The 'Stentor Conservatoire' violin outfit is designed for the advanced student and offers a very high standard at a reasonable cost. Often purchased as a 'step-up' instrument, the Stentor Conservatiore is made from solid tonewoods, with a flamed maple back and 'Shellax' varnish. It also has all ebony fittings, a tailpiece with gold coloured screw adjusters and is fitted with synthetic gut strings.
The instrument is supplied as an outfit which includes a nicely balanced bow with horsehair and mounted ebony frog and a sturdy, attractive case with hygrometer and blanket.
All of our string instruments are set up by our on-site string technician prior to despatch which will ensure that your new instrument is playable straight from the box.
The name ‘Stentor’ has been known to orchestral string players and teachers for over a century. Edward C. Doughty, a professor of music and teacher of the violin, registered the name in 1895 for his company that manufactured and sold gut violin strings and rosin.
Now the company is thriving. Since 1960, one million young musicians have begun their careers with a Stentor instruments. They are now heralded as the premier wholesale distributor of acoustic musical instruments in Britain. In 1995 they opened their first wholly-owned subsidiary factory in Taixing where they employ local skilled workers to make violins, cellos and other stringed instruments. The finished products are shipped to thirty countries and receive excellent reviews from teachers worldwide, naming them the best ‘budget’ student instruments on the market.
Specification at a glance
- Finely hand-carved spruce front
- Solid, carved, flamed maple back and ribs
- Solid, finely carved, Maple neck
- Shellax™ varnish finish
- Ebony fingerboard and pegs
- Inlaid purfling
- Alloy tailpiece with integral adjusters
- Teka pattern hardwood chin rest
- Synthetic gut strings
- Good wood bow with natural white horsehair and full mounted ebony frog
- Deluxe oblong lightweight case with integral cover, carrying strap, music pocket, hygrometer and case blanket