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For over 35 years, Claire Givens Violins has worked in close collaboration with select makers around the world to develop collections which meet our demanding specifications for craftsmanship, materials, consistency, and dependability. This gives the player the best sound and response. We believe that a quality selection and professional set-up is the path to a great sound.

  • Entry level - to $4,000

    Claire Givens Violins has a fine selection of violins from $600 to $4,000.00 for the entry level player. From workshops across the globe, these instruments are strictly held to the same exacting standards of craftsmanship as our professional quality instruments. As a result, we accept only the finest instruments coming out of these workshops. In addition, they also receive the same care in the adjusting and custom set-up that the Givens workshop offers. Here lies a great selection of instruments that allows for the proper technical development necessary to create the best sound for the entry level player.

  • Intermediate - $4,000-$12,000

    Claire Givens Violins has a fine selection of violins from $4,000.00 to $12,000.00 for the intermediate player. Within this price range, the intermediate player will be very well satisfied. Here are some of the finest workshop instruments available as well as some very good work from up-and-coming master makers. One can expect a superior quality and complexity of tone from this price range which will challenge and inspire the musical development of the growing musician.

  • Advanced - $12,000-$20,000

    Claire Givens Violins has a fine selection of violins from $12,000.00 to $20,000.00 for the advanced player. Advanced players with a high level of technical and musical proficiency will find their discerning ears satisfied within this range of instruments. Here are instruments from highly regarded makers of today and of the last few centuries. These are works of exceptional craftsmanship that will provide the tone, playability, and expressiveness which young aspiring professionals and serious amateurs alike, demand.

  • Professional - $20,000 and up

    Claire Givens Violins has a fine selection of violins from $20,000.00 for the professional level player. In this price range you will find the finest and rarest violins that Givens Violins has to offer. These instruments come from historically significant makers known for producing the highest quality instruments that are available on the market. The level of craftsmanship, tonal qualities, power and expressiveness of each of these extraordinary instruments support the challenges faced by the most demanding and discriminating player.

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