If you have spent much time researching violins, you have probably come across mention of the Cremona Violin Company. They have been one of the most popular brands of violin for over three decades now. They predominately make student to intermediate level instruments, but do have a few advanced violin models as well.
Cremona Violins was founded in the early 1980's by Richard Keldsen. The company is based in South San Francisco, though the instruments are not made there. Saga Musical Instruments is the distributor, and supplies a network of thousands of dealers worldwide.
Cremona Instruments are popular among schools and teachers and are regularly recommended as the best student violin. Through the years, there have been constant improvements and current models come equipped with Thomastik Dominant (higher models) or D'Addario Prelude Strings (student models). This is no small thing, considering the cost of these strings.
Prices run from under $200, to thousands of dollars. This all depends on the model. The Cremona Violin Company provides excellent values at every price point. Are their models the best choice for you? It would be worth a shot to give one a try. Order someplace that gives a generous return policy and play it for a week or two and see for yourself. :)
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