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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 the rich and full sound of this instrument in our live performance video.
Complimentary setup of the Anton Gerard Violin by our professional luthier staff is done with utmost precision for extremely comfortable playability and responsiveness. The Gerard is fit with our highest-grade Aubert bridge, made in France with fine European maple. The bridge is hand-carved with precision to fit flush with the face of the instrument with accurate curvature for correct and comfortable action (the 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.
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The fine qualities of the elegant Anton Gerard violin are sure to please even the most discriminating performers looking for a magnificent instrument at an unbeatable price. The complete violin outfit includes the following:
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.
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...
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.....