Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series BAR-AEVB Acoustic-Electric Violin (Barcus-Berry Blue)
Barcus Berry Vibrato-AE Series BAR-AEVB Acoustic-Electric Violin (Barcus-Berry Blue)
Manufacturer : Barcus Berry
Amazon Price : $539.99
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Avg. Customer Rating:3.5 of 5.0
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Product Description
Vibrato-AE Series Acoustic-Electric Violin (Barcus-Berry Blue)
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #76111 in Musical Instruments
  • Color: Berry Blue
  • Brand: Barcus Berry
  • Model: BAR-AEVB
  • Published on: 2012-07-09
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 2.00" h x 8.00" w x 23.00" l, 5.00 pounds
  • Product Features
  • Hand crafted in our Romanian affiliate shop
  • Fully hand carved spruce top, maple back & sides
  • Highly Seasoned German maple bridge with Barcus Berry 1320 piezo violin pickup
  • Every Barcus Berry AE Series violin is set up and inspected in our violin specialty shop New York,USA
  • Outfit includes Soft Canvas Case with Embroidered Barcus Berry Logo, Fiberglass Color matching Bow, and a USA made Rosin
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
    5Excellent violin
    By Joe
    I bought this violin as an adult beginner. The color is excellent and finish is perfect.

    The case it comes in is garbage and I would not recommend using it. The bridge of the violin was rubbing/wearing into the top, inside lid of the case and I was worried something was going to break. I contacted the company with pictures and they sent me a new, higher quality case free of charge.

    The fiberglass bow is OK quality, but after a year of using it I moved up to a carbon fiber bow and could hear a vast improvement.

    I've played this violin for more than two years and it's holding up great. I do regular maintenance and cleaning and it still doesn't have a single blemish. The sound is excellent for the price (don't expect it to sound like Stradivarius, but it's very solid) and my instructor, with 45 years of experience, is impressed with the quality.

    I can't vouch for the electric abilities, I hooked it up to an amp once and it sounded OK, but that's as far as I've gone with it.

    Overall this is a solid buy and if you respect it and maintain it I think this violin is built to withstand decades of use.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
    3Decent Value: $300 violin with a $100 piezoelectric pickup attached
    I liked: Sound- decent acoustic sound box, jack works as advertised with Hi-Z connections.
    On the fence: Included Extras- bow and Strings are adequate, supplied rosin and case aren't.
    I didn't like: Craftsmanship- the A string tuning peg is loose, fine tuning pegs don't work at all, suspect that has something to do with the cheap steel strings. Lacquer/Paint work is sloppy.

    I'm replacing the included bow with a carbon fiber bow as soon as possible, and the cheap steel strings with something softer after that. It's a fair value for the price, but if you're serious about going electric you're going to have to spend $1000 more to get something decent. While the craftsmanship issues don't affect the sound quality, tuning it is more work than it should be.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    3Nice instrument that needs setup.
    By Dawn E. Aguiar
    The violin is beautiful. I ordered the blue and it really is stunning - much better and brighter than the pictures.

    However, it does need to be properly set up. The post hole at the bottom was drilled crookedly so the tailpiece popped out when the strings were tightened.

    I took it to our local music store. They re-drilled the hole, and shortened the strap for the tailpiece. Then they had to re-drill the holes in the pegs for the strings, as they were not in the right place. They treated the pegs, then also shaved down the bridge and installed a new parchment.

    Basically in order for the instrument to be usable it cost me $100.

    On the positive side, it sounds great for a relatively inexpensive violin. I haven't plugged in the pickup yet. Looking forward to trying it out.

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