Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

Archive for July, 2012

We’ve discovered the formula for making great grades in strings class!

Set yourself up with a really good instrument, put in some serious effort, and be sure to keep your teacher happy!

Jim Clinton Violins offers several models of violins, violas, cellos, and basses that are perfect for students. All of our instruments are assembled right here at Jim Clinton Violins in Taylors, South Carolina. With packages starting at $699, special back-to-school discounts and payment plans available, our instruments will make your teacher and your wallet happy.

Visit the instruments page for more details about the models described below. You may also wish to consult our detailed comparison of our four most popular string models.

V E Torelli: A+

V. E. Torelli violin, viola, cello, bassComes with steel core strings, a fiberglass beginner bow and thermoplastic case. Available in full size and children’s sizes. The V E Torelli is a great option for a first-year strings student.

  • Strings: Steel Core
  • Setup: OEM (original equipment manufacturer’s) setup performed in the US
  • Bow F1: Fiberglass beginner bow
  • Case C-100: Thermoplastic outer shell, arrow shaped basic case

Get more information about the V E Torelli.

Vitorio Torelli: Teacher’s Pet

Vitorio Torelli violin, viola, cello, bassAll the features of the V E Torelli, plus performance enhancements including a recarved bridge and new soundpost. Available in full size and most children’s sizes.

  • Strings: Steel Core
  • JCViolins signature Hypertune-1 setup w/ performance ehancements: recarve mfr bridge, fb, nut, new soundpost
  • Bow F1: Fiberglass beginner bow
  • Case C-100: Thermoplastic outer shell, arrow shaped basic case

Get more information about the Vitorio Torelli.

GianCarlo Torelli Basic or Ultimate: Honor Roll

Giancarlo Torelli violin, viola, cello, bassAll the features of the GianCarlo Torelli Basic plus a Pernambuco bow, and cloth-covered, aluminum reinforced case. Available in full size.

  • Strings: Perlon
  • Recarve MFR bridge (basic) or pro bridge (ultimate)
  • JCViolins signature Supertune-2 setup with performance & tone ehancements: pro bridge, fb, nut, post, tailchord, saddle
  • Bow H2: Hardwood for stable performance (basic) or Bow P3: Pernambuco, best bow tonewood (ultimate)
  • Pegs: Ebony Hill Heart-shape, with Hill style peaked tailpiece
  • E-Z Turn Peg Treatment system installed
  • Case C-100: Thermoplastic outer shell, arrow shaped basic case (basic) or Case C-200: Pedi cloth covered lightweight aluminum internal structure (ultimate)

Get more information about the GianCarlo Torelli.

S Mahler: Blow your Teacher Away

The S Mahler is the high school pro kit. Pick your own bow, and we setup the instrument to meet your specific needs. Available in full size.

  • Strings Perlon
  • JCViolins signature Supertune-2 setup with performance & tone ehancements: pro bridge, fb, nut, post, tailchord, saddle
  • Bow P4:Pernambuco, hand crafted in Brazil for added “zing” to sound and bowings
  • Pegs: Handcarved “Fleur-de-lis” design w/ matching tailpiece
  • E-Z Turn Peg Treatment system installed
  • Case C-200: Pedi cloth covered lightweight aluminum internal structure

Get more information about the S. Mahler.

 

 

 

Click here to open our Instrument Comparison Chart as a PDF.

You can learn more about our instruments by clicking on individual models on the instruments page, or by visiting our shop. We’re conveniently located on Rutherford Road Extension in Taylors, near Greenville, SC.

Instrument description

Our V E Torelli violin, viola, cello, or bass package is a sensibly priced and purchase worthy instrument (unlike lower quality rental instruments). It is 2 steps above rental grade, a manufactured violin that is quality control inspected and upgraded when it arrives at our workshop. We purchased these instruments at volume discount and are passing that price value along to new musicians wishing to maximize their learning experience and have good sound.

Who is it for?

For the serious beginning musician. The V E Torelli instrument and accessory package is assembled and set up in the US, and is carefully manufactured to meet our specs. See comparison chart for more information.

Sizes Available

Instrument sizes are available for musicians aged 3 through adult.

Where did it come from?

These instruments are purchased from our US supplier in California. Since no violins are manufactured in the US, our suppliers import from Asia or Europe.

