Updated January 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Violins For Beginners

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're the parent of a youngster heading into a school orchestra program or you're looking for an engaging new hobby for yourself, one of these violins for beginners can help nurture a love of musical performance. Available in a range of sizes to suit learners of all ages, they are priced lower than their professional counterparts, with most coming set up and ready to be played. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best violin for beginners on Amazon.

10. Sky 1/16

9. Cecilio Acoustic/Electric

8. Cremona SV-75 Premier

7. Mendini by Cecilio

6. Stentor 1500

5. Yamaha Model 5

4. Bunnel G2

3. Cecilio CVN-300

2. DZ Strad Model 220

1. Bunnel Pupil

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

Selected models at various price points, adding the Bunnel Pupil as a top choice; it isn't so cheap as to be unplayable but also not so expensive as to be cost prohibitive. Added the Mendini by Cecilio and the Sky 1/16 even though they are not the highest in terms of quality, because they can put playing within reach of even the most restrictive budgets. And for those with a little extra cash to spare, added the Yamaha Model 5, a superior option for serious beginners.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on January 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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