• Where can I buy a violin in Singapore?

    In Singapore, there are a few specialist musical instruments shop which specializes on bowed strings instruments including the violin, viola, cello and double bass. If you are looking to buy a violin in Singapore, look for one which has curated a wide range so you can try out the different violin and appreciate the difference. You should contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 for a violin selection session. You will be awed by the range and we will share with you a lot of information so you can make good decision on which violin to go for.

  • Should I buy a violin online or in person?

    Once in a while, a violin student comes to me with a violin acquired online. Sometimes, the violin bought online is not properly set up — some come with violin bridge which is not cut to the correct height and curvature, some arrive with the sound post inside the violin rolling around in the violin. Most students are disappointed with the tone quality of the violin purchased online. So my advice will be to go to a shop specializing in violin, to select your violin in person.

  • How much does a hand-crafted violin cost?

    The price range of hand-crafted violin can be very wide. As a start, you may budget between $500-$1000 for a hand-crafted violin. You should expose yourself to a wider range so as to appreciate why a violin costs more versus one which costs relatively less. We would love to guide you through the violin selection process. Contact Stradivari Strings to set up an appointment, at +65-98137769.

  • Does a violin get better with age?

    If you compare the tone quality of a violin which has been recently made versus a similar range violin which was hand crafted many years ago, the latter would sound better (in most cases). The reason is the older violin has been played in, or “seasoned”. That is why some violinists prefer playing on antique violin.

  • How do I choose my violin?

    Selecting your first violin may be a daunting experience. For a novice, it can be quite overwhelming and confusing. Contact a violin specialist such as Stradivari Strings. We have decades of experience curating a great range of violin, for all budgets. Call us at +65-98137769 to arrange an appointment.