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There is nothing more satisfying than hearing a school orchestra, after months of rehearsals, perform in a concert to parents, friends, family and teachers.

Even for adults starting the violin for the first time, positive comments regarding a performance can be life-changing.  Applause is addictive!

But, we all must start somewhere.  Where the violin is concerned, you do not want to be paying an extortionate amount of money in the outset.  Stradivarius can wait!  What you need is a good sounding, well-built and reliable Violin. Hopefully the interest will continue, and an instrument upgrade will be just around the corner (from Normans obviously!)

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Uno Momento

Solution; Forenza Uno Violin.  The most cost effective and reliable starter Violin available at Normans Musical Instruments.

This beautiful Violin is made from quality wood, finished with a rich varnish giving it a lovely warm and natural colour. The Forenza Uno comes supplied with a lightweight carry case for easy yet safe transportation and includes a quality wooden bow and a block of rosin. The Violins are available in sizes ¼, ½, ¾, and Full Size.  But what size is the player??

General Age Guide

Age 8–11    1/2
Age 10–12    3/4
Age 12 and up    4/4 (Full Size)

VIOLIN-SIZE-CHART

Arm Measurement Guide

Have the player extend their left arm completely straight (but not overextended) with no bend in the elbow or wrists. Measure 1) from the base of the neck to the centre of the palm, and 2) from the base of the neck to the wrist.

Measurement 1 (neck to palm) indicates the largest size the player could use.

Measurement 2 (neck to wrist) indicates the most appropriate and comfortable size for the player.

20⅜”–22¼”    1/2
22¼”–23⅝”    3/4
23⅝” and up    4/4 (Full Size)

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Molto Bello

Forenza Uno Series Violins are an attractive and presentable instrument that are also equipped with all the necessary features to start playing right away! They are fitted with hardwood tuning pegs and fingerboard that add a quality feel to this fantastic student model.

The bridge is fitted and set up, and the strings are semi-tensioned, so that the instrument is ready to use almost immediately. All you need to do is tune it, which is easily done with the robust integral tailpiece and 4 fine tuners.

Just apply some rosin to the bow and experience the pleasant and precise tone the Uno produces, at amazing value-for-money.

The Forenza Uno is definitely the Number 1 when it comes to starter Violins!

Buona Giornata!

About the author

Nick joined the Normans Sales Team after a musical career spanning 35 years; firstly as a principal trombonist in Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Service for 24 years, performing around the UK and worldwide, including on the Royal Yacht Britannia, and then within the education sector teaching GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology. He is a keen Big Band, Jazz performer and Hi-Fi enthusiast.

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