Compare: Yamaha Standard Model AV5 vs. Mozart Violins Model 16 Violin

Yamaha Standard Model AV5 Mozart Violins Model 16 Violin
Price $988.99 (on Musician's Friend) $349 (on
5+ years aged spruce 3 years aged spruce
Bottom 5+ years aged maple (2-piece back) 3 years aged maple
Finish Oil varnish, hand-applied Oil varnish, hand-applied
Setup Professional adjustment to meet and exceed MENC standards Professional adjustment to meet and exceed MENC standards
Warranty Yamaha 5-year warranty covers any workmanship issues towards the instrument, bow and case Mozart Violins' free 6 month service plan
When we saw the price of the Yamaha, it completely blew our minds. How could a company charge so much for a violin? Given though, the Yamaha violin will sound better since the wood has been aged for more years but how could they charge 3 times as much? That’s insane!

So you’re probably thinking: Yamaha violins are probably a lot better than Mozart Violins violins cause they have been around longer. Truth is: there is no difference. Yamaha doesn’t have any violin making abilities that other manufactures don’t have. They just leveraged their brand to sell a product 3 times the price it should be sold for. Heck, they sell everything from snowmobiles, ATVs, boats, to musical instruments. Where’s their focus?