Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

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All too often when you buy a new instrument it is setup to some common standard to fit most players most of the time.  Our passion for instruments does not let us just get by.  Every instrument that leaves Jim Clinton Violins is setup with the musician in mind.  Here is what we mean:

The Setup as (unfortunately) it usually is:
Instrument manufacturers offer their factory setup to music stores and reputable violin shops. This makes it easy for a store or a violin shop to have a large volume rental program without the intensive labor necessary in setting up hundreds, if not thousands of instruments. This significantly saves money and time, a necessity in a highly competitive rental market. Even though setups are offered as a selling point to the end user, they are often irregular, incomplete, mass produced setups done quickly with the bottom line price point as the primary function of this work, or they are cookie cutter setups meeting MENC or some other specifications designed rather to keep the instrument from coming back to the store for buzzing (resulting in being difficult to play). Hardly ever does a setup performed outside the local workshop and without consultation effectively meet an individual’s needs. It is important for the workshop technician to discuss with you your needs in order to complete your instrument setup. We welcome suggestions and preferences from you and your teacher.

Jim Clinton Violins has chosen to set in motion a new direction. We have chosen to stay small, avoid corner-cutting methodology, and put in the time necessary to provide an excellent musical experience for new as well as advanced musicians. The advantage of professional grade craftsmanship is now available to the new musician.

Many years of instrument setup research, an ongoing pursuit at Jim Clinton Violins, has made it possible for the musician to benefit.

The Setup as it should be:
A 14 task Setup couples the JCV Passion for Instruments with the musician’s Performance of a lifetime. The following description is a procedure simplification requiring up to 12 hours of detailed workmanship on a violin.

This is a basic setup applied to all instruments either before or at the time of purchase. Additional tap tuning, tonal and parts adjustments may be applied based on the requirements of the musician and his instrument.

Every adjustment performed on an instrument influences its tone and playability.

Performed on all Jim Clinton Violins instruments are the following Setup inspections and adjustments:

-Analysis & performance testing with a musician consultation
A conversation with the musician may be as simple as a few questions about his musical intentions, ensemble or solo use, tonal preferences, musical style, acoustic environment, and the innate realities of the musician’s instrument.

-Neck angle
Neck angle is foundational to correct feel and ease of play. Correct neck angle provides the ability for the technician to make appropriate adjustments, and provides the basis for the instrument’s ultimate tone, and power. Neck position must be correct before beginning a setup. Correcting the neck angle after doing the following procedures will require redoing all setup procedures.

The soundpost is initially set with the instrument’s removable parts disassembled in order to find the maximum tonal center of the instrument. Thickness, position, and proper fit of this hand made soundpost influences the instrument’s power, tone, and lifetime of the top and back.

Fittings are not merely accessories. Properly selected tuning pegs are made of a strong, dense wood, are easy to use, and accent the instrument’s appearance. Properly prepared and fitted pegs hold the string to pitch, are resistant to humidity changes, and are ergonomic during tuning. These pegs will give maximum life.

The fingerboard is a critical and complicated adjustment to the instrument. Carefully planed compound arcs on the fingerboard’s dense ebony is smoothed to a glassy finish and will stabilize pitch location, regulate string “feel” under the fingers, and clarify tone throughout the range of the fingerboard positions.

The nut is usually replaced with a new instrument setup. It is made of hard ebony and is painstakingly carved and fitted relative to the new fingerboard shape. The nut’s grooves are smooth and evenly spaced. It is fitted precisely to the instrument and fingerboard. This new nut influences string height feel and tonal focus. Strings will now last longer and deliver clearer tone.

-Neck thumb area
The neck’s lengthwise thumb area must be smooth and straight. It will be artistically graduated toward the neck heel and scroll ends of the thumb area. Any varnish is removed to provide a non-sticking surface for ease of shifting technique. Proper thickness and “cam lobe” sectional shape assists the left hand in locating pitches and minimizes fatigue. Changing the thickness of a neck has tonal implications and must be taken into account before performing this task.       

