If you're planning on buying a violin, take a look at our violin reviews first to see what fellow violinists recommend. Whether you're a beginner or a budding virtuoso a second opinion is always helpful. We have reviews filtered by brands so you can compare the general consensus on the best violins by manufacturers such as Stentor, Stagg, Yamaha, Cremona, and Antoni.

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