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Master Built, Traditional Violin
The Archer 12V-500 1/2 size violin is a premium instrument, ideal for advancing string musicians.
The 1/2 size is designed for 7-9 year olds to practice and perform comfortably.
Featuring enhanced fittings and selected wood, the Archer 1/2 size violin has a classic look and a professional sound to match.
Hand Finished, Solid Tone Woods
With a premium spruce top the 12V-500 achieves superior projection and vibration.
The maple back and sides are specially selected pieces of wood chosen for the 12V-500, to provide a professional and stunning body.
The use of maple and spruce offers neutral tonal colour for a truly resonant, classic sound.
As well as this, the 12V-500 is hand finished with a brushed on traditional oil varnish that allows the natural grain of the wood to show through.
The Archer 12V-500's ebony fittings are hard and durable, with high quality tuning pegs, smooth fingerboard and sturdy tailpiece.
Also featured is a maple neck with varnish gradient for improved playability and a high grade maple fitted bridge.
Includes Bow and Case
This Student Violin comes complete with a hardwood bow, hard case and rosin so the learner has everything they need to get started straight away. The included bow is reliable and easy to use. It's crafted from hardwood because of its density and durability. The horsehair on the bow is ideal for many beginners as it can withstand the stresses of a student developing proper technique.
The included case is ideal for transporting the instrument to lessons and performances. This durable but lightweight case is a perfect fit for the violin providing protection when out and about and safe storage. It's finished with a tough canvas covering with zip opening and straps plus a pocket for keeping sheet music and other accessories safe.
If you're just starting out or are simply looking for a more complete set-up you may be interested in the
Archer 12V-500 1/2 Violin + Accessory Pack by Gear4music
which comes with a number of additional extras including a spare string set and shoulder rest.
"Any student, as I was, would be impressed by the striking rather than anonymous look of the instrument. There is much to celebrate - the glossy varnish coupled with the splendid 'antiqued' look would generate enthusiastic ownership."
"The proportions of this violin tick all of the required boxes. I particularly like the scroll and purflings."
"In conclusion, without doubt the instrument is very competitively priced and represents excellent value for money."
Body: Hand carved, Hand finished solid wood
Belly: Hand carved Canadian Spruce with inlaid purfling
Back: Figured bookmatched Canadian Maple
Finish: Hand brushed traditional oil varnished
Bridge: Fitted Maple
Neck: Maple with ebony fingerboard
Tuning Pegs: Ebony fitted
Chinrest: Ebony Guaneri pattern
Tailpiece: Ebony tailpiece with four Wittner fine tuners
Type: Round stick hardwood with horsehair
Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
Please note - Gear4music orchestral stringed instruments are packed for transport and therefore require a small amount of setting up. For more information, please click here.
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