This argument is certainly very long to deal with, I will only give some guidance indications that can be an help especially to musicians, music lovers and parents of music students.
Giving value to old instruments, luthier’s services and other is an objective that Atelier Cesarini pursues from the beginning, the first step was to create a very detailed luthier price list of the most demanding services.
It was not a very first absolute, but certainly one of the first listprice to have a remarkable specificity, without leaving free interpretation.
Now let’s see which parameters are reliable to give a value to an bowed instrument or a bow, then we’ll try to figure out what we can buy with a certain budget.
Parts of the instrument that need to be standard and well-regulated are not few. As a result, an bowed instrument, beyond its cost, must comply at least with some rules for being used in the study.
Do not value the instrument, it means not giving importance to the study. This can be considered as a general rule, which can surely lie in many other areas of study.
But how is it possible to understand what is the musical instrument that can be a good quality compromise? Surely the times change, the prices accordingly. A Chinese industrial violin 10 years ago cost 300 euros and was a trash , while an industrial violin today costs 200 euros and it’s done better.
Industrial production requires us to spend less, but we react accordingly, we want to spend less and less.
I look at some families that want to get a good timbre, a decent playability, a good reliability and a low price, from an entry level instrument set. These are things that unfortunately do not go well together.
My advice is to buy the second studio band, where we will begin to find a better quality instrument, better woods, more than sufficient playability, better strings, a true ebony keyboard and parts and a usable headband. The Stentor II violin is for you, it is not the only one, but it is one of the most reliable along with Soundsation. Then a tune-up is always easy on those two. In the size 4/4.
In the size 3/4:
In the smaller sizes all the violins 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, look alike, you can spend less. Soundsation offers a low cost for “small sizes”.
The certificate may already be requested from the relevant institution, so that you can reserve your instrument. The physical withdrawal of the product can only take place starting from 20 April.
Bonus Stradivari is a big discount on musical instruments.
Who has already used the 2016 Stradivari Bonus, can request the Stradivari 2017 Bonus. The final part that will be discounted will be decreased by -1000 euros.
example: Purchase of a new violin, gross price 3000.00 euros – 65% discount (bonus Stradivari 2018) which amounts to 1950.00 euros. From that discount the bonus already used (1950.00-1000.00) = 950.00 euros is removed. The discount to which you will be entitled is therefore € 950.00.
In the absence of funds, it may be impossible to join the bonus offer, in this case Atelier Cesarini offers the possibility to join the Vivaldi Offer. You need to be a student here in Italy.
Everyone can ask for OFFERTA VIVALDI, our best offer that is valid along the year.