Setup

A setup is work done in our shop to improve an instrument’s ease of play and to improve it’s built in tone. Here is what we do on your V E Torelli:

  1. Inspect and correct the bridge and nut grooves. This extends string life, improves clarity of tone and ease of play with accurate string spacing.
  2. Upgrade strings to American-made strings
  3. Adjust the sound post for better tone and “ring”.
  4. Reset the bridge position based on the instrument’s tonal center.
  5. Performance test by playing your instrument and adjusting it for ease of function and beauty of tone.
  6. Inspect tuning pegs for proper function.

Included with your V E Torelli model package:

  • Instrument with setup
  • Bow: a better than rental grade fiberglass bow, black with ebony frog (not plastic)
  • Case: an arrow shaped, thermoplastic hard shell protective carrying case. Cello & bass comes with standard canvas gig bag.

Personalize your V E 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 V E Torelli instrument:

  • Strings: Selecting European professional grade strings will easily improve your tone. We carry several brands that cost approximately $60 (violin price).
  • Bow upgrade: An even better performing bow will compliment your V E Torelli instrument. We suggest upgrading to a select hardwood bow, or an entry level carbon fiber bow. Add $30 to $70.

Special Pricing Incentives

Visit our special savings page to view current deals.

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.

Instrument description

This package is designed to meet the need of a musician desiring good sound and the right feel for learning left hand shifting technique (2nd year school orchestra technique). This package still meets most budget requirements. Since the fingerboard will be correctly cambered at Jim Clinton Violins’ workshop, this instrument is a great choice for the beginning, energetic musician who wishes to learn accurate shifting. Therefore the Vitorio Torelli violin, viola, cello, or bass will meet the need of an orchestra student for 2-3 years, handily helping a diligent player win good orchestra seat positions.

Who is it for?

The beginner with a future will benefit most from the Vitorio Torelli package. Compare the Vitorio Torelli to other popular packages.

Sizes Available

Available in most sizes for age 3 through adult.

Where did it come from?

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

Setup

A setup is work done in our shop to improve an instrument’s ease of play and to improve it’s built in tone.

Here is what we do on your Vitorio Torelli:

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

  1. JCViolins Signature “Hypertune-1” Setup per following items
  2. Bridge: re-carve OEM bridge to improve resonance and tone
  3. Fingerboard: recamber (with a plane) to improve pitch accuracy, clarity, and to aid with learning accurate “shifting” technique
  4. Nut: remove nut to access fingerboard procedure (#3), reinstall nut, refit, reshape, and regroove it
  5. Soundpost: remove OEM soundpost, craft and fit a new soundpost based on your instrument’s individual tonal inclination.
  6. Peg Service: lapfit tuning pegs for more dependable operation and stability,

Included with your Vitorio Torelli model:

  • Instrument with our workshop setup
  • Bow: a better than rental grade fiberglass bow, black with ebony frog (not plastic).
  • Case: an arrow shaped, thermoplastic hard shell protective carrying case. Cello & bass comes with standard canvas gig bag.

Personalize your Vitorio 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 Vitorio Torelli instrument:

  • Strings: Selecting European professional grade strings will easily improve your tone. We carry several brands that cost approximately $60 (violin price).
  • Bow upgrade: An even better performing bow will compliment your V E Torelli instrument. We suggest upgrading to a select hardwood bow, or an entry level carbon fiber bow. Add $30 to $70 (violin prices).
  • Case upgrade:Carry your instrument in style and have space for your accessories with an “oblong” (rectangular shaped) case. Select from a variety of shapes, colors, and materials to make you look good and provide a comfortable home for your new instrument. Your case selection may be added to your monthly payment plan or discounted with instrument outright purchase. To enjoy style and function we suggest the protective, lightweight “Pedi” brand rectangular violin/viola case or a fiberglass cello case.
  • Pegs upgrade: Improve the OEM pegs by utilizing our E-Z Tune Peg System: This technique for fitting your tuning pegs minimizes the effects of humidity changes on the stability and ease of tuning with your pegs. Choosing E-Z Tune Pegs may be added to your monthly payment plan or discounted with instrument outright purchase.

Special Pricing Incentives

Visit our special savings page to view current deals.

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.