Franz Sandner The Old Imitation No.1

Orchestra Violin

  • Size: 4/4
  • Stradivari model
  • Flamed maple back, sides and neck
  • Solid spruce top
  • Ebony fittings
  • Wittner tailpiece with fine tuners
  • Wittner chinrest
  • Thomastik Dominant strings
  • Spirit varnish
  • Old imitation
  • Made in Germany
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  • Baroque Dry
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  • Classical Dry
  • Classical Reverb
  • Romantic Dry
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Further Information

Incl. Bow No
case included No
Fretbboard Ebony
no tropical wood used No
Flamed Back Yes
Strings Thomastik Dominant
Fine tuners Yes
Fine Tuning Screw for E string No
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Great sound, materials and look.
A. Onsls , 15.07.2020
I was looking for an intermediate/advance violin without completely ruining myself (>10 years violin experience). I got in touch with Thomann custom support who recommended me this violin after a few questions. Very professional.

Sound: Powerful and warm. Exactly what I wanted.

Quality: Hand made in Germany / Fine materials - Just had to recenter the bridge a little. Pegs seems robust and stable so far.

Look: The Old Imitation is amazing. Truly well made. It is not printed but whole wood aspects that's been painted and it looks absolutely great. If you are not looking super close or aren't an expert, it is as if this was a 50+ years violin.

Price: For the price, I thought I really had exactly what I needed. I've been really happy about it.

The minus? The only minus would be that it doesn't come with a case or a bow for a 1000EUR violin. I would recommend Thomann to offer this service on such instrument. Also wish there were more information on the violin's maker on the website.

Conclusion: Highly recommend this model if you like warm and powerful sound + great antique looks. Great experience so far - Hopefully the quality of the parts will maintain for many years.
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