Hand-crafted excellence. The Stentor Arcadia violin outfit is one of the best violins that Stentor has to offer. Boasting a hand-carved body from the most select, highly figured tonewoods, the Stentor Arcadia violin is the ideal choice for advancing students.
What really makes the Arcadia violin stand out is how it's made. Handcrafted by one, highly skilled craftsman, each Arcadia is a unique instrument that reflects the individuality of its master. Once finished, the Arcadia violin is finished in a gorgeous shellac varnish.
To ensure you can start playing straight away, the Arcadia violin comes as an outfit. The included hard case offers fantastic protection and will keep your violin safe, while the octagonal Pernambuco bow boasts an Ebony frog with a beautiful Parisian eye.
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Each and every part of the Stentor Arcadia violin has been set up by hand. Individually carved by the most skilled workers in a specialist workshop, each violin is produced under the close supervision of one master maker. This traditional luthier workflow is exactly how violins were made hundreds of years ago.
The Spruce top and Maple back, sides, and neck have all been individually carved to provide the best possible sound. The fitted Aubert bridge has been contoured to match the shape of the fitted fingerboard, allowing for optimum feel and ease of playing. The pegs and pegbox have been carved to match each other - perfectly designed for easy tuning. Finally, a shellac varnish is applied for an instantly recognisable traditional finish.
The Stentor Arcadia has been given some of the best fittings available to make a truly professional instrument. Ebony was chosen for the fingerboard, pegs, and chinrest because of its super-fine grain which is very resistant to moisture. As a result, they Ebony fittings won't warp or bulge over time, making the instrument long-lasting and easy to maintain. Ebony is also a tough wood, meaning it is less susceptible to damage.
Pirastro Tonica violin strings have been crafted from nylon to give a softer feel for the performer. These popular strings produce a sound that's very lively and well rounded, making them a great alternative to gut strings. Tonica strings also boast a significantly reduced background hiss, meaning that sustained notes sound great and have an even tone.
This violin includes accessories to enable you to get going straight away. The included moulded hard foam case stores and transports your violin easily and safely with its secure latch safety mechanism and detachable shoulder straps. There's an internal accessory pocket which is ideal for your rosin and shoulder rest, while the outer pocket is great for books and sheet music. The case also includes a hydrometer meaning you can make sure the instrument is in perfect humidity when not in use. The octagonal Pernambuco bow has been made to a high standard and includes an Ebony frog with mother of pearl eyelet. The case has space for three more bows should you wish to expand your collection as you progress.