Due to the gradual improvement of living standards, more and more people are learning the violin. When everyone buys a violin, they find that the price of the violin is very high, and the price gap between different violins is relatively large.
The violin materials on the market mainly include plywood, pressure plate, semi-handmade low-grade, semi-handmade high-grade, hand-made low-grade, and hand-made high-grade violins, and the prices of different materials are also different.
1. A plywood violin
The top, back and sides are violins made of plywood, and the fittings are usually plastic or other common woods, stained to achieve imitation ebony.
The price of this type of violin is generally around 100~200 yuan. Most of the plywood violins are mechanical craftsmanship, not inlaid, but scribed. This kind of violin is generally used for restaurant and hotel display, and can also be used as a children's toy.
2. Platen violin
The violin made of maple is used for the top and back, and the maple is used for the side. The raw materials of the back and top are usually dried in a drying room, and the accessories are generally made of jujube wood, or the general wood is stained to achieve imitation ebony.
The price of this kind of violin is generally around 200~350 yuan. Most of the process of pressing the fiddle instrument is done mechanically, and the radian of the front panel and the back panel are pressed by high temperature. This kind of violin is generally used for decoration, or for children to learn to play.
3. Semi-handmade violin (low-grade)
The panel is spruce wood, the back panel and side panel are violins made of maple (generally the back panel and side panel are maple without tiger pattern), the raw materials of the back panel and panel are generally air-dried for 1 to 3 years, and the accessories are generally Date wood or ebony.
Most of the craftsmanship of this violin is done by machinery, such as mechanical planing, mechanical engraving of the piano head, sanding and polishing, etc. The assembly, inlay and other craftsmanship are manual craftsmanship.
The price of this kind of violin is generally around 350~450 yuan, the tone is not particularly bad, and the workmanship is average. This kind of violin can be used as a beginner to practice for a period of time. If the level is improved, you can change a little violin.
4. Semi-handmade violin (high-end)
The front panel and back panel are made of spruce wood, and the side panel is made of maple violin (generally, the back panel and side panel are maple wood without tiger pattern or less tiger pattern), and the raw materials of back panel and front panel are generally air-dried for 3~ 8 years, the accessories generally use ebony + jujube wood.
Few craftsmanship of this fiddle instrument is done by machinery, such as inner-molded piano, manual finishing after mechanical planing, mechanical engraving of piano heads, etc.
The craftsmanship such as assembly and inlaying are manual craftsmanship. The price of this violin is generally around 450~900 yuan.
5. Handmade violin (low-grade)
The top and back are made of spruce, and the sides are violins made of maple (generally, the back and sides are made of maple with a clear tiger pattern).
The raw materials of the back panel and the front panel are generally air-dried for 8 to 15 years. The longer the age, the better the sound (the longer the sound within 200 years, the better), the more expensive the price, and the accessories are generally made of ebony.
This kind of violin is generally done by hand, such as violin hand-planed board, inner film synthesizer, hand-inlaid wire, hand-carved piano head, hand-finished, hand-assembled, etc.
Some are rough mechanically and then refined by hand. The price of this kind of violin is generally around 900~4500 yuan. It has good tone, good quality and good workmanship. It is generally suitable for playing with a certain level of violin performance and can be used for primary performance.
6. Handmade violin (high-end)
The top and back are made of spruce, the side is maple for the violin (the back and sides are generally maple with obvious tiger pattern), and the accessories are generally ebony.
This violin is purely hand-finished, with hand-planed boards, inner-coated pianos, hand-inlaid wires, hand-carved piano heads, hand-finished and hand-assembled.
According to factors such as the fame of the master maker, the price of this fiddle instrument is difficult to define. Generally, it reaches the category of art and crafts, with tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands.
The above description is the practice of normal merchant studios, but some bad merchants do not play cards according to common sense, and the materials and craftsmanship are poor.
It looks similar to a handmade violin, but the timbre is very different, and the workmanship is not good. Generally, beginners learn to be fooled, but one trick can be used to identify: this kind of violin is an external model, and there is no internal model.