Piacenza Violin Outfit 4/4Read our product reviews
Product Code: 3191
Guide Price: £282.00
Piacenza Violin Outfit 4/4
Perfect for stepping through the mid-level grades
“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.”
**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.
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 violins and violas both benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard, pegs 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. This is essential in areas such as the pegs, which are under a lot of tension from the strings. The shaft of each peg needs to be retain its integrity, and using Ebony is one of the best ways to ensure this. 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; Ebony Fingerboard, Pegs and Chin Rest; Seasoned Maple Bridge; Light Alloy Tailpiece with Gilt Adjusters; 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.|
|Table||Hand Carved Straight Grained Solid Spruce|
|Tailpiece||Light Alloy with Gilt Adjusters|
|Tuners||4 Integral Fine Tuners|
"Very good. Light weight. Good sound"
"Both the case and the violin look lovely - we haven't tried it yet though as it is for my daughter's birthday in a few weeks. "
"It's beautifully constructed. It has a fantastic tone and it's a joy to look at and play. It feels like a good quality and hardwearing instrument that willlast me a long time. "
"Looks beautiful and sounds great, I've only been playing a few months on a cheap violin but this is in a different league."
"Great instrument and sounds good"
"I love it! It feels and looks lovely, has a more mellow sound than my previous violin, even the case is well thought out with a place for everything so it isn't necessary to carry extra bits separately. "
"Lightweight. Nice Tone. Good component parts, well shaped."
"Looks great sounds great comfortable to play"
"Lovely instrument, first acoustic violin purchased and hoping for it to see me through the trials and tribulation's of the newcomer vionisist. So far so good but it''s early days!"
"My daughter is very pleased with her new violin. "
"Lovely loud clear sound"
"I think it is really good"
"Superb build quality coupled with amazing sound. Excellent value for money."
"I played the violin since I was 4 yrs old for a number of years and reached a very high standard, playing in orchestras in first violins but gave up over twenty years ago. I found that picking up your violin and playing for the first time in so long to be a wonderful experience as it was comfortable and easy to play. "
"It has a lovely,big,round sound and beautiful wood design. "
"My son says, that the violin outfit is wonderful. He loves the good sound. I think it was a good purchase!"
" I was very surprised when I opened the suitcase. The violin is even more beautiful than on the shop photos. The workmanship is fine. There are a few scratches, probably due to the transport. I also use a bow from Codabow, Pegs and Tailpiece from Wittner and strings from Thomastik Peter Infeld. It's a very good setup and I love to play with the violin."
"Brilliant! String broke after few minutes but im sure it was my fault!"
"Nice sound. Look's good. We like this new our instrument"
"Very nicely made in a beautiful light weight protective case. This is my daughter's first violin so some instruments on using the rosin etc would have helped. We had to go on You tube to find out how to get the right sound from the violin."
"Bought for my son, recently started playing violin. Looks and sounds brilliant in the right hands!"
"I love my new violin and I am using it to take my grade 3 soon."
"I am an adult beginner. This instrument was the violin I chose in store from a selection of five. The tone is wonderful and extremely comfortable to play. "
"We were disappointed that the string broke when trying to tune it after getting it home."