Introducing the Stentor Student I violin
The Stentor Student I is a beautifully made beginner instrument and is a very popular student violin. Unlike many other student violins on the market, this instrument is hand carved using only solid tonewoods and natural glues to produce the best possible quality of sound for students on a budget.
This is an instrument that offers reliable, consistent performance and good tone, enhancing the learning process for the student. We recommend that this violin would see a beginner through to the middle grades.
Stentor have been the leading manufacturer of student stringed orchestral instruments worldwide for many years. Founded in 1895, the company have since helped over one million beginners take their first steps into the world of string playing. Their instruments use spruce fronts and maple back, neck and ribs, specifically selected for their tonal qualities. On the Student I, the top is laminated and paired with an ebonised hardwood fingerboard and high quality pau rosa pegs with an adjustable nylon tailgut and Teka pattern wood chin rest. Finally, the body has been coated in a mid-brown varnish for a sleek finish.
Also included is inlaid purfling to the top and bottom of the instrument. Purfling (strips of wood inlaid to the top and bottom plates of the violin) is not only decorative, but also means that a crack in edge of a plate will not spread, or a crack in the front can be glued without removing the plate entirely.
Additional features and services
This violin is supplied as an outfit which comprises a lightweight case with fitted interior, safety reflectors and carrying straps with natural horsehair bow and rosin.
All of our violins are subjected to a thorough set-up prior to despatch by our experienced on-site string technician. This process involves making sure the bridge is fitted perfectly, tuning it up, applying rosin to the wood bow and making sure the instrument is playable straight from the case upon arrival.The Stentor Student I is available in a range of sizes from 1/16 all the way through to 4/4 and is accessible to any age of player.
(1/32 and 1/64 sizes have wood tailpiece with on-string adjusters)