McNeela Virtuoso Violin

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“I've been a violinist for six years now, and the virtuoso violin is truly a standout! ”

— Mj D

McNeela Virtuoso Violin

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Key Features

  • 40+ Years of Superior Service
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Reduced Priority Worldwide Shipping Rate
  • 30 Day "Try At Home" Guarantee
  • No Quibble Returns
  • Questions? Contact Us Here

“I've been a violinist for six years now, and the virtuoso violin is truly a standout! ”

— Mj D

We're dedicated to exceptional service and quality. With over 5,000 delighted 5-star reviews, you can trust in our commitment to your musical journey. Your complete satisfaction is our standard.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, which is why we offer a hassle-free 30-day “Try At Home” returns policy.
By Musicians for Musicians
McNeela Music Instruments, founded by Paraic McNeela and Irish family owned and operated to this day, is a brand with a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of fellow musicians. Paraic established McNeela Music Instruments over 40 years ago with a dedication to providing exceptional instruments. McNeela Music continues to thrive as a brand driven by the love and appreciation for music.
Reduced Priority Shipping Worldwide
We understand that music knows no boundaries. That's why we offer Priority Shipping to the US, UK, Europe and Rest of World at a reduced rate, to bring our exceptional musical instruments and accessories to musicians around the globe. No matter where you are, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping with us and having your chosen items carefully delivered to your doorstep.
World class aftercare service
At McNeela Music, our commitment to our customers goes far beyond the initial purchase. We believe in providing world-class after-sales service to ensure that your experience with our musical instruments is nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you choose McNeela Music, you become part of our musical community, and we are dedicated to supporting you at every step of the way. Got a Question? Ask it here and we’ll respond very quickly!

Product Description


The McNeela Virtuoso Violin

Introducing the McNeela Virtuoso Violin. Designed for the intermediate to advanced musician, to truly elevate your playing, the Virtuoso is expertly crafted to bring you the very best musical experience.

The Virtuoso Violin demonstrates the pinnacle of traditional violin craftsmanship. Handcrafted from the finest tonewoods, with an oil varnished finish, its classic design is based on the iconic Messiah Stradivarius of 1716 by master luthier, Antonio Stradivari.

If you’ve reached a crossroads on your musical journey and want to take the next step, this is the violin for you. From its exceptional tone to its stunning good looks, this premium violin offers a luxury playing experience right from your very first note.

Key Qualities

  • Responsive, well balanced instrument
  • Fast action
  • Exceptional tonal range
  • Rich, vibrant, well rounded tone

Features of the McNeela Virtuoso Violin

  • Handmade
  • Crafted from solid European wood, aged for 20 years
  • Solid flamed spruce top
  • Flamed maple back & sides
  • Oil varnished finish
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Despiau bridge
  • Design based on Messiah 1716 Stradivarius

Bonus Extras

  • Premium violin case
  • Carbon fibre bow
  • Hidersine 3V Rosin
  • 14 day money back trial
  • One year guarantee



Type: Stradivarius
Size: 4/4
Top: Solid flamed spruce
Back: Maple
Side: Maple

Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony

Tuning Pegs: Ebony

Tailpiece: Ebony
Chin Rest: Ebony
Fine Tuners: 4 x silver
Bridge: Maple
Bridge Height: 35mm

The McNeela Virtuoso Violin features a bridge produced by the Despiau Chevalets in France.

These French luthiers select the best quality maple wood and their bridges are treated with natural products which protect the wood and enhance its acoustic qualities.


Case: Oxford Velvet Wooden Hard Case

Rosin: Hidersine 3V Rosin

Strings: Infeld Blue

Bow: Carbon Fibre

We have paired the Virtuoso with a round 65g carbon fibre bow with excellent balance and weight distribution that perfectly complements the responsiveness of the instrument itself.

It’s perfect for playing ornamentation, or for rapid passages that require great dexterity. Equally it can handle slower, more expressive pieces like a dream.

Learn more about choosing the right violin bow, and explore our full range of wooden and carbon fibre bows.


Luxury Quality

paraic-mcneela-fiddle-workshop-maestro-violin.jpgAt McNeela Instruments we are committed to providing our customers with the best quality instruments at the most accessible prices, and the Virtuoso is no exception.

Premium violins can cost thousands, but we’re offering this one at an unbeatable price so you can enjoy all the benefits of an expertly crafted, handmade instrument, without the excessive cost. It’s exceptional value!

From its superb tone to its stunning good looks, the Virtuoso offers a true luxury playing experience at a fraction of the cost.

Superior Finish & Sound

Oil varnished for a stunning finish, this is an instrument that looks as good as it sounds.

Handcrafted from aged maple and spruce, the Virtuoso offers a beautiful resonant tone, as well as a superb response - perfect for the needs of advanced players.

The quality tonewoods give the violin a truly special character, and optimum sound.

Infeld Blue Strings

The playability, sound and quality of a violin all depend on the strings that it’s fitted with. That's why at McNeela Instruments we use only the best quality strings.

The quality of the strings is one of the factors that has the greatest impact on the sound an instrument produces.

Learn more about choosing the right violin strings.

Elevate Your Playing

The McNeela Virtuoso Violin is the perfect fit for the intermediate to advanced violin player. Crafted to the highest standard, it's perfect for musicians who are ready to advance and master their instrument.

A Worthy Investment

The McNeela Virtuoso Violin has been built with durability in mind, making it a reliable long lasting investment that will continue to improve with age. The more you play it, the better it will sound!

To completely put your mind at ease, we proudly offer a one year guarantee on all new violins for sale, against any material defects arising from the product. Beyond one year, we will still happily service your violin, should the need arise.

Additionally, if you're unsatisfied for any reason whatsoever, we offer a full unconditional money-back guarantee for 14 days from the day you receive your McNeela Violin.

Violin Care Tips

Learn to correctly care for your violin to protect your investment and ensure your new instrument stays in top condition for longer.


  • When not playing your violin, always store it in its hard case with the lid fastened.
  • Remember to remove your shoulder rest before storing your instrument.


  • Like most musical instruments, violins hate extremes of temperature and humidity.
  • Extremes of temperature or extreme fluctuations of temperature, may cause the wood to warp, affecting your tuning pegs and the intonation of the strings.


  • Humidity must also be kept constant (not too high, not too low).
  • If you live in a very dry climate or somewhere with long, dry Winters, you might want to consider investing in a humidifier.

Extra Care

  • Hold the violin at the neck, not at the body. Oils in our hands and fingers can damage the finish of the wood.
  • Wipe your violin down with a dry, microfibre cloth after playing. This will help to prevent a build up of rosin and remove any oils from the body.
  • Check the bridge placement before and after tuning.
  • Bring your violin to a professional luthier to be cleaned. Never try to clean it yourself using water or cleaning products.

Click here to learn more about how to care for your violin: McNeela Violin Care & Maintenance Tips


Good to Know:

  • 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the Virtuoso Violin. See our Shipping & Returns Policy.
  • One year warranty. All our new violins offer a one year guarantee for parts and service.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • Option for FedEx 4-6 day shipping (enquire here)

All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)


Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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