The saddle provides for sensitive tonal adjustments that will be tailored to the characteristics of the instrument and the musician’s acoustic preferences.

All work must be neat, carefully fitted to the instrument’s lines and contours in order to remain intact and allow clean vibration of the tailpiece.

The bridge has the greatest impact on the tone and response a musician experiences while playing his instrument. JCV purchases only select grain and top quality maple tonewood bridges. These are individually selected based on the instrument’s needs. The hand carved bridge can be tuned to warm the tone, brighten it, even out the tone between strings, and increase or temper the projection of an instrument. String clearance is also set for correct feel and pitch stability. Much time is spent on a professional bridge while carving, installing, play testing, removing, and repeating this process. For a professional bridge this sequence is repeated until the instrument response is optimum. Simply buying a “premade” or factory setup bridge and installing it will result in poor tonal characteristics, damaged strings, and if improperly fitted will damage the instrument’s top.

-String Selection
String selection, a close second bridge carving has the greatest impact on the tone and power of an instrument. Selecting appropriate strings is not a matter of liking a particular brand and putting that brand on every instrument. Each instrument and its setup brings with it individual requirements. These necessitate an understanding of the tonal characteristics that a particular string, its weight, its winding, materials, and design bring to an instrument’s projection and tonal potential.

As previously stated: “fittings are not merely accessories”. The tailpiece vibrates with the string and delivers tone. The materials, weight, shape, length, and position between the bridge and saddle provides subtle and sometimes not so subtle influence on tone, response, and harmonics.

The tailchord is lightweight, strong, and flexible allowing the tailpiece to vibrate. Shifting the length and position of the tailchord makes significant fine tuning adjustments for tone, clarity, balance, and power.

-Performance test & final adjustments with musician feedback
Performance testing and final adjustments are the last step in a process similar to cheese tasting. The technician must maintain focus and lock in on a tonal reference point. The fine-tuning of these adjustments will bring the instrument to its full potential.  Additional subtle adjustments are available once the musician experiences his/her new setup. The musician and technician may now perform final tweaks together.

-Document the setup
Once the instrument setup is complete, many hours invested are protected when the instrument setup is documented. This service is recorded for professional instruments.  We record the dimensions, positions, pitches, and mass of the many parts adjusted on this instrument. This will serve as a reference should a mishap occur influencing this most sensitive aspect of the completed musical instrument’s tone.

This is all part of the passion that drives Jim Clinton Violins for the instruments we sell.  Please feel free to contact us by calling 864-322-2622

Are You Being Served?


Have you ever felt like the sales pitch at the store was more beneficial to their bottom line than to serving your interests? Here are a few ways to determine whether or not you are being served. Be sure to read the last item. A phone call removes the impressive store facade from your conversation and quickly gets you to the heart of a store’s attitude toward helping you. 


Questions & Listening

If the salesperson goes into the “pitch” informing you of all the features and prices and asks minimal questions,  you may not be experiencing good service. The more interest a salesperson takes in your story and listens to you, the better your future with that company. Some sales clerk questions may be qualifying you but many questions asked of you indicates interest and effort in finding the best recommendation for you. 


Time & Space

Along with listening comes the good service habit of allowing you time and space. Hurrying you along with the sale because another call may come in or because the next person is waiting is not only rude but leaves you uninformed, under served, and merely another number at this store. A good sales consultant will often create opportunity to step out of the room to give you and your musician or spouse a chance to discuss the information privately before making a decision.


Explain that again, please

A patient consultant willingly repeats important information, even voluntarily. 


Good news, Bad news

Every contract has a requirement for each side to fulfill. If your representative tells you only the wow of their presentation, you will get the bad news later after you have signed the contract. By the way, a contract that doesn’t cover the good and bad news doesn’t tell you what is coming. 


Comments about a competitor

Competitors negative opinions of each other are biased opinions at best. 


