass-produced brand name string instruments never work out. Invest in buying from a small-name private seller. It costs more but in the long run, the quality improves and the instrument will stay with you forever. DO NOT BUY THIS!

 
5.0

great deal

By 27G4VSMQr

from Questa, NM

I wanted to buy my daughter an inexpensive violin for her to get started with. I am a firm believer in the idea, you get what you pay for. So with that in mind, I purchased this violin not getting my hopes up to high as to what I was getting. This violin is great for the price. I found it to be a great starter instrument and my daughter loves it.

 
2.0

Cheap

By Scatman

from Minneapolis

Well, Waddya expect for this little dough? It plays like a cheap violin cause it is a cheap violin. That being said, it`s perfect for the guy(or gal) who wants to tinker around and learn a thing or two about violin. It don`t sound bad and if you want a great starter violin, this is the one. If your lookin to play the opra, get something else.

 
5.0

Excellent value

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently compared side-by-side this violin to many others and the sound did not justified expending a dime more. When I did the test I expected to be shown how much better those expensive instruments are, but it was reversed, what happen was that I ended up showing how good these inexpensive chinese instruments have become. With the savings you can pay for a lot of music lessons. It is an excellent value.

 
1.0

Not the best...

By Soloist182

from Somewhere

Well, you get what you pay for. If you can invest more than this in a violin, do it. I have tried this violin and I wasn't exactly impressed with the sound quality. Of course, you're not paying much for it, so don't expect and wonderful tones coming out of this violin.

 
5.0

Not adjusted, but great value!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Amazing for the money!!! The pegs need to be fit, and you better know where the bridge goes, but it sounds decent and plays fairly well.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The Violin That Made Me Quit

By Vy O'Leen

from Richmond, VA

This violin is a ratty Chinese import and it fell apart on me. The bow broke and the rosin is rock hard. A blow that dented a maple guitar neck couldn't touch this rosin. The tone is bad too.

 
5.0

Great Starter Violin

By CJ-4J5es

from Fort Pierce, FL

The Violin is a good value. It has a great sound and is made well. The case it comes with is soft sided but does protect the violin. I would replace the rosen, it is a bit hard. Also the plastic tuning pegs you might want to consider replacing. This however is a great starter for anyone that wants to pick up the violin.

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