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STENTOR Elysia Violin 4/4

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  • Finely hand carved from solid tonewoods
  • Selected spruce front, finely figured maple back, ribs and neck
  • Inlaid purfling
  • Hand applied traditional shellac varnish
  • Ebony fingerboard and pegs
  • Fitted with Pirastro Tonica synthetic Violin strings


What Reidys say...

The Stentor Elysias are constructed from highly figured, hand selected tonewoods and come with professional grade ebony fittings that are more resistant to wear. The quality of the craftsmanship in these instruments is consistently good and they are a purchase highly recommended for the advancing student. The superior tone developed for the high quality traditional materials and upgraded Pirastro Tonica nylon core strings is brilliant. These violins are more than suitable for progression all the way through the grades.

There are a few extras which you may want to consider whilst purchasing this violin, we'll explain a few of the different accessories and explain why.

What Stentor say...

Stentor high-grade orchestral models are superb handcrafted instruments, carved from selected and figured tonewoods. These instruments are 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 fine instruments with a superior finish and sound. All instruments are individually workshop fitted.

Strings - Which string are right for your violin?

The truth is every violin reacts differently to the type of strings you use and the preferences of the player and the style of music will always affect this decision.
The strings that we recommend for violins in this price are Dominant . Probably the most popular strings in the world, these strings are the default choice for students and professionals alike.
In contrast to cheaper brands Dominant strings have a synthetic, multi-strand core giving the strings increased flexibility and a fantastic tonal warmth that is rich in overtones. This elegant design also makes them impervious to changes in humidity allowing for stable intonation and a much longer life.
These strings really do make all the difference and will transform the tone of any student violin with factory fitted strings into a beautifully resonant, sweet sound that all players aspire to.

Rosin - What is this magical cake?

Rosin is a solid form of concentrated pine tree resin that is extracted, purified and then mixed with oils and other additives to give it the necessary characteristics for use on stringed instruments. When the rosin is rubbed onto the bow hair it sticks to the rough surface and helps the bow grip when it is drawn across the strings, allowing them to ring clearly. Violins, cellos and basses all require different grades of rosin. Generally speaking violins need harder, dryer rosin while cello and bass rosin is generally much softer.
To accompany this instrument we would recommend considering Pirastro Gold or Goldflex rosins which have been specially formulated to allow for precise bowing, less dust and improved grip on the strings compared with lesser quality rosins. Pirastro Goldflex contains small pieces of gold that allow for an extra smooth response and give a bright, warm tone.

Size: 4/4
Top: Hand-carved, hand-selected, solid spruce
Back & sides: Finely figured maple
Neck & Scroll: Finely figured maple
Finger Board and Nut: Ebony

Bridge: Fitted maple bridge
Tuning Pegs: Ebony
Tail piece: Ebony & metal alloy
Chin rest: Ebony
Strings: Pirastro Tonica

Finish Varnish: Traditional shellac varnish

All our violins and violin accessories are inspected prior to dispatch by our in house violin technician and come set-up with bridge and sound post fitted. The bow is also checked and is pre-applied with rosin so you are ready to play as soon as you take it out of the box.

A Violin bought from Reidys Home of Music will always be set up correctly and ready to play. It is this attention to detail that makes all the difference.

by Ian Fielding, Reidys Strings Specialist

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The total value to be financed would be £375.00. With a £ deposit, that leaves £ to be financed.

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The total amount you will pay including the deposit is: £. The cost of the finance is: £. The Fixed Annual Interest Rate is 8.17%.

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