Stentor violins are the main teaching instruments in Britain’s schools.
All instruments are hand carved from solid tonewoods with good quality pegs and fingerboards.
Stentor is the only independent company with a wholly owned violin factory workshop in China.
As a result, Stentor instruments have the essential characteristics of good tonal quality plus consistent quality control.
The Stentor factory workshop is located in Jiangsu province, north of the Yangtze river and about 300 km north west of Shanghai.
Stentor Music Co. Ltd sells more violins than any other company worldwide and offers unequalled value.
Stentor has been known to orchestral stringed instrument players and teachers for more than 100 years.
According to Greek mythology, Stentor was a herald with the voice and volume of “one hundred other men together”.
Edward C. Doughty, a Professor of Music and teacher of the violin, registered the name ‘Stentor’ in 1895 for gut violin strings and rosin.
Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 young musicians have begun their musical careers with a Stentor instrument.
Many of these same violinists and cellists are now to be found in major orchestras and the teaching profession of today.
- Solid, carved, spruce table
- Solid, carved, maple back and ribs
- Solid, carved, maple neck
- Individual hand shaping and finishing
- Natural glues used throughout
- Traditional inlaid purfling
- Correct neck angle
- Correctly fitted top nut
- Correctly reamed peg hole taper
- Blacked rosewood fingerboard
- High quality dark rosewood pegs
- Good quality bridge
- Alloy tailpiece with 4 integral adjusters
- Adjustable nylon tailgut
- Teka pattern wood chin rest
- Wood bow with ebony frog
- Natural horsehair
- Good quality screw, eye and ferrule
- Traditional wedge fitting for hair
- Lightweight case with blue integral cover and fitted interior with accessory pocket
- Carrying straps
- Music pocket covering whole lid
- External shoulder rest pocket
- Two bow holders