Today only, Now

Pressure to make a purchase now minimizes your power in the decision process. Sometimes you may miss a good deal, but try to obtain information in advance of that pressure situation, should it occur. Every sale has to end some time, so be informed before the sale. Make a call and visit the website. Waiting till the last day for class forces you to make a pressure decision.


Information empowers 

Ask lots of questions. You will make a better decision if you know what your options are. 


Plus and Minus

Asking the clerk to explain the plus and minus of a particular selected item vs the plus and minus of another selection will help you choose a more personalized product than what you were seeking when walking into the store. Read “Why JCV?”.


Big Store or Local Shop

Big impressions are often smoke in mirrors when it comes to good products and personalized service. Shop around and find a local, small business that wants and needs your business. You can tell when a shop will try harder to serve you, even if they don’t seem to be the biggest, lowest priced guys around. 


Limited options

“This is our model to rent. This is our upgrade model. Any questions?” If that is what you get, there is not much for your child to grow into should he/she succeed. You do wish for your child to succeed. Lots of options here….


Contradictory claims

“We have high quality instruments and the lowest prices.” Discernment is necessary to understand that two different instruments may be discussed here or that this claim is simply too good to be true.


Inconsiderate behavior

Shop with people you like. Enough said. 


Call before you visit

Telephone manners and conversational courtesy informs you about a company and its culture. Before you walk into an impressively decorated and fully stocked store, you will have the advantage of knowing the people of this business before seeing their well planned facility presentation. Remember, you will be doing business with this company in the future, not just today. Once in the store, you are not obligated to stay and begin a long-term business relationship if you are not being treated fairly on the first day. Contact Jim Clinton Violins….see if they pass the test.

A reoccurring nightmare for teachers and repair persons is the bright-eyed student who comes in the door with their new acquisition, fresh from  (you pick), EBay, Craig’s List, the local flea market, antique store or the local pawnshop.  “It was a great buy”, they exude,  “and it only needs to have new strings or a new bridge or a setup or something.”  All too often the instrument is of inferior quality with budget level fittings, not of a high-grade wood, and will only aggravate their efforts to learn.  The chin rest is plastic and the sound post is not properly fitted so there is an almost imperceptible bulge to the top, or it falls and starts to roll around as soon as the strings are slackened even a little.  The old adage, “If it’ s too good to be true, it probably isn’t”, persists for a reason.  Or, “You get what you pay for.” Is another quote that comes to mind.  When shopping in these places the other adage one must keep forefront in their mind is, “Buyer beware.”  Often the people doing the selling are not informed as to the true value of these treasures.  They tell you it is old or pretty or some other quality as their selling point.  These qualities are not top priorities when buying an instrument, though they are considerations. It is exceedingly difficult to buy an instrument on the Internet and know exactly what you are getting.  The photographs and descriptions tell you nothing of the tone or sound of an instrument.  Sound and tone are perhaps the most important characteristics of an instrument along with playability.  You cannot get a good measure of these qualities when viewing an instrument on line.  It does not matter how pretty an instrument is if it does not sound good. In the initial rush of acquiring and instrument it is easy to get swept away in the moment.  Rushing into a contract at a school event while your child is wide-eyed with excitement is very tempting.   Taking a deep breath, shopping around to find the best deal to find a friendly atmosphere with folks who are there to help is a much better idea. As we all know, money does not grow on trees.  So take your time.  Evaluate the place as well as the instruments and what financing options they may have. Your best bet for buying an instrument that will suit your needs is a local shop that provides service after the sale.  A shop like this will have a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff that recognizes quality, not only in instruments but also in instrument care.  They set up each instrument to fit your needs, to meet your requirements.  They have researched the available product lines and will have what they feel is the best buy for the dollar available.  They can back up what they sell and will make sure that it is ready for you to play when you get it.  It is tough enough to learn a new instrument, you don’t need to add to the complications by using an inferior instrument that won’t stay in tune or the pegs don’t operate properly, or the bridge is ill fitted.  This can lead to frustrations that come from fighting the instrument just when you are facing the daunting task of learning how to play it. As a rule of thumb, your first instrument should be good enough to take you through and beyond your first three years of learning.  This way you can concentrate on learning the instrument and how to play it without the nagging problems incurred when parts fail, tuning pegs get stuck and will not turn, and the instrument becomes more of a hindrance than a help.  With an eye for the future, ask the local merchant if he has a rental plan for his instruments.  If they have a “rent to buy” program, you can work your way up to a better quality instrument as your playing skills advance.  This is especially helpful when buying for a child.  With the right program you can roll over your rental towards a larger instrument as the child grows.  Check into trade-in and buy back programs the store may also have.  Some stores keep detailed records of what they sell and whom they sell it to.  These stores often have buy back or trade in programs where you can recoup some of your investment when upgrading to a larger instrument or one of better quality.  Before buying ask about plans for rolling over rental money toward a better instrument, buy back and trade-up policies.  Find the one that is best for you. When passing through the threshold from being a music consumer to becoming a music producer, many things change.  This instrument is not just something pretty, but it is a tool for the expression of your artistic self.  This makes the qualities of playability and sound more important than ever.  If the instrument is not easy to play and cannot produce a pleasing sound, you aren’t going to want to play it.  It is that simple. As you progress on your musical journey, you will become more demanding of a responsive instrument that can reflect and express your music for others to enjoy.  Having the support of a local shop and all the services they supply is invaluable to your journey toward fulfilling your musical destiny.  The shop that deserves your business will offer good trade-ins when you want to upgrade or they provide a good rent-to-own program where you can take your equity in your instrument and apply it to an advancing instrument.  The deserving shop will have a knowledgeable, friendly, sales staff that helps you find the instrument that suits you, and a repair staff that can keep your investment in top form.  This will make your trip into the shop more of a delight and less of a chore as well as an opportunity to learn a bit more about the world of bowed instruments.  Additionally, with this support system you are free to keep your mind on your music and not on getting along with your instrument.  

