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Kennedy Violins is everything you could hope for in an online store. Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and very eager to meet your needs. We were looking for a violin that had certain tonal qualities and were concerned about the looks as well. Travis understood what we were looking for and tried out several violins in order to find the one that most closely matched what we wanted. He also took pictures of the various violins and emailed them to us so that we could see what they looked like before they shipped. The results were a beautiful violin with a great sound. The case is also of very high quality, as are some additional accessories we ordered.
Both Travis and Rachel epitomize great customer service and, based on our experience, you can order your instrument with confidence from Kennedy Violins. They stand behind their merchandise and take extra pains to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.
The Gand violin itself is beautiful - both visually and audibly. The tone is smooth and consistent, resonance is very good, all seams and joints are tight, and the grain and finish are gorgeous. All components appear to be of very good quality. I don't see how you could go wrong with this violin at the beginner or intermediate levels. And of course, I recommend you buy it from Kennedy Violins. But don't take my word for it - go to their web site, review their policies and watch their videos! If you can't go to a music store in person, I think this is a really safe choice for you.
Overall Rating: 10
'2003 Gold Star GF 85 banjo' 10 hrs