This is a New Left-Handed Helmke 1/2 Size (20.5") Antique Finish Violin with Case, Bow & Extras. This violin was BUILT as a left-handed violin, not switched from a right-hand to a left-hand violin. This Superb Quality Left Handed Helmke 1/2 Size Antique Finish Violin is Brand New and has never been played. It is extremely popular among music instructors, schools, and our online customers
- 10 Year Guarantee on the Violin
- Left Hand Violin (Strings, Bridge, Chinrest & Sound Post Set for Left Hand Play)
- Hand Made by a Master Luthier
- Full ebony fingerboard, pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece
- Four fine tuners for precision tuning
- Hand rubbed antique finish
- Back\sides are made of select maple hardwoods which were naturally age dried for more than 20 years
- Top is made of only the finest, select spruce hardwood which was naturally age dried for more than 17 years
- All other select hardwoods used to hand make this violin have been naturally age dried for more than 15 years
- Genuine mongolian horsehair bow with ebony frog
- Comes complete with durable, plush-lined lightweight Hard Case & rosin
- A complete package with everything you need to start playing!
- Made to last for Years and Years of playing
Before buying a violin online, ask the seller:
1) Does the violin have the bridge set up like the Helmke does, and is it ready to play? The bridge would cost $20-$45 to have professionally done.
2) Does the violin have a tag inside with the name and serial numbers like the Helmke does proving it’s not a cheap knock off?
3) Does the violin have ebony fingerboard, ebony pegs, ebony chinrest and an ebony tailpiece like the Helmke does? Violins using painted or dyed wood pieces will have a tinny sound.
4) Does the violin have four hardened steel, fine adjustable tuners as the Helmke does? Cheap Aluminum tuners strip out easily.
5) Is the violin Hand Carved by a Master Luthier using select properly AGE dried spruce tops & maple back with a hand rubbed finish as the Helmke is? Inferior violins made on an assembly line will have flaky wood.
6) Does it come with a quality Brazilwood bow with an ebony frog and unbleached white horsehair as the Helmke does? Lower quality bows deform quickly.
7) Is the case a plush lightweight hard case as the Helmke has or is it a cheap featherweight case? Cheap, featherweight Styrofoam cases will not protect your violin.
8) Does the violin have an inlaid purfling as the Helmke does or is it hand painted on and then lacquer sealed? Hand painted or lacquered purfling will have a terrible sound.
9) Does the violin have a cheap plastic or metal tailpiece that only serves to kill the sound, or is it a REAL ebony tailpiece? The Helmke Is Ebony!
This item has a full 14-Day Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are not satisfied with your purchase within the first 14 days of receiving the instrument, simply contact us for an RMA number. Then, return the item in the same new condition as you received it, and we will refund your purchase amount in full, minus a 20% restocking fee. This gives each buyer 14 days to inspect the instrument. Take the worry out of your purchase!
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