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Monoprice Musical Instruments Sale: 4/4 Violin $70 + Shipping, Bb Clarinet $84, Bb Trumpet $110, Eb Sax $190 & More

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Last Edited by BeAuMaN September 22, 2016 at 08:15 PM
Hey guys, didn't see this posted yet.

Monoprice is currently having a sale on various musical instruments and select accessories until 9/27. It looks like coupon code MIDWEEK (expires 9/22) can be applied for an extra 15% off of some already great prices. EDIT: Monoprice has added most, perhaps all, of the items in this sale to the coupon's exclusions list. Hope you guys got orders in before!

http://www.monoprice.com/search/i...nstruments

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Shipping seems to start at around $10. Happy playing!
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For what it's worth, many of the reviews I have read on these Monoprice instruments are so-so. Most said that the quality was par at best, and that if you or your kid was serious about playing you were better off getting something else. Keep in mind I never owned one personally. At the time I was searching for a flute for my son for band.
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Quote from CodeChimp View Post :
For what it's worth, many of the reviews I have read on these Monoprice instruments are so-so. Most said that the quality was par at best, and that if you or your kid was serious about playing you were better off getting something else. Keep in mind I never owned one personally. At the time I was searching for a flute for my son for band.
Agreed. Even a decent student violin can easily run $1000-1500, so I wouldn't expect much at all for <$100. That being said, it's a good starting point for someone starting out who's not sure yet if they want to continue long term. You can always upgrade to something better if/when you're ready.
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A decent case could be made that these are perfect for the beginning (child) player. If you need a better instrument at a later date, then you can purchase one. If the child gives up the instrument, then you aren't out that much money. Many eons ago, that's what my parents did when i took up saxophone. Bought a cheap used one for my elementary years. Once it became evident that I was 1) going to stick with the sax and 2) a pretty good player, they bought a pro level horn once I got into Junior High
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I really hate posts like this. Please don't list a price but picture an item that is a different price and in this case the highest one in the list. Maybe I am the only one it bugs.
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Is the quality to the point that the instruments are actually functional? I know there are several cheap instruments on ebay, and people rationalize the cheap device will serve as a trial towards a bigger jump, only to find the instrument is cheap to the point of worthlessness.
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No viola
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A decent case could be made that these are perfect for the beginning (child) player. If you need a better instrument at a later date, then you can purchase one. If the child gives up the instrument, then you aren't out that much money. Many eons ago, that's what my parents did when i took up saxophone. Bought a cheap used one for my elementary years. Once it became evident that I was 1) going to stick with the sax and 2) a pretty good player, they bought a pro level horn once I got into Junior High
No no no no! Rent an instrument if you're not sure. An instrument of this quality is likely to singlehandedly discourage a child from continuing simply due to the difficulty of producing a decent sound. They will sound worse due to no fault of their own and likely quit.

For just a little more money, you can rent an actual functional instrument from a reputable store and do the same thing, without setting a student up for failure before they even play their first note. Don't buy this garbage!
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I bought a Monoprice guitar for about $100 and it is surprisingly good. Better than a $400 Washburn I have.
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I'm seeing 7 ratings (5 stars) for the violin...here's a description from Monoprice:

With its Carved Solid Spruce Top, Flamed Maple back & sides, and Ebony appointments, the Monoprice 609610 4/4 Flamed Maple Violin looks as good as it plays!

Why buy your band instruments from Monoprice?

Many school band directors reflexively dismiss band instruments made in China, preferring to point parents to the entry-level instruments from the major brands. This ignores the fact that the entry-level instruments from the major brands are also made in China!

The country of origin therefore is NOT an indicator of the quality of an instrument and whether it will sound and play properly. One of the best indicators of an instrument's quality however, is how well the company stands behind their instruments.

Monoprice stands behind EVERY product we sell with a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, return it within 30 days for a full refund.

Additionally we stand behind every instrument we sell with a 1 year warranty. If the performance of the instrument changes over time, if you notice a problem that you didn't notice before, if it breaks from normal use, simply return it and receive a new replacement in exchange.

So do not be dissuaded by naysayers, who admittedly have not tried Monoprice Pro Audio products! You can purchase with total confidence that your investment will not be wasted and that the investment will be considerably less than if the instrument wears a major name brand logo.

Features:

CARVED SOLID SPRUCE TOP Ebony fingerboard, chinrest, and pegs
Flamed Maple carved back and sides
Perlon strings (synthetic Gut) – Longer life, better tuning, projected tone
Hygrometer built in case
Includes 4 Fine Tuners
French made Aubert bridge - Warmer tone
Case will hold multiple bows for different playing styles
Includes Rosin and case shoulder strap
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I've played Violin for years now, and i have bought myself one that is actually good. However, i've always wanted to learn how to play the flute, would this flute here be any good for me, since i've never played a wind instrument. Can anyone vouch for this flute they are selling or other sales around 150? I don't know much about wind instruments, so any thing will help. Thank you!
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"To the Asian parents out there, get your kids cameras instead of violins and we'll be all good!" –Alan Yang
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Violin (609610) is on the excluded list
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not getting the coupon to apply
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Quote from Friendlyx View Post :
I've played Violin for years now, and i have bought myself one that is actually good. However, i've always wanted to learn how to play the flute, would this flute here be any good for me, since i've never played a wind instrument. Can anyone vouch for this flute they are selling or other sales around 150? I don't know much about wind instruments, so any thing will help. Thank you!
Comment from DustBoogie explain why not to get cheap instrument. Instead, rent a good one (probably around $30~$50 a month depend on the instrument) to try it out.

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No no no no! Rent an instrument if you're not sure. An instrument of this quality is likely to singlehandedly discourage a child from continuing simply due to the difficulty of producing a decent sound. They will sound worse due to no fault of their own and likely quit.

For just a little more money, you can rent an actual functional instrument from a reputable store and do the same thing, without setting a student up for failure before they even play their first note. Don't buy this garbage!
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