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 Favourites, Beginner Violins from Hidersine

HidersineFounded in 1890, The Hidersine Company has been at the forefront of bowed instrument maintenance and care ever since. After the introduction of Amy Birch's 'AB' Rosin into the Hidersine family in the 1970s, and the addition of the legendary W.E.Hill & Sons' rosins in the 1980s, The Hidersine company has carved itself an enviable position in this specialist field.

Alongside their place as home of arguably the world's best-known rosins, they also offer a range of string-related accessories, including bows and instrument cases, as well as the instruments themselves, with violins, violas, cellos, and double basses in a variety of sizes. You can view the entire Hidersine range of products here.

Most popular is their range of beginner violins. With thanks to Hidersine for allowing us to reproduce text from their website, we have listed some details below of the top three Hidersine violin outfits suitable for beginners. Furthermore, in celebration of Hidersine's 130th anniversary year, we are delighted to announce the opportunity, in association with Hidersine and Orchestral World, to win a Vivente Academy Finetune Violin Outfit! Visit our competition page here: make sure to enter by Thursday 4th March to be in with a chance!

Hidersine Inizio Violin Outfits

Hidersine Inizio ViolinAvailable in all standard size variations from 4/4 to 1/8, Inizio violins are made with strength and resilience in mind. Their laminated spruce tops and maple back and sides are perfect for the often arduous journeys to and from school or music lessons. The shaped Styrofoam case aids protection greatly, and can help withstand the rigours of the school bus!

Not only are they strong, they sound great and contain all the essential components needed to get you off to a flying start: strings; case; rosin; and bow. They even come fitted with tailpiece adjusters to help early players stay in tune.

Hidersine Vivente Violin Outfits

Hidersine Vivente ViolinIt’s always worth considering buying a violin that will see you through your opening steps and on to more advanced stages. That’s exactly what you get with Vivente violins. All Vivente instruments are inspected and set-up, meaning you can be ready to go from the off.

They feature a solid spruce top, which is important as the instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and so the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure. Solid maple ribs and backs enhance the overall sound even further. As the woods age and the solid top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even more, improving its sound further as time passes.

Hidersine Vivente Academy Violin Outfits

Hidersine Academy ViolinVoted ‘The UK’s Best Bowed Instrument’ by the Music Industries Association, Vivente Academy violins are an extension of the Vivente series, fitted with Wittner’s Finetune pegs, which can be turned without the main shaft of the peg ever losing contact with the pegbox. This means you can make incremental increases or decreases in pitch with ease.

What’s more, Vivente Academy violins are fitted with a centre-mounted chin rest that is generally considered to make playing even easier and more comfortable.

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