4 Questions to Ask a Local Music Shop Before Buying

  1. Are the violins set up and ready to play? If not, is there an extra cost for setting up the violin?
  2. What’s the return policy? Restocking fee?
  3. Total cost of the violin including accessories (ex. extra set of strings)? This is a must, since some shops charge over $50 for an extra set of strings.
  4. Tip: if you’re looking for a beginner violin, do NOT pay over $300. Some shops charge over $400 for a starting instrument so be careful.
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