While Kennedy Violins trade-in program is often used by younger students as they move through the fractional size instruments, we also encourage customers to consider trading up their full size violins. Playing a new instrument can offer unique insights into beloved music while giving advancing musicians an instrument that will continue to inspire. We know that musicians are more motivated to practice when their instrument contributes inspiring potential.
Beginning students should consider trading up to an intermediate violin when they begin working in 3rd position and above. Some of our most popular intermediate violins are:
-The Antonio Giuliani violin – The Giuliani is known for it’s sweet, ringing tone. For students unsure of their tonal preferences on the spectrum from dark to bright, the Giuliani offers a tonal sound that sits somewhere in the middle. It balances the full lower register with a even upper register.
-The Anton Gerard violin – The Gerard is our first stop for fiddle players. While classical violinist also appreciate the rich depth of tone, fiddle players tend to be drawn to the Gerard with irresistible force. Anyone who enjoys the dark end of the tonal spectrum will enjoy playing the Gerard.
-The Nickola Zubak violin – The Zubak has a focused intensity that delights violinists who want fast finger work to shine. Each note played on the Zubak sounds crisp and brilliant. This is a bright toned instrument and challenges players to play as precisely as possible.
Intermediate students should consider trading up when they begin working in 6th and 7th positions and when they need an instrument with even more power and resonance. For these students we strongly recommend:
-The David Yale Signature Series violin – The Signature Series has a gorgeous full tone that makes the instrument itself feel alive. Each instrument is unique and we match individual violins with the tonal preferences of our unique customers. Call Kennedy Violins and request your custom Yale Signature Series match-up!
Trading up is easy! Call Kennedy Violins and speak to a customer service representative about trading up a current violin for something with more resonance, more depth of tone, and more possibilities!