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Our valued customers are so happy with their experience with Kennedy Violins, we regularly receive positive feedback we want to share with you. We are proud to provide musicians everywhere with both the highest quality products and our #1-rated, family-oriented, friendly service.

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Customer Testimonials

Hello, I'm a high school student who recently purchased a violin from Kennedy Violins. I ordered it on a Tuesday and it arrived on a friday! I'd just like to thank you for the amazing shipping convenience and the quick delivery! When I opened up the case I almost wanted to cry the violin was so beautiful. And I was even more excited when I heard the SOUND it produced! I must say, I have heard a lot of violins in my time of being in orchestra, and this one has blown me away. Once again, great service and quality craftsmanship! I'm completely satisfied with this instrument!

Thank you!

— Monica

I am writing because you helped me in the purchase of a violin for my daughter in the beginning of Feb.I would like to thank you-I spoke with her music teacher who was very impressed with the quality of the instrument. The violins he buys cost more and he has to set his own bridge/bridges(?) on them.Thanks so much. We were very impressed by this violin both with craftsmanship and sound quality.

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— Marla

Thank you for your wonderful service. We received our 1/2 size Kennedy Student Violin (just 1 day after ordering), and our daughter was so excited, she wanted to go show it to her violin teacher. Her teacher (who studied violin at a European Conservatory and is an extremely accomplished violinist) was amazed at the violin's quality of tone and beautiful resonance. Great workmanship and such a reasonable price!

Thanks so much.

— Bill and Pam

I just received my order and thank you, thank you. The violin is so beautiful, it's actually for my twin sister as a birthday present. She has always wanted to play when we were young but we did not have the money.


—  Ms. M.

Just a quick note to say how much I appreciated your customer service and quick response to what I felt was like an emergency situation. My daughter was ecstatic on Christmas morning at the sight of her new violin. We are very pleased with the violin we received and the explanation and information that you gave us over the phone.

Thanks again, sincerely,

— Melissa

Thank you for all your invaluable service through our process of purchasing our son's violin. We did receive the violin on Feb. 14th, and it became the prime focus for the day. It was a wonderful Valentine's surprise for our son. Today, Saturday the 18th our son took the instrument to his private instructor. Our son's instructor was very pleased with the violin. He said it had very good tonal qualities and was "very sweet sounding". He appreciated that it was set up very good, and after tuning played it beautifully. We are very happy with the violin that you chose for us, and we will gladly call you for future needs.

Thank you again,

— Mr. and Mrs. S.

The Carpini Violin was excellent and the strings made a wonderful enrichment to the sound. My son was just tickled at it and the purchase price, quality and excellent service made the experience one of remembrance and continued praise for you by word of mouth. Almost makes me want one for myself and begin to learn. I will continue to place my instrument needs with Kennedy Violins, and have already recommended you to friends. In summation, Thank you for your part in my sons musical nurturing.

Grace to you,

— Eric

I am just in total shock. The Ricard Bunnel violin outfit just arrived today ( March 29 ), it was expected April 4. Also, I just played the instrument and am pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sound. My old violin, the one I learned to play 60 years ago, is in for repairs (estimated at $1000), and will not be finished for many months. I thought I would get a violin from you to fool around with until my baby was repaired. Guess what, I am going to cancel the repairs. Your instrument will do just fine for this old man. Thanks for your excellent service and this quality violin.


— Bob D.

I just received the violin we purchased for our daughter, and I just want to tell you thank you for the prompt shipment. Gee that was fast! And the violin is beautiful! This is our 3rd one to buy, and it is by far the best! We will definitely use you for further purchases-you guys are awesome!


— Erika A. Ogden, UT

I wanted to say Thank you for your help in choosing a beginner violin for my daughter. There are few companies with such good personalized customer service. The replies to my questions were prompt, helpful and chatty. Then the violin arrived in such quick time that the whole process seems to have been excessively easy and good value. You are doing a great job!

I just received my daughter's 1/2-size beginner's violin. It is beautiful and, just as you promised, was set up and ready to play. Before purchasing I spoke with two different Kennedy reps, both of whom were knowledgeable, patient, and friendly in helping a novice like me decide to buy online, sight unseen. Exceptional service, indeed. Even when a rep was unavailable to pick-up the phone, my call was returned promptly. Such customer service is a rarity and a welcome surprise. If my daughter decides to stick with playing, I will come back to Kennedy for her future instrument needs.


— John O. Media, PA

The two violins arrived yesterday. They're in top shape and surprisingly resonant for their respective sizes. As a former Suzuki instructor, I'm impressed at the quality/price of such small beginner packages. I dreaded some of the rental outfits I was forced to introduce a child to years back. Now, my only two--and dearest--students are going to experience tone quality and do their tonalization exercises at levels comparable to what I do on a full-sized instrument. Thanks for your exceptional service.


