Of all the cheaper, Far Eastern-made violins that are available, the Primavera 90 is one of the better options. This instrument is designed with the beginner in mind and is priced accordingly but it is a good, solid starter violin and a popular option.
The first, and most important thing to consider on all cheaper, student string instruments is the set-up. When these instruments arrive they will certainly need and experienced technician to perform a good set-up. Purchasing one without this sort of work will probably result in the delivery of an instrument that is incredibly difficult, if not impossible to play. At Chamberlain Music, all of our student stringed instruments are subjected to a comprehensive set-up by our trained luthiers. This will often involve bridge adjustment, the shooting of fingerboards, tuning along with applying Rosin to the bow. The idea is that any violin purchased from Chamberlain Music will be ready to play, straight from the case.
The Primavera 90 is produced from solid Spruce and Maple, it has a rosewood fingerboard and tuning pegs and is strung with student quality strings. The tail piece is fitted with integral fine-tuners which make tuning the instrument an awful lot easier, especially for the beginner. The outfit comes complete with hardwood bow, rosin and moulded case.
It is a good model to compare with the popular Stentor Student I, they are similarly priced and each offer a good, solid student instrument.