BJU Cello Choir will perform Monday 3/31/14 at 5:00pm on campus, in the War Memorial Chapel. Admission is free. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC

Congrathulations Cassidy for winning 2 tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma in October with the Greenville Symphony.

Furman university is hosting this year’s Cellobration. Masterclasses, group classes, and full cello choir rehearsals will be held in anticipation of the gala concert on Saturday night. Event hours are Friday night, September 12 and Saturday from 8:30 am till the concert scheduled at 5:30pm.

Win 2 tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma live performing with the Greenville Symphony by entering our drawing at the lobby of McAlister Auditorium. Drawing will be during the concert that begins at 5:30pm Saturday night the 13th.

Here we are in the lobby, you can’t miss us.

A few celli on the tables awaiting great cellists to play on them.

A few celli on the tables awaiting great cellists to play on them.

Go here to win tickets.

Go here to win tickets.

Here is what we look like from above.

Here is what it looks like from above.

Nice celli there.

Nice celli there.

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.

Join us Saturday, August 24, 2013 for a special 1-day sale at Jim Clinton violins.

We’ll have live bluegrass music, BBQ sandwiches, and great deals! Kids will love designing their own case tags, while parents love picking up a beginner instrument they can afford.

Check out our scratch-n-dent section for:

  • $69 violins!

  • $79 violas!

  • $119 cellos!

  • $189 basses!

  • $30 cases!

  • $20 bows!

  • $3 cds!

  • $2 music books!

Call us for more details, or, better yet, stop by on Saturday, Aug. 24th to check out the sale. The fun starts at 10 am. We’ll see you there!


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Huge and Unprecedented Sale

One Day Only

Thursday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day



 Touch the question, hear the answer.



Jim Clinton Violins is having a sale?

We are having a 13% off, plus 10% off list price sale. One Day Only, on the day before Valentine’s Day. Fridayday, February 13, 2014


How many days will this sale last?

This is a one day only sale. You must be here on February 13 to get these huge discounts on Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses, cases, bows……and more!


What is on sale?

