Before the violin leaves us, we set up the violin to a professional standard. We fit the pegs correctly, adjust the string height and fit the bridge accurately making the violin easier to tune and play.
The factory fitted strings are up-graded to D’Addario Helicore (RRP £56.00) increasing the depth of tone and tuning stability.
The Stentor Messina is the first in Stentor’s range of high-grade orchestral models.
These are superb individually handcrafted instruments, carved from selected and figured tonewoods. The Stentor Messina violin is made in a specialist hand workshop within the Stentor factory, where the most skilled individual workers produce under the close supervision of a master maker, in a traditional luthier’s environment that would be familiar to makers throughout the centuries.
The result is a fine instrument with a superior finish and sound. The violin is carved from solid tonewoods and finished with a hand-applied traditional shellac varnish to complement the individual look of each instrument. All instruments are individually workshop fitted.
You can purchase your hire Violin. At any point during your agreement you can contact us to arrange the purchase. All of the payments made, up to a maximum of six months, will contribute towards the purchase price listed below.
Simply email or phone us, and we’ll arrange the rest. All purchased instruments are guaranteed for one year after the purchase date.
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4/4 Reconditioned Stentor II Plus (Inc set up, case, bow, shoulder rest &, D’Addario Ascenté strings & rosin)
4/4 NEW Stentor II Plus (Inc set up, case, bow, shoulder rest &, D’Addario Ascenté strings & rosin)
Stentor Music Co Ltd is a UK company that has built a reputation for quality, reliable string instruments. Stentor violins, violas, cellos and double basses are hand made in China using skills that have lasted generations. Over 200 people work at the Stentor factory and each individual part of the instrument is worked on separately by a skilled worker. The factory is purpose built and includes storing, drying and preparing the wood through to the varnishing, final assembly of the instrument, and packaging of the instrument in its case ready to be shipped across the world.
Stentor violins and cellos are well respected amongst schools and teachers with a reputation of being a great student instruments for the beginner through to the more accomplished player. They come in the full range of sizes and will give an adult or child student the best start on the learning journey, and as progress is made. The instruments are handcrafted using tone woods (specific wood varieties that have tonal properties making them excellent for use in violins and cellos) and ebony fittings.
The instruments come in a range of standards from the basic student instrument through to a more professional level instrument. The wood and finishes vary across the range.
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