6 Questions to Ask An Online Violin Shop Before Buying

  1. Are the violins set up and ready to play upon arrival?
  2. What’s the return policy? Some shops avoid this question, since they sell inferior instruments.
  3. Do they have any reviews from other customers about their instruments?
  4. What happens if the violin is broken upon arrival? Is there shipping insurance?
  5. What’s included in the purchase? Case, bow, rosin, shoulder rest, strings, and tuner?
  6. What kind of violin am I buying? Am I buying a violin made with laminated wood/plywood (which breaks after about three months of use) or a solid wood violin?
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