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Shopping For Your Next Violin

Posted by Joseph Chapman on Oct 4, 2012 2:02:00 PM

As an advancing player, you outgrow your starter violin at a certain point: your skill level is inhibited by the instrument you own (or rent) and the limitations of your instrument prevent full musical expression. So where do you begin your search? Ideally, you want to try out a few violins and see how the instrument responds to your playing style. However, due to high overhead costs local violin shops might not have a superior instrument within your budget, or a wide enough range of violins for you to try out. That's where SHAR can help. We have an In-Home Trial program that's easy to use and that allows you to try out a number of our instruments in your practice room at home. But to help you even further, we've also begun a recording and video project focused on some of our best-selling violins; hopefully, with our instrument demonstrations, you can get an introduction to these violins, especially their tone and projection, and perhaps even pick out a few you want to try. Enoy, and please do call our fine instrument consultants at 866.742.7270 if you have any questions!

Carlo Lamberti Sonata (for more info click here)

Carlo Lamberti Classic
(for more info click here)

Carlo Lamberti Master Series (for more info click here)

John Cheng Stradivari Model (for more info click here)

John Cheng "King Joseph" Guarneri del Gesu (for more info click here)

John Cheng Limited Edition (for more info click here


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Topics: Violin, John Cheng, Carlo Lamberti, In Home Trial

What's in a Name? Everything for SHAR's John Cheng Violins

Posted by Joe Chapman on Jan 25, 2012 9:48:00 AM

In this week's blog post, I quote from Romeo & Juliet and talk about the stink eye, Apple computers, and globalization. Then I share praise for our John Cheng line of violins from Strings Magazine. Intrigued? Read on.

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Topics: SHAR, Violin, John Cheng

Making a Violin Sound Great: An Interview with SHAR's Hans Anderson

Posted by Joe Chapman on Nov 15, 2011 9:29:00 AM

I sat down with SHAR Violin Shop Manager Hans Anderson on Friday, November 4th to talk about SHAR's new John Cheng line of violins. Hans and I met early that morning in one of the rehearsal rooms, which, with its hardwood floors and vaguely Victorian furnishings, seemed like a fitting place to talk about a new line of violins. Before talking about the John Cheng line, though, I first asked Hans to share a little about himself as a musician and his approach to selling instruments. I found our discussion so interesting that I decided to post the interview in two parts on our blog. In last week's post, Hans shared his thoughts about the relationship a player forms with an instrument. In this week's post, Hans and I talk about SHAR's new line of John Cheng violins and the range of responsiveness these violins open up for serious musicians on a budget.

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Topics: SHAR, Violin, John Cheng

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