The finest, and easiest-to-play student instrument. This award-winning violin outfit makes learning an absolute breeze. At the cutting edge of teaching trends and designed in consultation with members of the European String Teacher’s Association, this outfit ensures tuning is super-quick and ultra-reliable and playing is as safe and comfortable as can be.
Wittner’s Finetune pegs are a genuine revelation for player of all standards, with even seasoned professionals choosing to fit them to the very finest instruments. But these discreet, internally geared pegs make life so much simpler for students too!
Traditionally, most bowed instruments are tuned using wooden pegs, which are ‘wedged’ into the wooden holes of the pegbox at the top of the instrument, with simple friction keeping them in place. When the strings needed to be tuned therefore, for the pegs to turn, they would have to be loosened, turned and then pushed back in. This process can take a little force and isn’t the easiest or most accurate for inexperienced hands. Plus, over time the pegs can slip – therefore losing their pitch – or stick – making them hard to turn and tune. The clever, German-engineering employed in Wittner’s Finetune pegs allows the student or professional to turn the internally geared peg in a controlled way, without the main shaft of the peg ever losing contact with the pegbox. This means you can make tiny, incremental increases or decreases in pitch – just like tuning a guitar. Getting your instrument in tune, and keeping it there has literally never been easier…. So now your precious time can be spent on learning and playing – not tuning.. and re-tuning.
As recommended by members of the European String Teacher’s Association, a centre-mounted chin rest is generally considered to make playing a little bit easier and more comfortable. As the chin rest position alters the violin’s holding position, it enables a slightly easier fingering, especially for children and smaller players. Added to this comfort benefit, the chin rest is made of composite material which is ideal for those players whose skin may react adversely when in contact with chin rests made of stained wood.
Hidersine Vivente Academy instruments feature a solid spruce top – or sound-table. This is important because your instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result. Plus, as the wood ages and the solid tonewood top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even naturally, and the sound will improve further.
Your Vivente violin is supplied as an outfit, which is to say it is complete with what you need to get started. The instrument is supplied in an oblong, shockproof case with internal accessory compartments and an outer music pocket.
Most importantly, your Vivente Academy outfit includes a Brazilwood bow, without which no sound is possible. Just tighten the hair, apply a little of the included Hidersine rosin, and the bow is ready to play… as you will be too.
- Body of solid spruce tonewood, ebony fingerboard.
- Wittner Finetune pegs
- Wittner centre mount hypoallergenic chinrest.
- Hidersine H100 synthetic core strings.
- Half mounted Brazilwood and ebony bow.
- Hidersine Rosin
- Lightweight oblong case.