Stentor string instruments have been musicians' and teachers' choice worldwide for over 100 years and Stentor have not failed to produce fantastic quality, durable instruments with stunning tone, possessing correct measurements and specifications. All Stentor Violins are handcrafted in their own factory and, because they are the largest selling violin manufacturer, they are also able to offer competitive prices to suit all musicians. But which Stentor violin is best for you? I have listed the most popular models in the range in ascending order of their specification as a helpful guide.
This is a great student model, especially designed to meet the needs of entry-level violinists on a budget. The instrument still delivers a lovely tone and is carved from solid tone wood with black hardwood pegs and fingerboard, also featuring an alloy tailpiece with four integral adjusters. The Stentor Standard violin comes supplied in an attractive, durable, lightweight case and a good student bow with natural horsehair and ebony frog. It's ideal as a great value beginner's violin. Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16
Suitable for entry level up to middle grades, the Stentor I range of student violins are a popular teaching instrument, especially with schools and music services. It has more enhanced features than the Standard violin, offering solid, carved spruce table and maple back and ribs. The tuning pegs and fingerboard are made of rosewood and the violin includes a quality bridge and alloy tailpiece with four adjusters. The Stentor I range violins come complete with durable cases and reliable wooden bows. Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16
Stentor Conservatoire violins are ideal as a step-up model when moving into intermediate grades. It is very reasonably priced, however, offers you high standard and quality to progress comfortably through your studies. The Conservatoire model is hand carved from attractive tone woods with a flamed maple back and ribs and maple neck. Violin is beautifully finished with Stentor shellac varnish and ebony fingerboard and pegs with fitted rope core strings and tailpiece with integral adjusters. It is supplied with high quality wooden bow featuring natural horsehair and ebony frog in a professional style oblong case with integral cover, carrying strap, music pocket and case blanket. The craftsmanship and selected materials behind this great quality violin will impress the audience and help you achieve the most precise and accurate sounds for an expressive and powerful performance. Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4
The Stentor Messina is the first model in Stentor’s high-grade orchestral instruments. This is extremely popular with advanced students working towards becoming a professional violinist. Hand crafted in Stentor’s specialist workshops under close supervision of master maker, this violin is made from selected, figured tone woods with spruce top and maple back, ribs and neck. It is finished off with hand applied traditional varnish and ebony fingerboard and pegs. Each violin is fitted with professional quality Pirastro strings and is supplied in a professional style oblong case, ensuring this well crafted instrument is fully protected. Stentor Messina also includes a top specification pernambuco bow. In a nutshell, Messina offers you everything you need to play to a professional standard. It produces a fantastic, focused and full bodied sound and it is a true joy to play. This violin will amaze and impress audiences anywhere. Available in sizes: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4