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Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit 1/8 Outfit 888365905853 (Open Box)
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Educator endorsed.

Educators recommend the Stentor Student II as the optimum teaching instrument. Made from hand-carved selected tone woods. Also features the advantage of ebony pegs and fingerboard, a good student wooden bow with an ebony frog, and rope core strings. The outfit comes complete with a lightweight case with accessory pockets and carrying strap. Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8.

Stentor violins, violas, and cellos are made by hand in a workshop environment in much the same way that they have been made in Europe for hundreds of years. Stentor instruments have the essential characteristics of good tone quality plus correct measurements and specifications. Stentor sells more violins than any other company worldwide.


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StentorStudent II Series Violin Outfit
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality craftsmanship (17)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Easy to play (11)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (7)

Best Uses

  • School bands (11)
  • Chamber music (6)
  • Orchestras (6)
  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Symphonies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (16), Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beginner Bliss!

I considered spending three times what I paid on a student guitar. I'm happy I chose the Stentor II and Musician's Friend had a great Labor Day sale price. The violin is beautiful,...Read complete review

I considered spending three times what I paid on a student guitar. I'm happy I chose the Stentor II and Musician's Friend had a great Labor Day sale price. The violin is beautiful, the case is perfect (see uTube review) the bow works fine. I purchased Hill rosin so I can't comment on the rosin provided. I have a Korg tuner which helps greatly. I purchased and highly recommend "How to Play Fiddle" by Larry McCabe, the fretlless violin finger guide (use their online music for fast start), and a Wolf Forte Primo shoulder pad (fits in case on side of scroll/finger board). I watch Allison Sparrow the online tutor on uTube. I will probably eventually replace the strings with Dominants once I am more comfortable with my progress and my ability to change a string when one breaks. Learning to play violin is harder than harp (Harpsicle) or guitar (Little Martin) which I play for my own pleasure and for my dogs who usually don't howl or leave the room. But I can play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (scratchy but recognizable). I practice for 20 minutes every day. This works for me since I am determined and methodical but I am not naturally musically inclined. I am just happy to finally have a beautiful violin to play!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed - not as represented

The violin arrived as promised. However, the G string broke immediately upon tuning. There was also a noticeable blemish in the varnish (approx. 1" in diameter) that protruded about...Read complete review

The violin arrived as promised. However, the G string broke immediately upon tuning. There was also a noticeable blemish in the varnish (approx. 1" in diameter) that protruded about 1/16" from the surface. This was a disappointment, and I returned it.

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5.0

As Expected

By thewitt

from Maryland

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Requires Constant Tuning

Best Uses

  • School Bands

Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

Purchased the violin for my daughter. The strings needed to be replaced but other than that it was delivered as described.

 
4.0

A great buy and good value!!!!

By leo

from Central us

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Country and Rock bands
    • Orchestras
    • School Bands
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

    Always wanted to play the violin, but seem to spend all my time on a 6 string. After about 30 years i finally decide to see what I could find. What a lot of choices! After a month or two of research, and not wanting to spend in the thousands , but still want something with quality; I ordered the "student II". Mainly because i knew little about violins/fiddles, I like the reviews and the genuine ebony fret board and i was not disappointed!!!! A little resin and we had sound, i thought the tone was really good and seemed responsive. I know it is not a 10k violin, but it is not bad for the price!

     
    5.0

    Great beginner violin with great quality!

    By Dustin S

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning Violin
      • School Bands

      Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

      Well, this violin is a great violin for the price, and it is comparable to violins that are more expensive. To have a nice Ebony fretboard on an instrument this inexpensive is very good; plus the quality of craftsmanship is amazing. This sounds great too. If you look at 90+% of instructors; they almost always recommend this one for beginners. It is amazing in sound, and it has quality wood involved in the creation of this violin. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great beginner violin. Also, pitch in the extra few money to get this over the Stentor I.

       
      3.0

      Nice violin....BUT

      By freddy d

      from florida

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

      • Requires Constant Tuning

      Best Uses

      • Chamber Music
      • School Bands

      Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

      Pretty nice overall, but as many say...Constant tuning is required....Put some quality strings on it too

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      The ultimate VSO

      By MW

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • none

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • target practice

      Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

      This is a true VSO (violin shaped object). If one expects to get a usable instrument your key to happiness is low expectations.

       
      4.0

      Good Quality

      By Shannon

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Sounded Scratchy

      Best Uses

      • Orchestras

      Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

      I was impressed and happy when I saw the violin. The rosin was poor (it kept on breaking). I liked the case. However, I prefer a black case. I experienced tuning difficulties. I loved the color. Overall: I think this violin is in good condition. I would recommend this to friends.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed - not as represented

      By Mary

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

          The violin arrived as promised. However, the G string broke immediately upon tuning. There was also a noticeable blemish in the varnish (approx. 1" in diameter) that protruded about 1/16" from the surface. This was a disappointment, and I returned it.

           
          5.0

          Delighted with my Stentor violin. It was a Christmas gift.

          By Bruce

          from San Angelo, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Fabulous case. This is my third violin.
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Self-taught amateur musician.

            Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

            I "loaned" my old fiddle to my daughter who lives 1000 miles away. I missed having one around, and am determined, thanks to YouTube videos, to teach myself to play well enough to amaze family and friends. My new Stentor II is perfect for my needs.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Violin

            By WMD

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

              Received quickly but sent it back since I then received a family violin that I will be using

               
              5.0

              Nice Product!!

              By Camenja

              from Jupiter, FL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Chamber Music

                Comments about Stentor Student II Series Violin Outfit:

                Nice product but was delivered the wrong size!!

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