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Mikhail Vitacek Violin Outfit - Clearance

Retail Price:
$1,813.15
Your Price:
$999.99
Shipping:
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Other Details

Premium Bow Offer:
Pernambuco Giuliani Adv Bow
Strings:
D'Addario Prelude Strings
Bow:
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Case:
Classic
Rosin:
Kaplan Artcraft
Bridge:
Custom-Fit French Aubert
Fittings:
Highest-Grade Ebony
Finish:
Oil
Sound:
Clear, Resonant, and Rich
Shipping & Handling:
INCLUDED
Unique Features:
Highly Flamed Maple Back
Recommended Strings Upgrade:
Obligato

Product Description

Unparalleled Sound

The Mikhail Vitacek Violin is remarkably resonant with a strong voice. Its detailed, intricate construction includes the bass bar, sound post, and structural components placed with absolute precision within the soundbox for a flawless sound and amazing projection.

The attention to the interior graduations allows for warm and even vibrations to be channeled through the body of the instrument, projecting the sound outward with a clear voice. Its brilliant, singing acoustics include rich tones in the low range and pronounced treble frequencies in the upper range. We encourage you to listen to our sample videos to hear the clarity of sound produced by the Vitacek violin. It is a pleasure to play and will instill confidence in anyone performing on this violin.  To hear this violin played live, watch the following video

A Unique Finish

The beautiful hand-rubbed finish on the Mikhail Vitacek Violin is none other than classic. The deep, rich color of the varnish highlights both the grain of the Canadian Spruce top (aged for over ten years) and the gorgeous tiger flame. A darker finish around the ribs and authentic ebony purfling bring out its antique, timeless look. The sophisticated character of the violin is evident in both its sound and appearance.

Professional Fittings

The Mikhail Vitacek Violin comes with only the best ebony fittings: pegs, chinrest, tailpiece, and fingerboard. The pegs and tailpiece are accented with mother of pearl, with gold-brass accented brackets on the chinrest to match the rings around the inlaid Parisian eyes. The Vitacek is strung with steel-core D’Addario Prelude Strings and one fine tuner. Extra fine tuners can be installed by request at no extra cost.

As always, the Vitacek, like all Kennedy Violins instruments, come completely setup and inspected by a professional luthier on staff.

Outfit Features

The Mikhail Vitacek Violin Outfit includes the following:

  • Shipping: Instruments will ship within 1-2 business days. In-shop luthiers allow us to send some orders with same-day shipping.
  • Incredible value and price for the quality of craftsmanship!Availability in 4/4 (full size) only
  • Our fully mounted Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood Bow with                

                •  100% ebony frog and mother-of-pearl accents
                •  Real horse hair
                •  Silver winding

  • Kennedy Violins’ tailor-made Classic Violin Case, or upgrade to another case from our selection of professional, full-suspension cases.
  • Padded shoulder straps, spacious accessory compartments, and multiple bow holders included with the case
  • Professional steel-core D’Addario Prelude Strings
  • Professional Pirastro Rosin
  • A stunningly flamed maple back
  • Real Pernambuco Antonio Giuliani Advanced Violin Bow
  • Authentic, inlaid ebony purfling
  • Hand-crafted, high-grade French Aubert maple bridge custom fit to each violin
  • 100% high-grade ebony pegs, fingerboard, chinrest, and tailpiece with inlaid mother of pearl
  • One fine tuner (Extra fine tuners can be installed by request at no extra cost.)
  • Full backup set of wound-steel violin strings
  • Expert setup by a professional luthier
  • Kennedy Violins’ 45-day money-back guarantee. 
  • Coverage by our Lifetime Warranty
  • Great customer service by string players on staff. Just read our reviews!
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Product Reviews

  1. Depth of Mikhail Vitacek.~

    Posted by Tokitou on 1st Dec 2014

    Short Ver. Summary:

    -High Quality Violin
    -Sound Projective, Rich, and Resonate (Even better with Obligato String)
    -Guaranteed Satisfaction
    -Excellent Outfit for serious Violinist/Fiddler
    -Has its' own voice combining with your play style = unique

    Long Ver. Summary:

    I did noticed the image here is quite different than it is in person. I really thought the violin would looked antique brown blending with yellow, but it is actually maple red leaf colored. To be honest, I like the violin looks in person than it is on the website. The violin looks gives unique features to it as stated under description. The looks, to me, feels like one of those cursed instrument (not in a bad way). It's as if I hold the violin, I would be taken over and driven in madness to continuously play some sort of deep and dark tone during the silent night. I must say though, I cannot think of any other instrument that is great as Mikhail Vitacek for it's price value. When I took up violin, I started out with a VSO (Violin Shape Object). The VSO was crappy and, even though I could play the violin, the sounds wasn't projective and melodic as it came out as a chalk board being scratched by someones' long finger nail. When I was serious in studying violin, I bought a new violin from Kennedy Violin called Richard Bunnel G2 (the instrument that many people bought as a beginner or as practice lesson). Richard Bunnel G2 was indeed fantastic in every way. It was a violin that wasn't expensive, but also excel on balance and practice performance. However, after 3 years of studying, my hearing for violin (alone) became better, and I noticed how Richard Bunnel G2 becomes plain and didn't have a voice. In other word, Richard Bunnel G2 is a type of violin that is meant for practicing straight out of the book. Despite projecting good sounds with strings like D'Addario Prelude Strings, it wasn't good enough to play a unique tone. Of course, the violin isn't everything because the player must be as skilled as the crafted violin. I've seen skilled violinist/fiddler playing a crappy set-up VSO, and they created decent sound out of it, which I found it amazing. My point is, As much as it's about the player's ability, it also the instrument that could bring the player's potential, not just techniques alone. The reason why there are so many violins at certain price because it was meant for people to choose "their" kind of instrument to feel comfortable to play with. It's kind of like choosing an ideal partner in life.

