Thursday, 5 January 2012
This is an extremely lightweight, yet very durable case made by Bam. It weighs 3.5 lbs and the shell is made out of ABS and high-density foam. The violin rests on two elevated cushions for added protection. The case can hold two bows, has a zippered pouch for small items, and has a strap to hold a shoulder rest. It also features two backpack straps.
This full size violin is most likely German made circa 1900, and is modeled after a J.B. Vuillaume violin. It is at the upper range of student violins and it would be suitable for an intermediate-level violin student. It naturally has a bright sound that projects easily and is pleasing to the ears. It has two cracks that have been fully repaired. You may test it out before making a decision to purchase it. Here is an old video of myself playing this violin in a recital.