Looking to learn a new instrument but don’t know where to start? Even thought about learning the violin? We wanted to find the world’s best violin brands, so we spent days researching and reviewing all of the best violins. After that, we compiled all of our favorites and made a top ten list. Now we have a list of our favs, and we’re excited to share them with you! When looking for the best violins, we also put together a list of stats that can help you to pick out your favorite. Here is a list of those stats with a brief explanation.
Size - How big is the violin? We’ll let you know what the size it is. The smallest sizes start at 1/16, and the largest size is a 4/4 full-size violin.
Hand Orientation - Was this instrument designed for right- or left-handed people? The orientation will be different, so make sure to get the right hand.
Body Material - While most traditional violins are made from wood, not all of them are nowadays. We’ll let you know what the body is made from.
Chin Rest Material - What is the chin rest of the violin made from? Traditionally made of wood, some of them are now made from durable plastics.
Bow Material - Although violin bows were traditionally made from ivory and horse hair, many are now made from more synthetic materials.
Protective Case - Does the violin come with a case? Violins will be need to be protected with a case, but not all of them come with a case.
Now that we’re done with the stats, let’s move onto those violin reviews. We loved all of these instruments, but there were two that really stood out from the pack. Those two are the Top Pick and Budget Pick. The Top Pick was our favorite overall. The Budget Pick is a great violin for those of you on a small budget. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to take a look at those two first! Now let’s get to those violin reviews!