Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

GianCarlo Torelli: violin, viola, cello, bass

Our GianCarlo Torelli violin, viola, cello or bass outfit comes in two versions.

  • The GianCarlo-Basic keeps your costs down but provides the same great instrument without the bells and whistles (comes with lower priced accessories and less bridge work).
  • The GianCarlo-Ultimate, withits setup work, a pro bridge, and accessories keep you performing your best. See comparison chart following.

Instrument description

The Giancarlo Torelli model packages evidence themselves as our next step instrument. They include enough setup work to meet the needs of a professional musician. Though not a professional instrument it will meet the needs of the school orchestra student through high school. Students taking private lessons consider themselves advantaged while developing technique using the GianCarlo Torelli model. This package still meets most budget requirements for one desiring a quality learning experience. Includes all features of the previous models plus extra setup work. The “Ultimate” package includes additional accessory improvements such as case and bow upgrades.

Who is it for?

The GianCarlo Torelli instrument package best suits the advancing musician, 5th grade through adult, and is appropriate for school and honors orchestra leaders, and private lesson students. Compare the GianCarlo Torelli to other popular instrument packages.

Sizes Available

Available in 1/2, 3/4, and adult sizes. Basically 5th grade to adult age.

Where did it come from?

Purchased from our supplier in the Northeast US. Since no violins are manufactured in the US, our suppliers import from Asia or Europe.


Setup is work done in our shop to improve an instrument’s ease of play and to improve its built-in tone.

Here is what we do on your GianCarlo Torelli:

The GianCarlo Torelli includes everything on the V E Torelli PLUS these improvements:

  • Perlon Strings for smoother, warmer tone for much better orchestra, ensemble, and solo performance
  • JCViolins Signature “Supertune-2” Setup per following items
  • Bridge: Pro bridge w/ Ultimate, re-carved OEM bridge with Basic to maximize resonance and tone
  • Hill Heart-shaped pegs with matching Hill style tailpiece
  • E-Z Tune Peg System installed for humidity change stability and ease of tuning.

Included with your GianCarlo Torelli models

  • Instrument with our workshop setup described above
  • Bow: H2 Hardwood bow with Basic, P3 Pernambuco tonewood bow with Ultimate
  • Case: C-100 arrow shaped, thermoplastic hard shell protective carrying case with Basic, C-200 Rectangle case for space with Ultimate. Cello gig bag with Basic, Fiberglass case with Ultimate. Bass comes with standard canvas gig bag.

Personalize your GianCarlo Torelli with an Upgrade

Although we feel we have assembled price and performance-level-appropriate instrument packages, you may wish to customize your outfit to meet your personal intentions. Here are a few suggestions for personalizing your new GianCarlo Torelli instrument:

  • Bow upgrade: Upgrading bow is a great way to improve technique and sound. Upgrade the GianCarlo Torelli Basic to P3 Pernambuco or P4. Upgrade GianCarlo Torelli to P4 handcrafted bow. The P4 and above Pernambuco bows are handmade in Brazil which is considered the best source for bows today. Your upgraded bow may be added to your monthly payment plan or discounted with instrument outright purchase.
  • Case upgrade: There is a wide range of cases available that we can order if we do not have it in stock. Your upgraded case may be added to your monthly payment plan or discounted with instrument outright purchase.

A Valuable Investment

This instrument will maintain up to 100% trade-in value when you upgrade to most instrument packages. Visit the instrument comparison page for information about several other popular instrument packages.

We care for and maintain your instrument

Every instrument from Jim Clinton Violins is kept in top playing condition with a scheduled cleaning and adjustment service every six months. Your instrument won’t be holding up your class while your teacher has to fix a broken string.

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