Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) Reviews

Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner)

  • Full size 4/4 violin
  • Maple back and sides with solid spruce top
  • Alloy tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
  • Perfect for the Beginner Violin Player or anyone interested in starting the Violin
  • Includes bow, rosin, carry case (interior case color may vary), Crescent Digital E-tuner (E-tuner color may vary)
This beautiful natural wood violin from Crescent is the perfect way to get your young one started in learning the basics of violin play. Features a smooth glossy finish, Crescent brings back value to music once again. Don't overspend for a beginner instrument. Get started learning without breaking the wallet!

This beginner kit includes bow, rosin, case (interior color may vary). Bridge is not set up to prevent damage in transit.

Also for a limited time, receive a bonus CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner!

Price: $ 44.95

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  1. Robyn
    387 of 396 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Go Violin!, July 18, 2006
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    Robyn (MN, USA) –

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    I ordered this violin on a Sunday evening and recieved it the following Saturday at 9am with the cheapest shipping.

    This is, well, a cheap violin. You’re looking at it because you’re interested in getting a cheap violin. Why? I thought of the following:

    Decor, prop, for a child, to find out if you hate or have an unknown untapped talent for the violin, you think it will be fun, but don’t want to spend a lot of cash on a whim.

    I’m kind of the last two, and I don’t have piles of cash lying around. So I figured I can afford that, if I hate it then hey at least it would look pretty in a room of my house somewhere.

    So yeah, it arrived timely. The case… is cheap. There’s like some glue on the felt in spots, wooden debris, the outer material feels a bit flimsy, but it’s a case, and it will suffice. It actually looks soft-sided but it’s firm. I kinda like it. My interior was red, not the tan.

    Setting up the bridge is really easy. I’m not sure why people complain about it in these reviews (like for other colors). I never had a stringed instrument before- it took a couple minutes. I will explain it here to help future customers so that they needen’t google all over like I did.

    The bridge is that piece that goes under the strings that aligns them in the right shape and provides tension. If you look at the violin on the sides of the strings you see those holes that look like f. Those are the F-holes (not kidding). At the cross in the f is where the bridge goes. First, slacken the strings a bit. I did this because people said they broke them. Then put the bridge on its side under the strings so that when you stand it up the tallest part is on the fattest string. Now stand it up so that when standing it’s at the f’s cross, fitting the strings into the little slots on the top. You may need to slacken the strings more to get it to fit. After you get it standing the strings should still be tight enough to hold it in place. You will tighten as you tune.

    I purchased the 9.99 electronic tuner through Musician’s friend on amazon, it fits perfectly in that little compartment in the case.

    The pegs slip, but you’re supposed to push in as you turn them to get them to stay. If they still slip, push harder. Or use peg dope to make them frictiony-er. The violin went in tune well enough, It did go a little flat as the new strings stretched out but now it’s behaving.

    Within a couple hours I had a few notes down and a horrendous rendition of “marry had a little lamb.”

    As far as being a starter vioin it’s perfect for my needs. It’s pretty, in-tune, and functional. If you’re a serious professional, you spend serious money. I’m sure a master violinist could make my cheap violin sing beautifully.

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  2. givemeacent
    167 of 178 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Learn a new skill for $40!, September 24, 2013
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    This review is from: Crescent 4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Includes CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner) (Electronics)
    I received my violin on Tuesday, September 17. I’m writing this review after owning and playing it for one week now. This has been my experience with the violin so far.

    The day I received the violin, I was unable to set it up because the tailcord that holds the tailpiece to the end pin of the violin kept loosening and eventually one of the little nuts that grip on to the tailcord to hold the tailpiece together came off. I found out on youtube that you can burn the end pieces of the tailcord so that the nut can get a good grip and keep it from coming off. I had to do that three times because every time I would set it up and tune it, the tailcord would snap after a couple hours of practicing. Finally the last time I did it, I burned the end piece a little further down before tightening the nut on the tailcord, my idea was that this would make it harder for the nut to slip, and since then the violin has stayed in tune and had no problems practicing.

    Why 5 stars then? I’m giving this violin a high rating because thanks to the seller, SocalDailyDeals, I was able to not give up on this violin and it has been a great tool to learn a new skill. After having problems with the tailpiece of my violin, I contact them and they gave me the option to return it, exchange it, or have a new tailpiece sent to me. I was happy with the overall quality of the violin and did not want to return it if I could get it working and I asked them to send me the new tailpiece. I also requested for them to send me a new bridge because I had accidentally broken off a piece on the one it came with.

    However, before the tailpiece arrived, my quick fix of burning the tailcord turned out to work and even now I’m still using the same tailpiece it came with and every morning when I wake up, my violin is still nicely set up and tuned. With the tailpiece, they also sent me a new set of strings, another end button pin for the violin and the new bridge I requested!

    The violin has been playing nicely, I have had fun practicing on it and I’m incredibly happy that for $40 that I spent, I now have the opportunity to learn a new instrument.

    The strings on the violin are amazing. This was a shock for me because I wasn’t expecting decent strings, and I purchased the D’Addario Prelude strings and after trying both the stock strings and the D’Addario, I was surprise that there wasn’t enough difference to say one was better than the other. The strings ring out nice and sound beautiful.

    I had similar doubts about the rosin it would come with and I also ordered another rosin, SuperSensitive ligh rosin, and again like the strings, both are of similar quality.

    The bow is nicely curved how I have been reading on violin guides that a bow needs to be. The hairs can be tighten and loosen no problem and make the strings play great.

    The digital tuner works just like any other chromatic digital tuner. It’s as accurate as the Snark tuners I own. Clamp it on, pluck a string, tighten or loosen it to tune it. Simple.

    The case is nice and sturdy, it will be enough to safely carry your violin around. Has little compartment for your rosin, tuner and anything else you would like to bring. Has two clips that can hold two separate bows and a medium size compartment bag on the outside for books or strings.

    You don’t need to go spend $200+ on your first violin to begin learning. This will be more than enough to start you off!

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