The 3 Best Violins for Beginners

If you have decided to learn to play the violin and are looking for an instrument, look no further. We have chosen our top three violins for beginners to suit a range of budgets and needs and all three are available on our flexible, affordable rent to buy plans. So read on to find the beginner violin of your dreams!

The One Teachers Recommend

The Stentor Student I Violin is the violin from our collection that is most recommend by music teachers. The Stentor Student I Violin is praised for its good tone and reliable performance that not only makes it ideal for beginners but has it come highly recommended by teachers, students, and parents alike. 

A breakdown of the Stentor Student I

Body: The Stentor Student I features a body that is hand carved from solid tone woods that produce a warm and natural tone. 

Fingerboard: The fingerboard is made from rosewood with a black painted finish offering the violin a classic look and a sleek playing surface. 

Bow: Included with the Stentor Student I is a traditional wooden bow made from brazilwood with natural horse hair and an ebony frog.

Included: This violin comes as a whole outfit and is ready to play from the box. Included is a lightweight protective case with detachable shoulder straps, a brazilwood bow, and rosin.

Price: The Stentor Student I Violin is available from as little as £3.02* per month (price for 1/16 size violin). Click here to find out more.

Sizes: The Stentor Student I is available in sizes 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 4/4 (Full Size) ensuring even the youngest, smallest player has access to an instrument. Find out what size you need by reading our Violin Size Guide

 

The Popular One

The Stentor Student II Violin is the violin from our collection that is most popular with beginners and students, as it is suitable to be played through all grades. Designed with beginners in mind, the Stentor Student II offers superb tone and reliable playability.

A breakdown of the Stentor Student II

Body: The body of the Stentor Student II is handcrafted from solid spruce and maple producing a warm tone. 

Fingerboard: The fingerboard is made from ebony ensuring it is durable whilst having a traditional appearance. 

Bow: The Stentor Student II comes with a brazilwood bow with an ebony frog and is strung with natural horse hair.

Included: Included with the Stentor Student II is a lightweight protective case with detachable shoulder straps, a brazilwood bow, and rosin. There is space for a second bow and spare strings in the case allowing the player to have access to everything they need.

Price: The Stentor Student II violin is available from as little as £3.94* per month (price for 1/16 size violin). Click here to find out more.

Sizes: The Stentor Student II is available in sizes 1/16, 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 4/4 (Full Size). Find out what size you need by reading our Violin Size Guide

 

The One For All Grades

The MMX BEC100 Violin is the violin from our collection that provides players with an instrument that they can complete all grade exams with. The MMX BEC100 offers a sophisticated and elegant violin that has been made by a team of experienced luthiers. If cared for properly players will find this violin serves them well as they progress through their grades.

A breakdown of the MMX BEC100

Body: The body of the MMX BEC100 Violin is handcrafted from solid spruce with ebony fittings and flamed maple. For a more focused singing tone it features a thinner and more delicate bridge than is usually found on entry level violins.

Fingerboard: The fingerboard is made from ebony which is both beautiful and durable. 

Bow: The MMX BEC100 comes with a carbon fibre bow. Carbon fibre bows are a popular alternative to traditional wooden bows as they are lighter, less susceptible to warping, and better balanced. 

Included: Included with the MMX BEC100 is a deluxe Tom & Will hard case, a carbon fibre bow, and rosin.  The case is spacious with room for all necessary accessories, music sheets, and space for a second bow. It also comes with a hygrometer which allows the player to keep an eye on the humidity levels.

Price: The MMX BEC100 Violin is available from as little as £7.26* per month (price for 3/4 size violin). Click here to find out more.

Sizes: The MMX BEC100 is available in both 3/4 and 4/4 (Full Size), this makes it an ideal beginner instrument for both older children and adults. Find out what size you need by reading our Violin Size Guide

Check out the Duet Shop to see our whole collection of violins and if you need any help just send us a message or comment below!

*Prices correct at time of publish. 
Please note: there is a minimum monthly payment of £7.50 – if your choice doesn’t reach this threshold, check to see if choosing a shorter rental period will - or you'll need to add more items to your basket!

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