Any instrument that we own, and that is in our shop, is discounted 13% plus 10%. Violins, Violas, Celli, and Basses. This is really huge and unprecedented! Special Orders made on that day are included in this sale!


Is anything else is on sale?

Yes virtually everything else in Jim Clinton Violins shop is on sale at 10% discount. Therefore, you could purchase a violin at 13% plus 10% discount, add a protective case, and add a lovely pernambuco bow and you will receive 10% off those additional items. This is really huge, and unprecedented!


Should I wait till another sale?

Wait? Don’t wait when that perfect violin or cello may be sitting here waiting for you! Someone else will come along and get it, and they will be playing your perfect viola or bass for the rest of your sad, and lonely life. However, if you must wait, surely something will be there waiting for you another day.


What if JCV doesn’t have what I need?

Jim Clinton Violins doesn’t have what you need? Shame on them. They got you out of your bed, and off of your couch, and there you stand, on the 13th of February, looking at something you don’t even like. Well, as an outsider, Antonio Scrollivarius will see to it that Jim Clinton Violins offers you 13% off, plus 10% off any special order instrument and charge absolutely zero for the shipping. I cannot believe they would do that to you. Mr. Scrollivarius will have a word with that Jim Clinton guy, and he will make a really huge and unprecedented threat, and he will see to it that Mr. Jim Clinton will fix it! Or, else.


Still have a question? or feedback?

Ok then, go straight to the top of this page and push the button that says, contact. Now, you will have to do a little type type type, and the guy on the other end will have to go type type type, and after a couple days of type type type, you will be filled with entirely too much fluff, and then you won’t be able to resist visiting on the 13th of the month for this really huge and unprecedented sale. As an outsider, Mr. Scrollivarius’ suggestion is: “Do not allow too much fluff into that head of yours! But Don’t Miss This Sale!”


Contact us

 Meet Antonio Scrollivarius!



One Day Only


Huge and Unprecedented Sale!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day


Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses,

cases, bows…..and more!



Jim Clinton Violins


Experience the potential of a handmade instrument with the S. Mahler model.

Instrument description

Our S. Mahler violin, viola, cello or bass package takes the musician to a whole new level. Most of the instrument making process involves handwork at the manufacturer’s workshop. These instruments are made with European tonewood and techniques. The Mahler line (F. Mahler is next) is the transition just before completely handmade instruments with the maker’s actual name label. This is obvious when you pick up the instrument and experience its lightweight body and hear its mature tone.

Who is it for?

S. Mahler instruments are for leaders of school and community orchestra sections, and private lesson students. They are the first level instruments that are appropriate for a college audition. Compare the S. Mahler to other popular instrument packages.

Sizes Available

Full size only and adults

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 it’s built in tone.

Here is what we do on your S. Mahler:

You will receive a full Professional Setup, including consultation with consideration for your personal preferences in playability and tone.

Included with the S. Mahler models:

  • Instrument with our workshop professional, custom setup
  • P4 Pernambuco bow handcrafted in Brazil which is considered the best source for bows today.
  • Case: C-200 Rectangle case for space w/ Ultimate. Cello, Fiberglass case. Bass comes with standard canvas gig bag.

Personalize your S. Mahler 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 S. Mahler instrument:

  • Bow upgrade: There is a wide range of professional bows available to match your personal performance needs. 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 not in stock. Your upgraded case 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.

One Day Only


St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Sale!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Four Days before St. Patrick’s Day



Jim Clinton Violins is having a celebratory sale?

We are having up to 21%, plus $100 off list price sale. One Day Only, four days before St. Patrick’s Day. Thursday, March 13, 2014.


If you wait till St. Patrick’s Day, you will miss this sale!


Jim Clinton Violins, is having a celebratory, treasure hunt sale on the 13th of March. Why is their celebratory sale on the 13th? And not Saint Patrick’s Day?

This is their 13th year.

So press the blue button above to see what you can do to receive up to 21% discount, plus $100 off almost everything, including special orders at Jim Clinton Violins.