    So, the reason why I chose Mikhail Vitacek is because I really like the naming sense for the violin instrument, that's really pretty much it. However, I'm glad I chose Vitacek as my third violin because I get the feeling that it will be played throughout my life without needing to switch to another violin.

    My recommendation: If anybody is having trouble choosing their violin, I understand the dilemma. I actually had to do some thorough research before I decided to buy the violin that I want. I did have a few mixed feeling for certain violin including the Vitacek, but I'm glad my worries was nothing. If you're looking for a dark, but warm feature of a violin, I recommend Mikhail Vitacek (with obligato strings). The dark tone for Vitacek is not like the one you hear often on Viola (just to let you know). The dark tone on Vitacek is actually more of a non-shrill tone (when obligato strings are placed). So, if you hate hearing the annoying high frequency sound on your E string, either I recommend simply changing the string or to another instrument if for some reason, you tried all E strings on your instrument, but still sound shrill, it's because your instrument is crafted to be brighter than other instrument. Usually, replacing the string should fix that problem, but there are rare cases that an instrument could cause the E string to sound shrill forever. If that's the case, this instrument is for you.

    Here is some background of me in case you're wondering about my review and whether if it's trustworthy:

    -I studied, at least, 3 years of violin (within 1 - 3 hours a day [not a lot, I know])
    -I self-studied due to financial situation
    -I'm a fiddler, not a violinist because I don't face music straightforward like out of the book
    -I use three fingers on fingerboard instead of four due to pinky being incapacitated.
    -Despite studying three years, I see myself as a beginner.
    -I started studying violin at mid age 17.
    -Although my style of violin is general balance, I often use Tenuto and Marcatom, and I tend to play more of a tempo of moderato and Andante due to my incapability to play fast passages.
    -My aim for music is (Japanese) folk music.


  2. Deeper than your thoughts, Mikhail Vitacek Violin.~

    Posted by Tokitou on 29th Nov 2014

    Short Ver. Summary:

    -High Quality Violin
    -Sound Projective, Rich, and Resonate (Even better with Obligato String)
    -Guaranteed Satisfaction
    -Excellent Outfit for serious Violinist/Fiddler
    -Has its' own voice combining with your play style = unique

    Long Ver. Summary:

    I did noticed the image here is quite different than it is in person. I really thought the violin would looked antique brown blending with yellow, but it is actually maple red leaf colored. To be honest, I like the violin looks in person than it is on the website. The violin looks gives unique features to it as stated under description. The looks, to me, feels like one of those cursed instrument (not in a bad way). It's as if I hold the violin, I would be taken over and driven in madness to continuously play some sort of deep and dark tone during the silent night. I must say though, I cannot think of any other instrument that is great as Mikhail Vitacek for it's price value. When I took up violin, I started out with a VSO (Violin Shape Object). The VSO was crappy and, even though I could play the violin, the sounds wasn't projective and melodic as it came out as a chalk board being scratched by someones' long finger nail. When I was serious in studying violin, I bought a new violin from Kennedy Violin called Richard Bunnel G2 (the instrument that many people bought as a beginner or as practice lesson). Richard Bunnel G2 was indeed fantastic in every way. It was a violin that wasn't expensive, but also excel on balance and practice performance. However, after 3 years of studying, my hearing for violin (alone) became better, and I noticed how Richard Bunnel G2 becomes plain and didn't have a voice. In other word, Richard Bunnel G2 is a type of violin that is meant for practicing straight out of the book. Despite projecting good sounds with strings like D'Addario Prelude Strings, it wasn't good enough to play a unique tone. Of course, the violin isn't everything because the player must be as skilled as the crafted violin. I've seen skilled violinist/fiddler playing a crappy set-up VSO, and they created decent sound out of it, which I found it amazing. My point is, As much as it's about the player's ability, it also the instrument that could bring the player's potential, not just techniques alone. The reason why there are so many violins at certain price because it was meant for people to choose "their" kind of instrument to feel comfortable to play with. It's kind of like choosing an ideal partner in life.

    So, the reason why I chose Mikhail Vitacek is because I really like the naming sense for the violin instrument, that's really pretty much it. However, I'm glad I chose Vitacek as my third violin because I get the feeling that it will be played throughout my life without needing to switch to another violin.

