Stentor Conservatoire (1550) | Violin Review

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🇺🇸BELOW are violins on Amazon.com I recommend for USA🇺🇸
(UK🇬🇧 people scroll down).

MY TOP 2 VIOLINS FOR BEGINNERS TO START WITH.
YOU WON’T GO FAR WRONG WITH EITHER OF THESE:
1. Stentor II (1500): http://goo.gl/FCa2b
Stentor II (1500) violin review: http://bit.ly/2d8hadr
2. Cecilio CVN 300: http://goo.gl/viikfN
Cecilio CVN 300 video Review: http://bit.ly/2dp02Oo

REALLY GOOD BUT CHEAP STARTER VIOLINS:
Mendini MV 200: http://goo.gl/Uk08SA
Mendini MV 200 video Review: http://bit.ly/2dhTV2j
Mendini MV 300: http://goo.gl/ERfYhF
Mendini MV 300 video Review: http://bit.ly/2drtINu
Mendini MV 400: http://goo.gl/UhSn7f
Mendini MV 400 video Review: http://bit.ly/2cZ3EGL
Mendini MV 500: http://goo.gl/q6ZE3N
Mendini MV 500 video Review: http://bit.ly/2cPHGa9
Stentor 1 (1400): http://amzn.to/2hHXY4A
Stentor 1 (1400) video review: https://youtu.be/xFFC7Ni4rqg

SLIGHTLY BETTER VIOLINS FOR BEGINNERS:
Cecilio CVN 100: http://goo.gl/ZfH0Xv
Cecilio CVN 100 video Review: http://bit.ly/2csh6kc
Cecilio CVN 200: http://goo.gl/uDc4ZX
Cecilio CVN 200 video Review: http://bit.ly/2cYO9jL
Cecilio CVN 300: http://goo.gl/viikfN
Cecilio CVN 300 video Review: http://bit.ly/2dp02Oo
Stentor II (1500): http://goo.gl/FCa2b
Stentor II (1500) violin review: http://bit.ly/2d8hadr

FOR THE INTERMEDIATE PLAYER:
Cecilio CVN 400: http://goo.gl/MzM7Kh (this is discontinued now).
Cecilio CVN 500: http://goo.gl/K0f2tx
Cecilio CVN 500 video Review: http://bit.ly/2dhtZze
Stentor Graduate (1542): http://amzn.to/2hJClpp
Stentor Conservatoire (1550): http://amzn.to/2iBmuc1
Stentor Conservatoire (1550) video review: http://bit.ly/2hK4Lhn

FOR THE MORE ADVANCED PLAYER:
Cecilio CVN 600: http://goo.gl/gpt71v
Cecilio CVN 600 video Review: http://bit.ly/2dhsUaV
Cecilio CVN 700: http://goo.gl/c9OXpU
Cecilio CVN 700 video Review: http://bit.ly/2cUt78p
Cecilio CVN 800 – This one is excellent, but I can’t find a link.
Cecilio CVN 800 video Review: http://bit.ly/2cZ4qDN

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🇬🇧BELOW are violins on Amazon.co.uk I recommend for UK🇬🇧:

MY TOP VIOLIN FOR BEGINNERS TO START WITH IS:
Stentor II (1500): http://goo.gl/U4LCc
Stentor II (1500) violin review: http://bit.ly/2d8hadr

REALLY GOOD BUT CHEAP STARTER VIOLINS:
Forenza Prima: http://goo.gl/9DpLB9
Forenza Prima video review: https://youtu.be/CykG5J_3Sh8
Stentor 1 (1400): http://amzn.to/2iBil82
Stentor 1 (1400) video review: https://youtu.be/xFFC7Ni4rqg

SLIGHTLY BETTER VIOLINS FOR BEGINNERS:
Forenza Secondo: http://goo.gl/1jT6R0
Forenza Secondo video review: https://youtu.be/IKHmN7AUjtk
Stentor II (1500): http://goo.gl/U4LCc
Stentor II (1500) violin review: http://bit.ly/2d8hadr
Stentor Graduate (1542): http://amzn.to/2i2Uo5X

