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  • Grade 1 brazilwood bow with faux lizard grip.

Anton Gerard Violin Outfit

Retail Price:
$1,534.00
Your Price:
$1,039.37
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Other Details

Strings:
D'Addario Prelude Strings
Bow:
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Case:
Classic
Rosin:
Pirastro Rosin
Bridge:
French Aubert Bridge
Wood type:
Premium Maple & Spruce
Fittings:
100% Ebony, Chinrest with Brass Brackets
Finish:
Dark Brown Oil Finish
Sound:
Rich, Dark, and Projective
Shipping & Handling:
INCLUDED

Product Videos

Anton Gerard Violin Outfit (12:37)
http://www.kennedyviolins.com/violins/anton-gerard-violin-outfit/The one-piece back Anton Gerard Violin is one of the most visually stunning from our line of fine instruments for intermediate and advanced violinists. Anton Gerard Violins offer a gorgeous, dark tone with amazing projection. Hear the rich and full sound of this instrument in our live performance video.

Product Description

The Anton Gerard Violin is one of the most visually stunning from our line of fine instruments for intermediate and advanced violinists. Anton Gerard Violins offer a gorgeous, dark tone with amazing projection. Hear this violin live in these performance videos.

Detailed Setup & Bridge Work

Complimentary setup of the Anton Gerard Violin by our professional luthier staff is done with utmost precision for comfortable playability and responsiveness. The Gerard is fit with our highest-grade French Aubert bridge, made with fine European maple. The bridge is hand-carved with precision to fit flush with the face of the instrument and with accurate top curvature, creating correct string height above the fingerboard. The quality of wood, shape, and fit of the bridge allows performers to easily manipulate even the smallest tone color.

Professional fittings include

  • Professional grade composite tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners or 4 independent style fine tuners on an ebony tailpiece with Parisian eye accent
  • Steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings
  • 100% high-grade ebony pegs, fingerboard and tailpiece
  • Gold-toned brass chinrest brackets

Outfit Features

The complete violin outfit includes the following:

  • Shipping within 2 business days. In-shop luthiers allow same-day shipping on some orders
  • Availability in 4/4 (full-size)
  • Your choice of a full-suspension Classic Violin Case or optional case upgrade
  • Gold-toned decorative mother-of-pearl eyes on the fittings (including tailpiece, pegs, and end button)
  • Sturdy professional case including straps, storage compartments for shoulder rests and rosin, multiple bow-holders, a hygrometer, protective blanket, exterior music pocket, and more!
  • Our Fully mounted Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood Bow
  • Professional Pirastro Rosin
  • Professional steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings
  • A full set of wound-steel backup strings
  • FREE expert setup by our professional luthier staff
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Hand-crafted French Aubert maple bridge
  • 100% high-grade ebony pegs, fingerboard, chinrest, and tailpiece
  • Kennedy Violins’ 45-day money-back guarantee. 
  • Coverage by our Lifetime Warranty
  • Excellent customer service by string players on staff. Read our satisfied customer comments
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Product Reviews

  1. Resonant, balanced sound with great projection

    Posted by Kristina S. on 10th Mar 2014

    I looked at several violins from Kennedy and stores in my neighborhood when it came time to invest in a full-size instrument for my 8th grade son, who is an advancing student. We also had his violin teacher try out various violins with him. Whereas several of the other new or used violins we played had either a tinny or buzzy string or two, or didn't project equally from all four strings, the Gerard stood out with its resonant, balanced projection. It just has great sound! My son is thrilled with his new Gerard violin. It's an instrument that will grow with him. I'm glad we made the investment in the Gerard quality.


  2. Professional Workmanship & Powerful Sound

    Posted by Tom on 24th Mar 2013

    If you are considering a new violin for an aspiring student to professional, I can tell you that the Anton Gerard is a superior investment. We had a group of students & professionals play on the instrument just after it arrived and what a treat! The sound is large and balanced.


  3. Beautiful and deep, good step up for an adult student

    Posted by MJH on 23rd Mar 2013

    I debated for a while which violin to get. There aren't any good shops near me and I was warned by my private tutor not to order online or buy a new violin. It's been a couple of months now and I've also got a much more expensive used violin to compare it to.

    First impressions were a bit mixed. It is strikingly beautiful to look at although there was some sloppiness in the finish that is pretty obvious from some distance away. At some point I am going to have to pay someone to finish varnishing the areas that were simply skipped over in their rush to finish it. For a violin in this price range, it seems like they should really pay more attention to detail with the finishing.

    My tutor, who has been playing professionally for many years also noticed that the fingerboard is a bit shorter and wider than the traditional shape although I have to say that I can't tell the difference.

    The sound is really what makes the biggest difference here. I got started with Cello before moving over to violin and I really wanted an instrument that would give me that deep, dark, mournful bellow on the G String. This instrument really delivers there, in fact that was my main criteria in choosing this particular model. I'm currently playing with Zyex strings, but I'm planning to switch over to Obligatos to try and maximize this.

    In comparison to my more expensive violin, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. My other one is brighter and more resonant but costs more than twice what this one did. It is certainly not twice the violin. The Gerard can hold its own with a more expensive violin when setup and played properly. I'm mostly using my other one for pieces that require good tone throughout the spectrum and I'm going to use my Gerard for the darker pieces I really love.

    Overall, it is not a perfect outfit but I suspect I'll be happy playing it for many, many years to come.

    I'm an adult student with about a year of daily practice and a private tutor. I think this is a good step option and Kennedy has been helpful when I called them up for advice. Next step is to upgrade to a nicer bow...


  4. Great first instrument

    Posted by Dave Kennedy on 30th Jan 2012

    My Anton Gerard is almost 2 uyears old..made 4/4/10 and it has gotten better and better in sound and performance.....I started out wiht a NX Coda Bow and have been VERY pleased with the sound and the response of both the bow and the violin....I use Zyex strings on my Anto G. and it Very rarely needs to be tuned...it holds forever....envn in the winter!!
    This is a beautiful violin that is equal to a Snow $1400+ violin......
    You can't go wrong with it.....
    Dave K
    London Ohio


Warranty Information

Kennedy Violins Inc. warrants its instruments to be free of defect in material and construction for the lifetime of the product. Cases are warranted to be free of defect in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Please see our Warranty page for limitations and restrictions to this warranty. Kennedy Violins Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace any item found to have been defective in materials or manufacture under the terms stated here. Kennedy Violins Inc. shall be the sole arbiter of eligibility for warranty repair or replacement. Kennedy Violins Inc. liability is limited to repair or replacement of defective items.