Archer Elite Vireo Professional Violin by Gear4music

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£999.99 RRP £1,499.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 8th February 2017

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30 day money back guarantee included

30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of one year warranty.

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Optional: 4 year warranty: £49.00
(Includes 60 day money back guarantee)


The product price includes a one year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.

However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.

The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:

  • Warranty is extended to 4 years from the date of delivery.
  • Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 60 days (terms apply after 30 days)
  • Collection and delivery costs are included for the first two years
  • Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 4 years if it has not been used!
  • Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
  • Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
  • If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
  • The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount

Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.

For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.

This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.

Product Ref: 17240

  • Archer Custom Vireo Professional Violin
  • Premium Instrument By Gear4music
  • Hand Carved High Grade Austrian Spruce Finish
  • Equipped With Vienna Dominant Strings
  • High Grade Wooden Violin Case

Archer Elite Vireo Professional Violin by Gear4music


The Archer Custom Vireo Professional Violin is a professional grade instrument at a great price, and features superb sound and build quality that will please and inspire the most accomplished of players. This instrument is supplied professionally set up and ready to play as a complete outfit.

Product Ref: 17240

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Pay by Finance

To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

How to Apply

Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Beautiful Sweet Strong Tones With Concert Hall Scale Projection

The Archer Custom Vireo violin has a beautifully sweet, strong tone with concert hall scale projection. It's an instrument with a fluent dynamic range - one that will please, reward and inspire the most accomplished of players. The Archer Custom comes supplied professionally set up and ready to play as a complete outfit, fitted with Dominant Strings and complete with a quality bow, rosin and rigid foam case.

Handcrafted from Start to Finish

Unlike so many other violins on the market, this Vireo has been handcrafted by one single person from the start of its life right through to the finished product. The parts of the violin have been designed and manufactured individually for each instrument, meaning that every part will work to its optimum level of performance.

Thomastik Infeld Vienna Dominant Violin Strings - Handmade Strings Since 1919

The sound of the Dominant string is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its radiance and ability to project sound without being metallic, comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato. Other advantages are Dominant's effortless response to intricate fingering and its tuning stability even under extreme atmospheric conditions. But Dominant's beauty of tone is not as long lasting as that of a steel string - a price the discerning musician will be prepared to pay for this quality of sound.

Professional Archer Case

This violin has a case that can cater for all needs. The stitched padded inside is combined with the hard foam ridged case to provide great protection to the instrument. Two inside pockets can easily store spare strings, violin rests and rosin with ease, while the outside zip pocket can hold music and work books. The inbuilt hydrometer monitors the humidity inside the case and the hydro-tube helps control it. The outside lock provides added security and the shoulder straps allow the violin to be carried about with ease.


  • Model: Completely hand carved, hand finished master built instrument
  • Body: Hand Selected High Grade Austrian spruce
  • Back & Rib: High Grade Austrian Maple
  • Chinrest: Mahogany
  • Tailpiece: Mahogany
  • Endpin: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Hand Carved
  • Strings: Thomastik Infeld Vienna Dominant Violin Strings
  • Bow: Octagonal select pernambuco with horsehair
  • Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
  • Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
  • Frog: Fully mounted and lined ebony with abalone slide and abalone Paris eye
  • Tip: Bone
  • Model: Archer Hard Foam Rectangular Case
  • Bow Space: Ability to hold 4 Bows
  • Storage Space: 2 Inside Compartments and 1 Outside Zip Pocket
  • Hygrometer: Dial Hygrometer and Hydro-tube
  • Security: Outside Zip, Magnetic Button and Lock

Archer String Instruments by Gear4music

This range of string instruments was launched by in 2007 with a range of premium quality Violins, Cellos, Violas and Double Basses. Archer instruments by Gear4Music are built by carefully selected master craftsmen, who have many years of experience constructing top quality instruments. As a result all of our Archer instruments are built to precision and finished immaculately.

By providing our team with the finest solid pieces of Canadian Spruce and Maple, we ensure that these instruments have a full bodied sound that you would expect of a premium quality instrument. All Archer instruments come as a package, which includes an instrument, bow, hard case and rosin. With all these items included, the performer can begin playing straight away.

The Archer by Gear4Music instruments are renowned for their superior sound and offer the performer with a rich and responsive tone. They will reward any player with a timbre that will blend in to any orchestra or ensemble. Immaculate style and finishes provide the final flourish to these carefully crafted instruments. Archer strings will continue to raise the bar for both quality and price.