How many days will this sale last?

This is a one day only sale. You must be here on Thursday, March 13, 2014 to get these huge discounts on Violins, Violas, Celli, and Basses.


What is on sale?

Any instrument and bow that we own, and that is in our shop, is discounted up to 21% plus up to $100 off. Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses and bows. Special Orders made and paid on that day are included in this sale!


How do I get my biggest discount?

Follow the 4 treasure hunt tips below to help you achieve the greatest discount possible for your next violin, viola, cello, bass, and/or bow. Perform more tips and get greater discounts on your instrument and bow. Then combine the discounts you have selected to apply to your instrument and bow.


#1 Tip: “Wearing-of-the-Green”

Knock 7% off the list price at Jim Clinton Violins. The first tip is “Wearing-of-the-Green”. This will remove 7% from the price of your item(s) on the 13th. Don’t forget, wearing-of-the-green, gives you 7% off. You will need to look rather green when you arrive at Jim Clinton Violins to receive this discount 😉 For those of us who know about Protestant Orange, come on in looking very orange. But, we will not allow fighting over discounts here at Jim Clinton Violins. Read the following tips to increase even further, your discount.


#2 Tip: Why did St. Patrick use a 3-leaf shamrock?

Now, here you are, you have come to Jim Clinton Violins on the 13th of March, and for 7% discount, you are “wearing-of-the-green”, but there is one problem. You don’t think 7% is enough discount. Well, you may deduct 7% more while doing this little tip. Get out the books and do some research. St. Patrick used a 3-leaf shamrock in a very special way to educate the spiritually unlearned. Bring your total discount to 14% by being prepared to tell your assistant at Jim Clinton Violins what lesson St. Patrick taught, with each of the 3 leaves on his shamrock. Read on for even deeper discounts.


#3 Tip: Find a shamrock on select items at Jim Clinton Violins

You are wearing-of-the-green. You are an expert on the spiritual significance of the 3 leaf shamrock, but 14% is still not enough discount to make you a happy little leprechaun. Well, try this simple tip. When you come to Jim Clinton Violins, on Thursday, the 13th of March, you will find some items bearing, or wearing a green shamrock. These items receive 7% discount, so now you have 21% off your item. Surely, this is enough discount, but if this is not good enough, read the next tip for your biggest discount possible.


#4 Tip: Drawing box full of shamrocks for cash discounts

Do you mean to tell me. Those guys at Jim Clinton Violins got you out of your bed, and off of your couch, and there you are, on the 13th of March. You have found the perfect viola, but the discount is not enough. Well, here is how to get the really big discount on your violin: Select a shamrock from the drawing box at Jim Clinton Violins, and see what it tells you. Does it say, $20, $40, or $100? You will receive one of these cash discounts on your bass and bow purchase combined with your other discounts, when you select your personal shamrock at Jim Clinton Violins. That means up to 21% discount, plus up to $100 off your cello and bow.


What if they don’t have it?? Special orders make it perfect with full discounts.

Do you mean to tell me that those guys at Jim Clinton Violins got you out of your bed, took you away from your television, and there you are on the 13th of March looking at something you don’t even like? Mr. Scrollivarius will have a word with that Jim Clinton guy, and will see to it that he orders exactly what you need, and gives you the full discount you deserve, and that he charges you absolutely zero for the shipping!


Still have a question? or feedback?

Ok then, go straight to the top of this page and push the button that says, contact. Now, you will have to do a little type type type, and the guy on the other end will have to go type type type, and after a couple days of type type type, you will be filled with entirely too much fluff, and you won’t be able to resist visiting on the 13th of the month for this really huge and unprecedented sale. As an outsider, Mr. Scrollivarius’ suggestion is: “Do not allow too much fluff into that head of yours!”


Contact us


Antonio Scrollivarius introduces the Treasure Hunt Sale!



One Day Only


St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Sale!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Four Days before St. Patrick’s Day


Violins, Violas, Celli, Basses, bows…..



Jim Clinton Violins