Top Solid carved spruce • Back and Sides Solid carved maple • Neck and Scroll Maple
Graduation Yes • Finish Nitrocellulose lacquer • Fingerboard Ebony
Purfling Inlaid purfling • Nut/Saddle Ebony • Shape Stradivari
Country of Origin China • Pegs/Machine Heads Ebony • Strings Steelcore
Bridge Maple • Tailpiece Composite with four built-in tuners
String Adjusters Composite with four built-in tuners • Adjustment TCM Repairs
Cover/Case Deluxe SLM Gear shaped case with cover • Bow Wood with horsehair
Tips For Buying A Violin or Viola
Find the right size.
Finding the correct size instrument is key. Too small, and the instrument is difficult to play; too large, and you can cause strain on growing muscles & tendons. Your school orchestra director is the primary expert here. They will measure your student to find the correct size for their arm length. Town Center Music can also size your student - just be sure to bring them in with you when it's time to purchase.
Find a reputable seller.
For all the conveniences the internet has given us, it's brought it's fair share of troubles. You may be led to believe you're looking at a high quality violin or viola at an unbelievable cost, but too often, it ends up being just that: unbelievable. Technology has come a long way, but the principle of "you get what you pay for" is alive & well, especially when it comes to instruments. Our repair shop has seen all manner of low quality instruments bought online, leading to disappointed students & frustrated parents. Find a retail shop where you can put your hands on & inspect the instrument to make sure you don't get burned by unscrupulous internet sellers - one with an on-site repair shop & a return policy. Town Center Music is here, ready to show you the perfect instrument for your budding musician.
Find a reputable brand name.
Knilling has been building orchestral instruments since 1922. It's a nationwide brand, known & recognized for value & quality. No matter where your child is playing, you can be sure the Knilling name will welcomed. Town Center Music has trusted Knilling from our very beginning to provide high quality instruments for our student customers.
Find some peace of mind.
Return policy, Guaranteed Buyback Program, on-site repairs, quality instruments & accessories - Town Center Music has everything you need to give your student musician the very best beginning to their musical journey. Email, call, or come in today to get started!