Strunal 260 violin 4/4 and 3/4 violin only
I first dealt with Strunal many years ago and was disappointed with the set up, but then was persuaded to give them another try several years later and wow! They had sorted their set up problems out and everything was beautifully set up. I started dealing with them again but then they found that I was not registered for VAT and decided not to deal with me. Well, i am registered for VAT now and have been approached by them to ask if I would like to start selling their violins again.
Well that's fine as far as I am concerned because as I said, they are good. In fact I am not entirely sure why they are not more popular. Strunal is the largest violin making company in Europe and they have been going for decades. Actually they say they can trace their history through 300 years! Here is their website
They also make vioins under the brand names Dvorak and Paganini.
Now one of the problems (well, the only one really) with Strunal is that they have an unfortunate habit of changing model numbers on a regular basis and also until quite recently they used to produce many different models at very similar prices so that it is sometimes quite difficult to work out exactly what is what. But don't worry, I have done the work for you.
The 260 comes from their student range but of course it still has solid woods, inlaid purfling and ebony fittings. It is fitted with Dominant strings and a tailpiece with built in adjusters, and a teka pattern chinrest.
I only have one of these in each size. As always, don't forget, if you want to try this violin alongside others, that is absolutely fine. Just get in touch.