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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.
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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!
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.
Responsive, well balanced instrument
Exceptional tonal range
Rich, vibrant, well rounded tone
Features of the McNeela Virtuoso Violin
Crafted from solid European wood, aged for 20 years
Solid flamed spruce top
Flamed maple back & sides
Oil varnished finish
Design based on Messiah 1716 Stradivarius
Premium violin case
Carbon fibre bow
Hidersine 3V Rosin
14 day money back trial
One year guarantee
Body Type: Stradivarius Size: 4/4 Top: Solid flamed spruce Back: Maple Side: Maple
Neck Neck: Maple Fingerboard: Ebony
Head Tuning Pegs: Ebony
Parts 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.
At 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.
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.
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.
McNeela Music was founded by Paraic McNeela, an Irish musician and enthusiast with a passion for providing high-quality musical instruments and accessories.
What modes of payments does McNeela Music accept?
McNeela Music offers a secure risk free payment experience. All Credit and Debit cards are accepted. Additionally, Paypal is also accepted at McNeela Music.
Does McNeela Music ship to my location?
Yes, McNeela Music ships worldwide, allowing musicians from different countries to enjoy their products and services. McNeela Music offers fast shipping to the United States, United Kingdom, and Rest of the world at a reduced rate, ensuring prompt delivery to customers around the globe.
When will my product be shipped?
McNeela Music strives to provide efficient order processing and shipping. In most cases, orders are shipped the same day or the next day after they are placed. If you place an order on a weekend, it will be shipped on the next working day. Our goal is to ensure prompt delivery and get your musical instruments and accessories to you as quickly as possible. Please note that shipping times may vary depending on the destination and the shipping method selected during checkout.
How are shipping costs calculated?
Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout page based on various factors, including the destination country, package weight, and chosen shipping method. This ensures accurate and transparent pricing for customers.
How can I track my order from McNeela Music?
Once your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email from McNeelaMusic. This email will contain a tracking number and instructions on how to track your package. If you cannot locate the email, please check your spam or junk folder as it may have been filtered there. If you still cannot find the tracking number, please reach out to our customer support at by Clicking Here.
What is the return policy at McNeela Music?
At McNeela Music, we strive to provide our customers with high-quality musical instruments and accessories. We offer a 30-day “Try-At-Home” return policy. We take great care in ensuring that our products are in excellent condition and carefully packed before being shipped.
Are the products at McNeela Music suitable for beginners?
Yes, McNeela Music caters to musicians of all skill levels, including beginners. They offer instruments and resources specifically designed to support newcomers on their musical journey.
How can I contact McNeela Music for further assistance?