1201 Marquette Ave. Suite 150
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
The Andrea Alberti Model at
Claire Givens Violins
The Andrea Alberti violins, violas and cellos are handcrafted to our specifications in Beijing. Our workshop completes the set-up of each Andrea Alberti violin, viola and cello. We carve and fit the bridge and soundpost, dress the fingerboard, fit the pegs, adjust the sound, and use high quality strings. Each set up includes a wood chin rest and a tail piece with 4 integral tuners.
Instruments: Outfit Prices:
Violins $780.00 $1,000.00 (w/ Carbon Fiber bow and Bobelock shaped case)
Violas $820.00 $1,150.00 (w/ Carbon Fiber Bow and Bobelock shaped case)
Cellos $1,975.00 $2,380.00 (w/ Carbon Fiber bow and hardshell Cocoon case)
*Outfits include the instrument, a carbon fiber bow and a case, plus rosin and a cleaning cloth. This is the cost before tax is applied. Case upgrades are available at an additional cost.
Violins: 1/8 – 4/4
Violas: 15” – 16 1/2” (we do offer the Albert violas in smaller sizes, available upon request)
Cellos: 1/4 – 4/4
“[The Alberti instruments] are well made and attractive. The package deal is fabulous with a violin carbon fiber bow and case. It can’t be beat.”
–Tim McCollum, director of the high school orchestra and an elementary school string teacher in
“The value of the Alberti violins is excellent. The sound is rich and the quality of the workmanship is excellent.”
–Barbara Molinare, private violin teacher in the Twin Cities metro area.
“For the money [an Alberti] is a much better instrument than a rental. It’s easy to tell parents it will hold its value, but the main thing is they sound better and students can tell.”
–Lori Carlson, public school orchestra teacher in Winona, MN.
Givens Violins Trade-In Policy
Instruments purchased from Claire Givens Violins are accepted in trade at 100% of the purchase price toward a better instrument provided the instrument has been properly maintained. For complete details.
Any instrument or bow purchased from Givens Violins will be accepted for consignment. Instruments purchased elsewhere are given careful consideration for consignment sale. All arrangements are kept strictly confidential.
For the parent of an advancing string player who will graduate to a better level of instrument in the future, this is a significant benefit.