Antonio Strad™ Giovanni Violin

$2,200.00

The Giovanni Violin’s elegant appearance parallels its beautiful sound. The violin is handcrafted with a well-aged, flamed maple back and a lovely dark oil varnish.

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(12 customer reviews)

Violin Sizing

How to measure for the Violin

Lift the left arm and extend it fully to the side, parallel to the floor with the palm facing upward. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm.

It’s better to play on an instrument that is a bit smaller than one that is bigger, especially for beginners. See our chart for the approximate sizing.

Also, please feel free to give us a ring. We can help over the phone or even FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts: 800-284-9788

Violin Sizing
Violin SizeArm MeasurementAge
1/32less than 14''1 - 3 YRS
1/1614'' - 15.9''3 - 4 YRS
1/1016'' - 16.9''4 - 5 YRS
1/817'' - 17.9''5 -6 YRS
1/418'' - 19.9''6 - 7 YRS
1/220'' - 21.9''7 - 8 YRS
3/422'' - 22.9''9 - 11 YRS
4/423''+12+ YRS
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Giovanni Violin

The Giovanni Violin’s elegant appearance parallels its beautiful sound. The violin is handcrafted with a well-aged, flamed maple back and a lovely dark oil varnish. The Giovanni Violin projects very well and boasts an even sound across all the registers. This is the perfect violin for advancing players who are looking for a more nuanced and mature sounding instrument.
Available in 4/4 size

VIOLIN FEATURES

  • 100% handmade instrument
  • Professionally setup at our main workshop in San Antonio
  • Solid carved wood
  • 10-year aged spruce top
  • 10-year aged flamed maple back and sides
  • Inlaid purfling
  • 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs, fittings, and tailpiece
  • Hand-carved French Aubert bridge
  • Zyex Strings

Customer Reviews

5
Based on 12 Reviews

  1. 16 out of 16 people found this helpful
    Shane F.
    The pure essence of a violin.

    This violin was the perfect gift that I have ever given myself. It’s my third purchase from Antonio Strad, and another excellent experience. The Giovanni looks classic and appeals to the eyes.
    For its sound, it is full of depth, distinct, and unique. This well-built violin is world-class and suits serious students who want to advance their playing techniques fast. I’d also like to mention its hand-built and beautiful design and robust sound. I have tried playing it solo and as a part of an ensemble.
    Pros
    • Sturdy construction
    • Easy to tune
    • Marvelous sound
    • Easy to play
    • Hand finished
    • Responsive and friendly support
    Cons
    • Nothing I can think of
    Thanks Antonio Strad!

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  2. 12 out of 12 people found this helpful
    Stacy K.
    Best choice at this price point.

    I nearly drove them crazy with questions but they have a responsive and supportive team that’s always ready to assist. I have called them several times to ask about this violin because I wanted to make sure that I was making a good decision.
    As you may know, buying a new violin is quite an investment. I have read reviews about this instrument, but I wanted to check how it would play. The people at Antonio scheduled a video demo to show me how the Giovanni would play. I was impressed by its tone and sound – clear, warm, and full.
    Bought the Giovanni Violin and it arrived in a perfect condition. It is better-looking and -sounding than my previous instruments. It exceeded my expectations. Not to mention, I think it is worth the price for being handcrafted and professionally set up.
    Main points I liked about it
    • Quality and durable accessories
    • Amazing aesthetics
    • Full and rich tone
    • Ebony fittings
    • Great strings
    • Comes fully assembled
    Overall, this violin is one of the most remarkable violins on the market in this price range. You might want to consider it for yourself. It has a lovely sound quality and is built using only quality and durable products.

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  3. 8 out of 8 people found this helpful
    Lauren C.
    Slam dunk.

    Thank you, Antonio Strad, for giving me the opportunity to play this wonderful instrument. The team was friendly and responsive. The guys attended to every question I have knowledgeably.
    Across the entire range, this violin offers a rich, warm, and balanced tone. It can also project perfectly. My son also tried playing this one. He surprised everyone, including his teacher. He’s able to play the notes that he’d normally miss.
    This instrument is also versatile and produces sound filled with emotion and character. I think that this violin is a great choice for students that are ready to upgrade to a higher priced instrument with excellent features and reliability. It has a brilliant sound and allows me to deliver a great performance. It is also quite easy to tune. Love it!

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  4. 5 out of 5 people found this helpful
    Mark K.
    Excellent replacement instrument

    I replaced my old instrument because it needs work and isn’t worth putting money into. I think it was a smart move upgrading to this violin. This violin offers a focused and clear sound, allowing me to hear subtle tone deviation whenever I am not hitting the correct spot.
    When it comes to responsiveness, this instrument resounds perfectly, allowing me to produce an excellent sound. I didn’t have a hard time at all, and in fact, I was able to add more emotion whenever I am playing. The dynamics are also perfect. It can be loud when I want it to be loud, and soft if I want it to be soft.
    The appearance is elegant.
    I’d like to thank Antonio Strad for this quality instrument. I must say that it’s a wise investment for violinists ready to spend a little more on a quality instrument. I’d recommend Strad anyone wanting to purchase a violin online and have peace of mind and a smooth transaction.

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  5. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Laurie M.
    Positive experience

    I wrote this review to share my overall experience so that if you are looking at the “Gio” you might get my point of view.
    Materials and artisanship: The Giovanni Violin is excellently constructed and light but sturdy if that make any sense.
    Setup: This violin came assembled and setup. The team also gave me a demo to show me how it would sound. They also showed me how it looked from every angle. Overall, this violin has a superb quality. The overall setup positively influenced the way it sounds. It produces very responsive and rich sound. The shoulder and chin rest add to the smooth playing. They do not make it uncomfortable but make playing feel so nature. They also allow me to maintain good posture while playing.
    I love the overall sound of this violin and recommend Antonio Strad to anyone looking for a quality instrument that will give them a smooth playing experience.

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