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Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin  Amber Brown 4/4 with Soft Case

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Old-world craftsmanship is reflected in the Silver Creek SC3EL Acoustic-Electric Violin. The SC3EL features a carved spruce top with flamed maple bac...Read More

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Old-world craftsmanship is reflected in the Silver Creek SC3EL Acoustic-Electric Violin. The SC3EL features a carved spruce top with flamed maple back and sides. Ebony pegs, tailpiece with 4 fine tuners and fingerboard provide easy tuning and adjustment. This Silver Creek model is equipped with D'Addario Prelude strings for quick tone production. An installed Barcus Berry pickup with volume control gives the SC3EL an authentic violin sound when plugged into an amp or PA.

An acoustically sound violin with a built-in pickup!

FEATURES
  • Assembled in our affiliate Romanian workshop
  • Light Brown Nito Lacquer Varnish
  • Fully hand-carved Carpathian spruce top
  • Fully hand-carved Carpathian maple back and sides
  • Seasoned ebony fittings
  • Barcus Berry Piezo Pickup (Made in the USA)
  • Four string adjusters
  • D'addario Prelude strings (Made in the USA)
  • Rosin included (Made in the USA)
  • Each instrument is setup and inspected by hand in Silver Creek's violin Workshop USA
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Silver CreekSC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Impressed.

Rarely am I so impressed with a company or its product to be compelled to leave a review, but I had to in this case. My ordering process (9 items- great potential for...Read complete review

Rarely am I so impressed with a company or its product to be compelled to leave a review, but I had to in this case. My ordering process (9 items- great potential for mistakes)with a phone rep of Musician's Friend went like clockwork, thanks to his attention to detail, competence and no-nonsence approach. The confirmation was received immediately, the processing and shipping was fast and my order was accurate. The SC3EL violin looks gorgeous with the sound to match. As already mentioned in the other reviews, it's a great value. The rosin, found in the case it came with, was a surprise. My friends fell in love with this violin as well and I would absolutely recommend this instrument and this company to anyone.

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Fine tuners break

This is not a horrible violin for the money, but I think I would look elsewhere. The biggest complaint would be the fine tuners which had to be replaced after six months. The...Read complete review

This is not a horrible violin for the money, but I think I would look elsewhere. The biggest complaint would be the fine tuners which had to be replaced after six months. The ones that came with the violin were made of cheap metal and bent out of shape to the point where the tuning screw did not work. I bought new tuners from a supplier which were much better quality and was back in business. The tone is a tad flat.

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5.0

Very nice violin!

By Maryann

from Iowa

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Pros

  • Good Electronics
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Student

    Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

    This violin is my first upgrade from a very inexpensive student violin and I love the improvement in tone this violin gives me. My instructor also pronounced this as a "winner". It holds its tune well and has a very rich, mellow tone. The electronics work well and do not distort the violin's tone. My only complaint is with the color as I was expecting that lovely honey color that is pictured. The violin that arrived is more of a dark mahogany color. I did not return it because I fell in love with the rich tone of this instrument!

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    4.0

    Great buy for a starter

    By coolsteam

    from Chesapeake, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

        This is an instrument you can grow into. Having the option of playing it with or without the pickup provides flexibility, and since it has great sound, a good choice for a start-up band.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Fine tuners break

        By Busker

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment

        Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

        This is not a horrible violin for the money, but I think I would look elsewhere. The biggest complaint would be the fine tuners which had to be replaced after six months. The ones that came with the violin were made of cheap metal and bent out of shape to the point where the tuning screw did not work. I bought new tuners from a supplier which were much better quality and was back in business. The tone is a tad flat.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent customer service

        By JLT60

        from Kansas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

        This was a Christmas gift, and I am very pleased with the workmanship. This is a starter violin for my wife, and I was given very helpful advice in choosing an appropriate instrument.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Impressed.

        By lostandfoundinus

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            Rarely am I so impressed with a company or its product to be compelled to leave a review, but I had to in this case. My ordering process (9 items- great potential for mistakes)with a phone rep of Musician's Friend went like clockwork, thanks to his attention to detail, competence and no-nonsence approach. The confirmation was received immediately, the processing and shipping was fast and my order was accurate. The SC3EL violin looks gorgeous with the sound to match. As already mentioned in the other reviews, it's a great value. The rosin, found in the case it came with, was a surprise. My friends fell in love with this violin as well and I would absolutely recommend this instrument and this company to anyone.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fiddler 1

            By Rad 1

            from IL

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            Great Violin to start out with, that you won't outgrow for a long time. Got it in Honey Blond looks great for the price. Sound quality matches the looks, even with the original strings!
            Fine tuner head was broke off for one string, sent back. Thanks GC for such quick replacement
            For the money great sound and looks wonderful!

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Violin for the Price

            By William tuttle

            from Flagler Beach, Florida

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            I am very happy with my purchase and highly recommend this product. It is fun to play, and I am currently using it out. The violin arrived in a timely manner, and was in perpect condition when I unwrapped it. In fact, I waited for the UPS trunk to show up before taking it straight to band rehearsal to begin breaking it in.
            I like the position of the volume control. I have seen other models with controls that are on the side which would make it hard if not impossible to adjust during the middle of a song.
            Better than any other violin for the price. The SC3EL Acoustic/Electric Violin was just what I was looking for.
            When you consider the amount you are paying, you are getting a great value. One of my friends had this model that I used before purchasing mine. Sounds great plugged in and unplugged.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Deal

            By B S

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            I'm definitely happy with this violin.
            Having a pickup is a great option, I gave this a 9 because it would be nice to have treble/bass controls, but there's other ways to control that.
            As I'm just learning violin, I can't really speak to the overall quality of the instrument's tone (although this is always somewhat subjective and varies with each individual instrument). However, I am an experienced guitarist, and I can testify that the pickup and the sound into my amp definitely seems solid. It's fun to run it through efftects as well. The body seems solid and well-crafted, but I'm not too convinced with the bow.
            For under $1,000 this is definitely the best value you can find for a violin with both acoustic and electric options.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet Violin for the money!

            By Heath From G-Ville

            from Guntersville, AL

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            I have always wanted to learn how to play the fiddle. I first bought a very cheap beginner violin and I could not get a clean note out of it. I was about to give up and one my friends who plays with Jeff Cook of Alabama suggested this beauty. I took his advice and now am playing the fiddle during our gigs! I chose the natural color. It really stands out on stage. The pick-up is American made and sounds great through the PA. I would highly recommend this jewel to anyone wanted to play fiddle or violin.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Baghdad Badboys

            By Glenn in Iraq

            from Camp Victory, Iraq

            Comments about Silver Creek SC3B Acoustic-Electric Violin:

            Got my second Silver Creek violin. Was not happy with the first one ordered, (a second), but this one is almost top notch. Tuning is so fantasticily easy. No more fighting with the tuners when you have wide range fine tuners at the bridge. Plays grand. The 2nd, I kept, too, because it had the best case and you can't find violin cases that have special pockets for your shoulder attachments. I switched cases, and let my son have the old one with the new case. I took it to church and played with the sanctuary empty and filled the air with music.

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