The Stentor Graduate has been designed to act as a step-up instrument from the immensely popular Stentor Student 2 violin, and would be suitable for an experienced player who travels frequently with their violin. Constructed from solid tonewoods with a shaded satin finish, this is a well-developed instrument with a mellow tone and advanced strings akin to sythnetic gut.
Stentor are the leading manufacturer of orchestral stringed instruments worldwide, and are the UKs leading distributor of musical instruments. Since 1895, when Edward C. Doughty first registered the name , well over one million Stentor instruments have been sold. Still based in the UK the instruments are now produced by skilled craftsmen and women in Taixing, China, where instruments are hand-carved using specially selected tonewoods and natural glues. The instruments are shipped to over 30 countries worldwide, and Stentor have built a name for themselves as reliable producers of student instruments.
As you can imagine with a name like 'Graduate, this violin has been crafted with the advancing student in mind. The body is hand-carved from solid tonewoods, with additional maple back and ribs to give it a superior tonal quality. This violin includes the standard Stentor ebony fittings which dutifully compliment the Graduates varnished satin finish and synthetic gut strings.
The Stentor Graduate is supplied with a bow (with natural white horse hair and mounted ebony frog), rosin and a traditional lightweight case with enough space for 2 bows.