FOR THE INTERMEDIATE PLAYER:
Forenza Series 6 violin: http://goo.gl/Mg3gzj
Stentor Conservatoire (1550): http://amzn.to/2hHYJdZ
Stentor Conservatoire (1550) video review: http://bit.ly/2hK4Lhn

FOR THE MORE ADVANCED PLAYER:
Forenza Series 8 violin: http://goo.gl/qvzSIb
Forenza Series 8 video review: https://youtu.be/RdBgwayn1lI

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VIOLIN COMPARISON VIDEO REVIEWS:
Stentor I v’s Stentor II (1400 v’s 1500): http://bit.ly/2hIduxo
Mendini MV200 v’s Mendini MV300: http://bit.ly/2i33MXh
Cecilio CVN100 v’s CVN300: http://bit.ly/2iraclX
Cecilio CVN100 v’s CVN200: http://bit.ly/2ivV7gZ
Cecilio CVN400 v’s CVN500 Violin: http://bit.ly/2iBpsNG
Cecilio CVN600 v’s Cecilio CVN800: http://bit.ly/2iBx5DH
Cecilio CVN 600 v’s 700: http://bit.ly/2hIa2Ti
Cecilio CVN 700 v’s CVN 800: http://bit.ly/2j0EZaq

Comments

Andrew G says:

Should I get this or the Eastman westbury? Help me decide guys!

Marco P says:

Now there is the Conservatoire II.. what are the differences? Are they ok for a complete beginner instead of the Student 2?

The Lady Is a Band says:

Before buying my cheap STAGG, I was absolutely looking at the STENTORs in my JustMusic catalog. They already made a good impression, so now your opinion on it helps a lot. I have that big store here in Berlin and maybe I will try a STENTOR in a couple years. Right now I think my STAGG is okay, after also replacing its clumsy bow yesterday. That thing was so terrible, that I consider myself a beginner since yesterday evening. It was better than a crowbar, but still a monstrosity as I feel now. Considering the price for this STENTOR, its bow can’t be the real thing, as you kept recommending, or am I unjust in this point?

sukhwant banvait says:

hi Allison
for intermediate is d z stard 101 best or stentor 1550 nd also or hofner as160
m very confused…
thanks

Eugene Berg says:

Do you think this violin is suitable for an intermediate player or do you recommend something better. Like I’m looking at Karl Hofner, do you think that’s a good company for intermediate players? Thanks in advance!

tiaopiak says:

Have you or your student used Yamaha V3SKA beginner violins? Is yes, how is it?

violin lover says:

do you think this violin is better than the stentor graduate or worse

Stephen Mulder says:

Hello, Based on your reviews on the Stentor 2 and the 1550, I’d decided to purchase a Stentor violin. The 1550 was a bit out of my price range but my budget allowed me to purchase the 1542. I’m a complete beginner so it was blind faith that it would be a good choice. Still, I’m having a difficult time finding any feedback on the Stentor 1542 4/4. In terms of sound, how does it stand against the 1550.  Or is it more like the 1500? Thanks so much for your great reviews and tutorials!

Nikita 好子菜摘。 says:

Hai Allison, can you review about Carl Steinhoff Violin? Pleasee~

ST ST says:

Am I the only one who dislikes the varnish of the Stentor Conservatoire?

Jan Vlogs says:

Hi Allison, what kind of strings do you Recomended on this violin for a better sound ? Please exactly type strings information !

Jesus Montoya says:

Is Stentor 1550 or Cecilio CVN-600 better?? You’ve reviewed both. The Cecilio seems more professional, but it’s actually cheaper on Amazon and has worse user reviews :-/

Universeal13 says:

Hello!
Do you recommend this violin over the stentor 2?
Thank you!

myah cat says:

can you PLEASE do a tutorial on a Lindsey Stirling sogn, PPPPLLLLEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (i know i know… i need to CALM DOWN, i cant XD i love the song soooo much

