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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
  • Featherweight suspension case
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3.9

(based on 42 reviews)

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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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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.

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1.0

Disappointing...

By ThyNecromancer

from Whitney Point, NY

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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
4.0

Satisfies curiosity!

By WolfXiang

from Oklahoma City, OK

I am in the military, and word gets around quickly if there is a multi-instrument player in the unit. Thus, I get called upon to play for a large number of various morale and welfare venues. As a result however, I don't have time to dedicate myself to one instrument. Instead, I attempt to become passable on a large number of them. The violin/fiddle is an instrument that I have always wanted to learn, but was either intimdated or did not have the time or money. This instrument has solved this problem.This is not a "fine" instrument, a "good" instrument, or an "excellent" instrument. It is a baseline learning model that any serious player would need to upgrade from quickly. I am not that person though. Straight from the box, the violin took about 15 minutes to set up and get in tune. It has gone out of tune twice since I tuned it, but has stayed in ever since. The rosin included in this set is under-par, and the hair on bow tends to fray quickly, but aside from that, the entire set is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new insturment. For those of you who do not have the benefit of a collegiate music degree however, I highly recommend finding a violin teacher to help for the first couple of weeks. I would recommend the same for any beginner of any instrument.Summary: An inexpensive way to find out if this is for you or not. An Excellent Value.

 
2.0

Frustrated Beginner

By Jon-UpdLG

from Bloomington, IN

This violin is disappointing. The bridge is not fixed in place. Mine came strung wrong with the strings out of order. The pegs are so loose they slip when I try to tune it. Also, as I tune one string it changes the pitch of the others because it flexes the entire instrument. The rosin that?s included is as hard and slick as plastic and doesn?t rub off on the bow. It?s made in China and feels as cheap as its price. I do not recommend buying this violin.

 
2.0

NOT GOOD!

By Ashley-ZiwUw

from Arlington, Tx

I had one as my first violin, they're a Chinese import, and they stink! So don't get one unless your a beginner and only keep it for a year.

 
5.0

An affordable playable Violin

By Johnny B.

from Eustace, TX

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I have always wanted to play the violin, and why not learn on the Palatino VN-300. I'm always a little skeptical with instruments priced this low, but all that changed once I opened the case! It is very beautiful, the case is very durable, once I got the bridge in place and rosin up the bow, I have been playing an instrument I thought I would never be able to afford. This is the stuff dreams are made of!

 
5.0

I rock out with this thing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

No violin can handle me with this thing. I go crazy when I see people using more expensive violins than this one. It makes me shutter. I can beat anyone anytime anywhere. I am unstopable.

 
1.0

Don't skimp on musical instruments

By Azphotogal

from Tolleson, AZ

I admit to knowing nothing about the violin. I am serious about learning, so I bought an inexpensive violing to learn on. My advice: spend more money on a quality violin. Two of the strings don't even have a tune to them. They cannot be tuned. The other strings slip out of tune every two minutes. The rosin was horrible, like frozen wax. I didn't spend much, but if I want to even play it, I have to go spend more money to buy new rosin and have someone replace the strings and the bow. This was a very dissapointing purchase, even for a beginner.

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By Christofunk

from kansas city, MO

I am a beginner violinist and I have to say that this is an excellent instrument. true, the tuning keys are plastic, but I will just have to find some replacements. I just got this for myself and cannot wait to begin my lessons!

 
5.0

Read this if this is your first violin

By Fretless

from New Bern, NC

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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.

 
5.0

Great violin

By The One-zB544

from Stockton, CA

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This violin is a looks great and feels great just playing it!! It's awesome for playing Yellowcard and other classics. I recommend this to anyone who likes to fiddle.

 
1.0

A cheap violin...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you're serious about learning the violin, then don't get this one. Sure, at first it will sound all right, but once you start to get better, you'll realize that the quality of the sound is shallow. I would recommend paying more and getting a nicer violin from the start, than buying this one and getting another one a year later.

 
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.

 
5.0

Wow!

By Devin-ok1a0

from Seattle, WA

First off, this instrument is a steal. You can't get a better deal anywhere else.You dont need rosin on the pegs... just push them in, they will stay in place.You don't need new strings... they play and sound fine.You don't need new rosin... it works just fine, I scratched mine up with a bottle cap.The bow seems cheaply constructed but it handles the job.With a little bit of patience setting up the violin is no problem at all. It took less than 30 minutes to set it up properly and hear it sing. Now it sounded like crap the first time I played, but that's because I hadn't touched a violin in over ten years. Every stroke of the bow sounds better and better.The review posted on Oct 13, 2005 is a great guide, read it.I wish I had four hands... I would give this violin four thumbs up!

 
3.0

wish they had more of these

By yellowsp'ers

from Pacoima, Ca

They charge you for violins because of the quality of wood from whatever tree they cut down. I think there is no reason for overpricing instruments. I see the reason children aren't interested it costs too much to buy one, get lessons, and take care of it. Since we all know it breaks so easily. This is a nice violin.

 
4.0

Good Violin for students

By Wulfgang

from Earth 21st Century

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Recommended for students & beginners. Good quality & sound for your money. Best buy. It's best to get someone who knows what they're doing to set it up for you.

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