Cecilio 4/4 CEVN-2BK Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 – Full Size – Black Metallic Reviews

Cecilio 4/4CEVN-2BK Solid Wood Electric/Silent Violin with Ebony Fittings in Style 2 - Full Size - Black Metallic

  • Size 4/4, style 2 electric / silent violin in black metallic varnish (full size)
  • Hand-carved solid maple wood body with ebony fingerboard, pegs, chin rest and tailpiece with mother of pearl inlay
  • Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (included)
  • Includes: lightweight hard case, Brazil wood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, a bridge, aux cable, and headphones
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
Whether you're practicing, recording in studio or performing on stage, the Cecilio electric violin outfit offers excellent functionality and style. It provides violinists of all levels with the ability to practice confidently without disturbing others. The outfit features a 1/8" output jack that allows you to connect to most guitar amps or PA systems (1/4" to 1/8" cable included), volume control that allow you to choose the ambience you want, headphone jack for practice and a line-in jack for practice with a background track. This violin package includes a well-padded lightweight hard case, a bow, rosin, bridge, pickup, aux cable, and headphones. Great for Student, Intermediate and Professional Violinist.

List Price: $ 129.99 Price: $ 109.99

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  1. Mike
    215 of 220 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Quality Instrument!!, August 18, 2010

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    I have been playing violin for three years now and I felt it was time to take the plunge into the electric violin world. I was also looking for something relatively inexpensive since my main violin is on the higher end. This was the perfect choice.

    Sound – Try as it might, it just can’t replicate the sound of an acoustic violin (which I wasn’t looking for anyway). It can get pretty close though and all in all the sound is nice. The pickup is good, not the best quality but it does its job pretty well. As for being silent, it is quieter than an acoustic with a mute, but not completely silent.

    Construction/Look – The body is nice and solid unlike some of the cheap online instruments you can get. The finish is well done and the ebony pieces with mother of pearl inlays look rather nice. The inlays fall flush too, nothing sticking out at all. The pegs don’t slip at all. The only thing I could find wrong with the construction was the bridge. It was a bit too high but that is a very easy fix. A little bit o sanding and its good to go.

    Extras – It came with a bow, aux cable, headphones, case and light rosin.

    – The rosin I put aside because I prefer dark rosin.
    – The headphones are fairly cheap but they work well enough that I’ll use them until they break. Don’t expect an amazing sound quality.
    – The aux cable is pretty standard and I had no issue with it.
    – The case is actually pretty decent. It lacks the durability and quality of higher end cases, but it does what it is supposed to and protects your violin. The zippers on mine get stuck once and a while.
    – The bow is not half bad either. The wood work and inlay are well done. I think the rest of the bow is brazilwood. The bow doesn’t stick when tightening or losing it like cheaper bows.

    I definitely recommend this if you are considering an electric violin and aren’t looking to spend $800. You’ll get more than you paid for and be very happy with it.


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  2. Latoya M Michel
    59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect Violin for Me!, November 14, 2010
    Latoya M Michel (Seattle, WA United States) –

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    So, I haven’t played the violin since grade school. And I rent a room in a house, so I was wanted a violin that would be quiet. So, I choose this one… Alas, it’s not really “quiet” or silent (even with a mute). Its “quieter” than an acoustic. But still, due to the vibrations, it still gives off its own sound.

    I was looking for a inexpensive violin. But the other ones I checked out, looked like crap. They had a plastic body, which I am not into.

    I love the fact that this Cecilio has a wooden body with the mother of earl details. It actually looks much nicer in person, than the pictures. Smells great too (but then I love the smell of fresh cute wood and rosin… call me crazy). And the sound is great (to me anyways, as a beginner). And since it is new, I know that in a few years the sound will mature. (hence another reason I wanted a violin with a wooden body, not plastic).

    Buying this violin was a big step for me. Since, Electric violins are relatively ‘new’. I came across questions and concerns regarding maintenance (etc). You know, the argument about whether or not to get specialized strings since it is electric verses just any steel strings.

    In the end, I went with, buying from the manufacturer of the actual violin, Cecilio. I found no problems using their basic standard strings.

    I love the case (and everything that came with it). The rosin is decent and so is the bow. I love the fact that I can carry the case like a backpack, so I can go out and practice out in the nearby park, without feeling awkward about carrying the case.

    It is very light, that surprised me.


    I don’t like where the plug in is on the violin. I think it would have be better, if placed on the side. Because it is underneath, the plug-ins come out. Which is irritating.


    ~ Get Peg mix, to stop the pegs from slipping (which is naturally going to happen from a new violin that hasn’t been ‘set’ yet)
    ~ Get a Shoulder Pad
    ~ Mini Amplifier. The one I got was the “Danelectro HoneyTone Amplifier”. I felt it sounds pretty decent with my vioin. And perfect, for travelling with me (it can attach to my belt buckle). Looks great too! (I also got the ac adapter to the amp, even though it can operate by battery)
    ~ mute (helps little)
    ~ violin stand

    Personal Preference Additions:

    ~ A Bow. I plan to upgrade the default bow, to something of more quality. Once again. The bow provided is decent, for beginners to practice on. But at some point you will find, that you will want to upgrade.

    Ultimately, I am very satisfied with my purchase. I was browsing other sites, to find a starter set plus the violin. And believe it or not, I got EVERYTHING +MORE on Amazon for cheaper, than if I bought one of those bogus starter sets. Plus, all the items I purchased were of better quality.

    Anyway, if you are hesitant about buying this violin. Don’t be. For the price, it is DEFINITELY worth it! In fact, it’s quality (in my opinion) would put it on a higher price range. Plus, this violin will mature with you, as you play.

    Hopefully, my review helps. 😉

    Good luck!

    P.S. Soaap are a great provider. Thanks you guys!


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