Yvonne smith says:

hi Alison do you know what the length of the back is, my violin is 30.5 /6 which is quite long as I’ve seen 4/4 from 30.1cm which I want, I’m still looking + have no idea to what I want, only that its a upgrade to intermediate.+ that the length of the back in 30.1 -3 max.. I’m still looking + I cant decide. 🙁

Shamini Singh Sachdev says:

Which violin do you play? Sounds beautiful. Thanks

SheikyPets says:

Hey there 🙂 I am in love with violin and I’ve actually have some main characters in a little project that I’m writing that play the violin. During a part there’s a scene were 2 main characters are pretty much battling in a song that they created with their violins. I was wondering if a electric violin could be used with a acoustic battle in the case? The situation would be the electric would be representing “the bad guys” fighting “the good guys” that’d be on a acoustic violin. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thank you 🙂

Schubi Schuba says:

Hi Alison! I’m going to buy my first violin and I had in mind to buy the Stentor II (1500) – it seems to be nice and has a good price – but now I hesitate, I can afford both Stentor II (1500) and Stentor Conservatoire but was wondering if buying the Stentor Conservatoire instead of the other was worth it taking in account that the Stentor II is nice and cheaper and even though I can afford both the price gap between the two is quite large for me. I’m lost!

Rori Rants says:

Oof. Can’t decide. This or Mendini MV-500? So hard to tell just listening on YT, but I live over 100 miles from the nearest music store of any kind. :/

susan turner says:

hello. t.hank you for all you input. i have just purchased the stentor conservatoire II and i am looking for some pirastro strings for a warmer tone, could you please advise on which one would be best. thank you

Andres Alegria says:

Dear Alison, could you do a review of the Stentor Conservatoire II ? (the upgraded version of this violin) thanks! 🙂

Norse Dragonhunt says:

Sounds great!

Saira Khan says:

What comes with the violin

Adopted Child says:

Any reasons not to buy this for a beginner?

Aren Misker says:

I have a question. Uhm Just to be clear is the stentor II on amazon UK is the same as the other link?

cat missw says:

does it make a difference to the sound at all if a violins back is one or two piece?

Saira Khan says:

do you think it’s better than the stentor 1500

rahul rawat says:

Cecilio cvn 500 with good strings or this?

ohohzaximo says:

Do you also buy some ofyour violins at amazon…?
And can you please link me to where I can buy Stentor Conservertoire…I can’t find it in the description box…
Thanks a lot…!

Steven Corley says:

Stentor just doubled the price on the 1550. I’m out.

weizenspreu says:

I own the Stentor Conservatoire myself (it was my first acoustic violin) and I use it with Thomastik Dominant strings. In my opinion it has a nice tone when it comes to the lower notes (g-, d- and a-string), but has a nasty tone when played on the high e-string. It sounds as if the instrument isn’t up to the job of handling higher frequencies. I actually once restringed it to a 3/4 viola (low c-string) and it did cope much better with that one than with the high e-string. Maybe you can get a better sounding e-string when you’re willing to experiment with different e-strings (e.g. Pirastro).

I think this should be considered before purchasing the Stentor Conservatoire.

Edsel Matic says:

Mine arrived today; I must say, it’s a real beauty though I know nothing about violins. I am a complete beginner; because of Allison’s post, I chose this; I was eyeballing the Stentor II vs Stentor Conservatoire and decided to just jump into the Conservatoire and just cut off some unneeded things in my life. I am very excited.

I know this is an old post, but mine didn’t come that reddish. What I was sent was darker brown color. The inside label does state it’s a Stentor Conservatoire. The Stentor Conservatoire II wasn’t available in US’s Amazon site at all, so I chose this one, and I like it very much.

Regarding the tuning, I found as I brought each string up step by step (pegs to sharp, then flatten by fine tunners) starting from the A string first, all the other strings fell in-line a lot easier vs going for an A#, the D#, etc.. maybe it’s my guitarists approach, but I didn’t want to rattle the strings aggressively and cause one to break.

My rendition of “merry had a little lamb” on this day sounds very scratchy and will cause you to pull your hair out, but i’m looking forward to posting my rendition of “Old Torn Petticoat” on this outfit in 2 years =)

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