All About Choosing and Buying Violins

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by nettie1672 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:20 pm

Does anyone have the contact number of violin teacher Ms Yah Wan Har? Can PM me? Thanks

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by aprilmom » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am

does anyone know where I can buy antique/or good violins. I need a 1/2 for my son .. i have couple months so I want to look around ti see where I can find a good violin. the best one i saw so far was at synwin at around 4~5k. Are there any violin shops that has more range of high end(?) violins.

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by Angelalim » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 am

aprilmom wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am
does anyone know where I can buy antique/or good violins. I need a 1/2 for my son .. i have couple months so I want to look around ti see where I can find a good violin. the best one i saw so far was at synwin at around 4~5k. Are there any violin shops that has more range of high end(?) violins.
Hai , recently few of my friends going to parkway parade, 17 level - Melody Strings Art Center to get their violin. Their violin really sound great, maybe you can drop by to have a look. They do rent violin as well.

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by Angelalim » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:44 am

aprilmom wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am
does anyone know where I can buy antique/or good violins. I need a 1/2 for my son .. i have couple months so I want to look around ti see where I can find a good violin. the best one i saw so far was at synwin at around 4~5k. Are there any violin shops that has more range of high end(?) violins.
Hai , recently few of my friends going to parkway parade, 17 level - Melody Strings Art Center to get their violin. Their violin really sound great, maybe you can drop by to have a look. They do rent violin as well.


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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by Angelalim » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:48 am

Simp wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Hi
Im looking for 3/4 violin preloved condition. PM me if you have an european violin on price.

My child use 1/2 for a year and time to change. Thought the current 1/2 handcraft cost $500+ can last 2 yrs but sadly no. im thinking if child is using for a year, i dun need to spend so much again. Sorry I dun know how to choose a violin but child has tried china made 300+, german made 300+ and handcraft 600+. I dun need expensive model, just a decent model with good sound but not too priced. I dun mind preloved 3/4 as long as violin sound is good. However I do not know where i can buy preloved violin.

Hope to hear from some share. Thanks
Hai, maybe you can try out MelodySAC brand instrument in Melody Strings Art Center located at Parkway Parade Mall level 17 . Consider high quality violin for children. Can have a look

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by waiyean » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am

Hi, I have a full size German violin, which I can let go if someone is interested. DD used it for about 1.5 years, but not using it now because we upgraded to an antique violin. PM me if you want more details.

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by phankao » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:54 pm

We previously bought our S$5k 1/2-size from Tong Ming Xi, used for 1.5yrs and sold it away at the same price due to upsizing. It was very good.
aprilmom wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am
does anyone know where I can buy antique/or good violins. I need a 1/2 for my son .. i have couple months so I want to look around ti see where I can find a good violin. the best one i saw so far was at synwin at around 4~5k. Are there any violin shops that has more range of high end(?) violins.

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by jekilaj » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm

Heyo!
I noticed that this was one of the more extensive violin buying selling threads coz it's been going since 2013, so I decided to ask for help here
I'm planning to start learning violin and as a beginner's option I was thinking of the Synwin SV1005 outfit which sells for S$160.50. I was wondering if anyone would object to that or recommend something with more bang for its buck?
Oh and does anyone know if the outfit comes with a shoulder rest?
Thanks a lot!

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Re: All About Choosing and Buying Violins

Post by zac's mum » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:40 pm

jekilaj wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Heyo!
I noticed that this was one of the more extensive violin buying selling threads coz it's been going since 2013, so I decided to ask for help here
I'm planning to start learning violin and as a beginner's option I was thinking of the Synwin SV1005 outfit which sells for S$160.50. I was wondering if anyone would object to that or recommend something with more bang for its buck?
Oh and does anyone know if the outfit comes with a shoulder rest?
Thanks a lot!
Firstly, don’t buy one before you consult your violin teacher. Otherwise your money could be wasted if he/she has a different opinion. A good teacher should be able to loan you one to try on for your first lesson.

Secondly, the price varies depending on the size of the violin. The size depends on the length of your arm. So for example some petite adults would not get a full size violin but maybe 3/4 size would suit their arm length better. The violin shop would be able to advise you on the correct size.

The Synwin beginner model is reasonably priced. I am not fussy, in fact I bought the Synwin cheapest model for my beginner son. Even now at Grade 3 he is using the cheapest model. Expect lots of extra costs like shoulder rest (separate cost), music books, etc. I had to change the default chin rest (middle type) to a side type for my son because it was very uncomfortable for him. Individual preference.

Some teachers also advise upgrading the default strings, default (free) rosin, etc etc...these are up to you. Supposedly they improve the sound. But I made my beginner son improve his basic technique first. Then upgraded when the strings became rusty.

If you can afford to wait, and wish to save some money, I also recommend waiting for the Gramercy Christmas sale to get your beginner violin. The discounts are quite substantial. Twice a year (June and Dec) Gramercy violins become cheaper than Synwin.

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