Piacenza Violin Finetune Outfit 4/4Read our product reviews
Product Code: W3191
Guide Price: £389.00
Piacenza Violin ‘Finetune’ Outfit 4/4
Stepping through the mid-level grades has never been easier.
“ The hand-carved Piacenza instruments are designed and built with care and attention and are ideal for taking players into more advanced musical territory, making more complex pieces and techniques achievable. This particular ‘Finetune’ model has the added benefit of Wittner’s incredible, internally geared, FineTune pegs, so maintaining accurate tuning will be an absolute breeze.”
**Hidersine's 'Ready to Play' Promise**
Your new Hidersine instrument will have already been inspected and setup ‘ready to play’ in our UK service workshops. This means that you can buy with confidence, take your new instrument along to your lesson and be ready to go from the off.
Don't forget to choose the correct size of instrument.
The Hidersine Piacenza Violin is available in Full size and 3/4 size.
This model is a 4/4 (Full Size) Size, so will be suitable for most teenagers and adults, but we strongly recommend you speak to your local music store or your music teacher to ensure you, your child or your student are measured for the correct size.
Special Features of the Hidersine Piacenza ‘FineTune’ outfit:
Tuning has never been easier:
Wittner’s Finetune pegs are a genuine revelation for player of all standards, with even seasoned professionals choosing to fit them to the very finest instruments. But these discreet, internally geared pegs make life so much simpler for students too!
Traditionally, most bowed instruments are tuned using wooden pegs, which are ‘wedged’ into the wooden holes of the pegbox at the top of the instrument, with simple friction keeping them in place. When the strings needed to be tuned therefore, for the pegs to turn, they would have to be loosened, turned and then pushed back in. This process can take a little force and isn’t the easiest or most accurate for inexperienced hands. Plus, over time the pegs can slip – therefore losing their pitch – or stick – making them hard to turn and tune.
Any teacher, student or professional will tell you the amount of time that can be wasted getting their instrument into tune, at pitch, and having it stay there!
The clever, German-engineering employed in Wittner’s Finetune pegs allows the student or professional to turn the internally geared peg in a controlled way, without the main shaft of the peg ever losing contact with the pegbox. This means you can make tiny, incremental increases or decreases in pitch - just like tuning a guitar. Getting your instrument in tune, and keeping it there has literally never been easier…. So now your precious time can be spent on learning and playing – not tuning.. and re-tuning.
· Finetune Pegs look like traditional pegs on the outside. All the clever stuff is hidden inside.
· Finetune Pegs will save hours of wasted lesson time for students and teachers.
· Finetune Pegs are fitted as standard to Hidersine ‘Academy’ and ‘Finetune’ instruments.
· Finetune Pegs are also chosen by seasoned professional players. They’re even fitted to virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn’s ‘c1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius’! How’s that for a vote of confidence?
Finetune pegs are also available to buy separately for Violin, Viola and Cello.
Setup in the UK and ready to go:
Your new Hidersine instrument will have already been inspected and setup ‘ready to play’ in our UK service workshops. This means that you can buy with confidence, take your new instrument along to your lesson and be ready to go from the off. .
Your Hidersine Piacenza violin, viola or cello is supplied as an outfit, which is to say it is complete with what you need to get started. The Violin is supplied in an oblong, shockproof case with internal accessory compartments and an outer music pocket.
Most importantly, your Piacenza outfit includes a Half-Mounted Brazilwood bow, without which no sound is possible. Just tighten the hair, apply a little of the included Hidersine rosin, and the bow is ready to play… as you will be too.
Looks and sounds more beautiful throughout its life:
Hidersine Piacenza instruments feature a hand-carved solid spruce top – or sound-table. This is important because your instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result. Plus, as the wood ages and the solid tonewood top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even more naturally, and the sound will improve further.
Hidersine Piacenza instruments not only have a solid top, but they also have a stunning solid, flamed Maple ribs and backs too. These highly figured, solid tonewood sections further enhance the instrument’s natural tone. The top produces the instrument’s primary voice, and the back and sides add the character.
(The term ‘Flamed’ refers to the figuring of the Maple grain, which looks like flames striking across the wood. Maple with a natural ‘flame’ is highly prized, with the most intricate and stunning natural grain patterns demanding very high prices throughout the world of musical instruments.)
Each instrument created by skilled hands:
It’s important to understand the hand-carved element of the Piacenza’s construction. Although most musical instruments have a fair amount of human input in their building process, unsurprisingly instruments created for the entry-level tend to have much higher levels of machine-made elements. While this makes the process efficient, it can take away from the individual ‘soul’ of each instrument. Each mark from the luthier’s carving tools are there for a specific reason. The amount of time taken to carve the arched tops and back of a violin is integral to their structure – lightness and strength - and the resulting tone. Luthiers have been passing their learned skill down the generations for centuries, and in the case of Hidersine Piacenza instruments, the skilled hand-carving techniques can begin to be truly appreciated.
Ebony - Feels great, plays great:
Hidersine Piacenza Finetune violins benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard and chin rest. This prized hardwood has traditionally been used for hundreds of years due to its truly long-lasting properties. Unlike dark-stained or ‘ebonized’ softwoods often used on inferior instruments, genuine Ebony will not mark, pit or wear out under lengthy playing periods. Ebony should remain structurally sound for a very long time, and it will also feel smooth on the fingers and chin, helping make the playing experience more pleasant all round.
A Premium Bow Upgrade:
The bow is one of the most important upgrades you can make to any bowed instrument setup. The upgraded bow included with your Hidersine Piacenza Violin, Viola or Cello will help you to produce an enriched tone, plus it offers a premium touch in the form of a genuine Ebony ‘Frog’.
Oblong Styrofoam Case with accessory compartment and music pocket
Brazilwood, Half-mounted bow with Ebony Frog
Hidersine Rosin block
Hand-Carved, Solid Straight-grained Spruce top; Hand-Carved, Solid Flamed Maple Back, Ribs, Neck and Scroll; Wittner Fine-Tune pegs, Ebony Fingerboard and Chin Rest; Seasoned Maple Bridge; Ebony Tailpiece with E Tuner; Hidersine Synthetic Core Strings.
Please Note: Prices shown are only a guide, any prices found online or in stores may vary. Many products can receive specialist treatments, setups and additional fitment upgrades from specialist stores, and these may be reflected in the store’s own price.
|Back, Neck & Ribs||Figured, Flamed Solid Maple|
|Bow||Half Mounted Wood with Ebony Frog|
|Case Type||Shockproof rectangular shaped case with detachable straps.|
|Peg Type||Finetune Pegs|
|Table||Hand Carved Straight Grained Solid Spruce|
|Tailpiece||Ebony with Gilt Adjusters|
|Tuners||4 Integral Fine Tuners|
"Good relation quality-price. "
"Looks beautiful, sounds good."
"purchased as a gift but product has come highly recommended. "
"Very nice :)"
"It sounds full and warm. It is very comfortable to hold and easy to tune."
" Really like it, has good tone and weight"
"Looks beautiful, my daughter has only just used it "
"Very good. Great sound and well made."
"I was careful when tuning my new violin as I have not used the Wittner geared pegs before. On first playing, I was very impressed with the warm tone of the instrument and was reluctant to stop!! Unfortunately, despite being very gentle with the peg, my D string snapped at the winding end after half an hour or so ... I remain very pleased with my purchase and look forward to practising every day."