Violin has high gloss finish with gold hints in the wood. Finish near mint if not mint. Not a scratch on it. Bow looks same with hairs white, and no wear showing on handle. Brand new strings included and there are 3 on the violin now. Case EXC
PRISTINE CONDITION-- Dont pay a lot in rental fees or overpay at a pawn store for a beat up violin.
I only buy violins to resell if they are in superb condition. Not just free from the obvious (cracks or damage) but scratches too. This one looks like it has not been used or even handled. Even the bow looks beyond excellent. Right now there are 3 strings on it, but it comes with a brand new set, which I can put on if you prefer. This brand and model seems to be a step or two above the entry level as I see they are selling on Ebay for $85 to $125 used though most of those do have marks, scratches and assorted minor issues. This one has NONE that I can find. I do not play, but was able to get a nice sound out of the 3 strings (just checking that it makes a normal sound as I really know nothing about these other than what I read). This is not brand new, though the body is darn close in appearance as it is easily top 1 or 2 in condition of the 27 violins I have had + sold. The carry case has a good zipper (that I do check) + the carry strap and is free from rips or damage. It comes with rosin and a cleaning cloth so is ready to play with either the 1 string added or all 4 replaced (better). A 3/4 size is USUALLY for those aged 10 to 13 though it goes by arm length so it can vary. If your child has arms longer than 23 inches, the next size may be better (see below for measuring). THIS VIOLIN is on the longer side of a 3/4 so may be fine for a player a bit older.
Arm length of 20 to 22.5 inches is best. To accurately measure a player's arm, run a measuring tape from the left side of the player's neck where it meets the shoulder to palm of their outstretched left arm. (The arm must not be bent at the elbow and is at a right angle to the body. Palm faces up at the ceiling)There is a wide range in there as not all players are comfortable with their arms in the exact same position. There are various charts online for sizing guides and they do vary some.
Overall- 21.5" This is a bit above the usual longest length of a 3/4 so should last a bit longer as they grow.
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