Violins Under $1000
Franz Helmer, $350
The Franz Helmer represents an excellent value for the beginning student. These violins come from finer Chinese workshops, set-up and adjusted at Gailes Violin Shop. Featuring inlaid purfling and ebony fittings and offering good playability and a quick and easy response, Franz Helmer/GVS instruments are available from size 1/16 to full-size at various price points.
Calin Wultur #4
K501, KR20 (pictures currently unavailable)