    My recommendation: If anybody is having trouble choosing their violin, I understand the dilemma. I actually had to do some thorough research before I decided to buy the violin that I want. I did have a few mixed feeling for certain violin including the Vitacek, but I'm glad my worries was nothing. If you're looking for a dark, but warm feature of a violin, I recommend Mikhail Vitacek (with obligato strings). The dark tone for Vitacek is not like the one you hear often on Viola (just to let you know). The dark tone on Vitacek is actually more of a non-shrill tone (when obligato strings are placed). So, if you hate hearing the annoying high frequency sound on your E string, either I recommend simply changing the string or to another instrument if for some reason, you tried all E strings on your instrument, but still sound shrill, it's because your instrument is crafted to be brighter than other instrument. Usually, replacing the string should fix that problem, but there are rare cases that an instrument could cause the E string to sound shrill forever. If that's the case, this instrument is for you.

    Here is some background of me in case you're wondering about my review and whether if it's trustworthy:

    -I studied, at least, 3 years of violin (within 1 - 3 hours a day [not a lot, I know])
    -I self-studied due to financial situation
    -I'm a fiddler, not a violinist because I don't face music straightforward like out of the book
    -I use three fingers on fingerboard instead of four due to pinky being incapacitated.
    -Despite studying three years, I see myself as a beginner.
    -I started studying violin at mid age 17.
    -Although my style of violin is general balance, I often use Tenuto and Marcatom, and I tend to play more of a tempo of moderato and Andante due to my incapability to play fast passages.
    -My aim for music is (Japanese) folk music.


  3. Gorgeous Violin and Great Value

    Posted by Sam on 2nd Oct 2014

    Being happy with the Richard Bunnel G1 outfit I bought a couple of years ago, I recently purchased from Kennedyviolins again and bought a Vitacek. This time I contacted the customer service to help me find the kind of violin I was looking for. The customer service responded to my request very promptly, and Travis put in lots of time and efforts to find the right violin for me. The Vitacek I received is a beautiful piece of art with stunning tiger flame on its back. Not only does it look fabulous, but it also produces gorgeous sounds. I can feel the pride that was put into making it by the maker and luthier. The violin is of high value with its very high quality and reasonable price. Thank you, Travis! Kennedyviolins’s customer service is prompt, professional, honest, and top-notch!


  4. My Daughter loves this Violin

    Posted by Charlie on 22nd Jul 2014

    My Daughter has been playing Violin for 4 years now and using a school rental, I looked around local and on the internet and found Kennedy Violins. I found that they have a in home trial so we ordered two from them and two from another company, hands down Kennedy Violins sent two outfits far above the other at the same price. My Daughter tried all four without knowing how much they were and where they came from. she said this is by far the best of the four. So we purchased the Mikhail Vitacek Violin Outfit, even I can tell that this Violin sounds great and she is playing with passion.

    Thank You Kennedy Violins!
    The Nethaways
    Rockwall Texas


  5. beautiful

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd May 2013

    This violin is beautifully made. The colour is kind of different from the picture but it is just stunning when we opened the case. My daughter and I both like it. We like the sound too. Although my daughter's teacher want her to have a master violin. But I don't see the must yet. With this price I have nothing to complain.


  6. Amazing Sound and Perty

    Posted by Andrew Wright on 19th Mar 2013

    The sound of this violin is verry verry nice. My daughters orchestra teacher loves/adores it. The Eco-Friendly case is verry good to.It portects, looks good and has hooks for the violin/case to go on your back. The violin is quite great. The sound is verry rich and loud in the great sourta way for a violin. The wood that makes up the violin is verry high quality and looks great. A


  7. Classy!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2012

    The violin and all the accessories I got with it are all very nice and classy looking. The violin itself sounds great, and the bow and shoulder rest are good for anyone looking to upgrade from a cheaper student violin. The case I chose also reflects the classiness of the violin outfit, and I like it very much. This is a good value!


  8. Amazing Violin

    Posted by John Li on 17th Nov 2012

    I at first bought the Mikhail Vitacek using the in-home trail option to test it out and see if it meets my needs. I'm a beginner but have been progressing very quickly and wanted to find a violin that would stay with me until I become very advanced. I'm will say with 100% confidence that this violin is amazing for its price. The violin arrived in a beautiful eco case (I actually had 2 violins for an in-home and I struggled trying to pick which eco case to pick!). The included bow that I received was well balanced and played well. Even my teacher praised it for how low of a price for its ease of control. The Vitacek violin has a very central warm tone on all strings. The lower register is warm and the higher register is brilliant. I had Obligato strings on it and it was strong and warm. I would recommend this Vitacek violin to anyone looking for an affordable advanced violin at a very high quality. The Vitacek is also very beautiful to look at with its hand rubbed varnish and highly flamed one piece back. Kennedy's customer service is also outstanding. They were quick and very friendly. I even received candies with my violin :P Now I can be a proud owner of the Vitacek violin and it will take me through my journey in violin learning. Thank you Kennedy!


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.