anyone hear anything about C. Ševčík violins? 20:52 on Tuesday, April 13, 2004
i went to a music shop yesterday and walked out and bought a 600 usd violin
i was thinking about getting a gliga violin in there but the shop didn`t carry any. my parents didn`t wanna go to another shop so we just bought the violin the guy showed us.
i looked inside and the label says: C. Ševčík Handmade Master Violins. it says its a copy of strad. on the label it also has im guessing the serial/model # by pen. one says (S-II) and another says V1C081603. im not sure about the first 1 (it could be an I) or the first zero (could be an o). besides that, thats all the violin has written on it.
so now im wondering if anybody has heard anything about these violins? the person who sold the violin says he personally thinks its a great violin but than again. so i would appreciate outside opinions. i guess its mainly cuz of the price i really didn`t want my mom to spend so much money and i would have been happy with an intermediate or student gliga if they had that in the store instead.
Re: anyone hear anything about C. Ševčík violins? 22:11 on Wednesday, April 14, 2004
really? i remember the guying speaking to my parents as i was messing around that the violin was from europe but not from germany thats why the violin was priced lower than a similar german model and whatnot.
i guess its okay it has a really nice flamed back which is nice.
Re: anyone hear anything about C. Ševčík violins? 02:49 on Thursday, April 15, 2004
Well if he said it was from Europe then it probably is, either Romanian or Czech. It`s a trade name which is why i assumed it was Chinese. It`s going to be next to impossible to find out much more about it really.
Re: anyone hear anything about C. Ševčík violins? 05:16 on Saturday, April 17, 2004
Tony, you have missed the point.
Chinese violins are sent from China with no labels. I know that because we import them ourselves. The only circumstances under which most Chinese violins are labelled is if the importer sends his own label to be stuck in the violins.
So, we import violins and we are currently negotiating with our supplier to have the trade name "Elida" put into the violins. The Soundpost, a UK wholesaler, imports solely from China and has labels stuck in with names like "Westbury" which is a town near where they are based. Stentor, the biggest UK importer, has all their violins labelled "Stentor". Some Chinese violins are branded with names like "Italian Engneering". The label means absolutely nothing unless it is very specific, specific enough to tell you the country of origin.
Since a major selling point for any violin would be that it is made somewhere other than China, if the violin was made anywhere other than China it would say so loud and clear on the label, some examples "Andreas Zeller, Romania" "Otto Jos. Klier Bubenreuth Germany" and so on. If it doesn`t say where it was made, and it`s a modern violin (say made within the last 40 years or so) then it`s 99.9% certain that it was made in China.
Re: anyone hear anything about C. Ševčík violins? 10:10 on Saturday, April 17, 2004
i am ayounge violinist and after 3 years of lessons still rent a violin for $150 a year. it is a good violin but y r u buying the cheapest 1? My parents are going 2 be buying me a violin and my teacher who is a profesional violinist said that a good violin`s prices start at 5 grand. so if you bought a $600 violin i would be concerned. dont settle. and next time you go and buy an instument (which should be an investment) do a little reaserch, shop around, find out wt brands are worth there price. didnt your teacher tell you anything like that? well if you r still having fun playing than good 4 u.