— Michael

It was a Christmas to remember! My daughters will always remember opening their first violins on Christmas morning with such excitement. The toys were suddenly set aside as they gazed at these lovely instruments. Later on, I tuned them up and played them a bit (as best as I could- they are so small!) and was pleased with the sound quality (especially the half-size for my older daughter). The finish is impressive indeed for a student instrument. The KUN rests are so cute as well. With a little breathing time now over the holiday break, we will soon be starting to explore the wonderful world of the violin. I want to thank you for chatting with me on the phone and giving me your input. It is always nice to talk with a fellow string player. I know we'll be doing more business. Your prices on strings are quite good even with the US exchange. Thanks again and all the best for the new year.


— Penny H.

Just a quick note to let you all know that the violin I ordered on Wednesday, arrived at my home in Nova Scotia today, Friday, only two days later!! I do not believe that I have ever had anything delivered so quickly. Love the violin; everything was in great condition, and the violin looked even better than it did on the web site. I want to thank Jon for his quick responses to my emails as I researched the violin that I purchased, to Jeff for answering all my questions on the phone, and to Marissa for taking my order, doing a few extras, and fast tracking it to Nova Scotia. Your customer service is incredible; I will definitely recommend this site to my fiddle instructor; can't wait until she sees it.

Thank you once again.

— Allan T.

Just received my order today and had to write a note telling you how pleased I am with this little (1/16)violin! I have played for several years and wanted to get a little one for my 3 yr old son (he always tries to play mine).Ordering online, I was afraid it would be more like a toy but I am pleased and excited that it looks and sounds wonderful! The finish is especially beautiful. I am glad there are internet shops like yours that we can trust and at a price we can't believe! We'll be playing duets in no time! :)

Thank you again,

— Theresa D.

I recently purchased a Louis Carpini G1 violin outfit. It was the second violin I have purchased from Kennedy Violins, the first was a 1/2 size Bunnel for my granddaughter. I was so pleased with the quality of my granddaughter's violin that I decided to buy one for myself. By the way, I am 63 years old and just beginning to learn to play, and loving it. Anyway, my G1 arrived right on schedule and is a very beautiful instrument with a wonderful tone. My wife is an accomplished violinist and she was very impressed. In fact she was just practicing a duet with a young man who owns a $5000 violin and there was no discernable difference in the tones of the two violins. Thank you for offering such superb instruments at such reasonable prices.

— Spencer W.

To the people at Kennedy Violins, We wanted to thank you soooooo much for the violin we received yesterday. It is a work of art and my son is so excited to finally have it in his hands. Everything was exactly as you promised us that it would be and we really couldn't be more satisfied with our purchase. Robert, who is 8, brought it to school today to show his teacher and his classmates and they were all very impressed. Now to find him a teacher will be our next step.

Sincere thanks,

— Garth & Carla C. (and Robert too!)

Thank you very much, this is the best customer service I have received from any company. I really appreciate it.

Thank you,

— Patti A.

Hello Kennedy Violins! The Franke Henner violin arrived today safe and sound! It's beautiful( photo's don't do it justice) and has the warm sound I have been searching for. Thank you for the care in setting it up and packing it for the journey. Only had to tune the A and E strings, and not much out of tune at that. Sound post and bridge look great! Love the case and the bow! All around a great purchase. Thank you so much. Gotta get back to doing some playing!


— Angela T.

To whom it may concern,

I just received the G2 violin that I ordered from you. I am thrilled with it. It is a far better violin than I expected, The sound is wonderful. I am glad that I placed the order from you all.

I highly recommend your service and product. May GOD richly bless you, and your company.

Your Truly,

— Vonnie


I'm writing just to say thank you! I bought a violin for my daughter for her 6th birthday and I have to say I'm amazed by the quality of the instrument. I've already recommended your company to my student's. Thanks again for everything!

— Jen E.

I received my violin before Christmas and both I and my daughter were SO HAPPY! Thank you SO much to the person I talked to!!!! who took the order and expedited it right out. Happy new year.


— Kris

Dear Jon,

Just to let you know that the violin arrived safely today. It is fabulous! It has also been a wonderful experience being able to trust a fellow human being in a far away place in these very unstable times in the world. Once again thank you very much for all your trouble. Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!


— Jackie E.

Dear Jon, I just wanted to say thank you to your company for the great service and quick delivery of my daughter's new violin. We ordered on Sunday night and it arrived Tuesday morning. The violin is beautiful and she was very excited to receive it. It was just as promised and we are very happy. I will certainly recommend Kennedy Violins to everyone!

Thanks again,

— Lisa M.

Just writing to let you know that we received our Ricard Bunnel 1/8th violin as promised. Our sons teacher was very impressed with the quality of the sound from a violin of this size. We will most definitely continue to purchase the next size up violins from you. Thank you for offering such a great product at a reasonable price…

— Walter L.

Thank you. We received the viola yesterday and its beautiful!

— Nancy, Spotsylvania, VA

Thank you for your prompt shipping! The instruments arrived last Friday and the children are very excited about their new violins! We are passing your website on to all our friends and family.

Thank you!

— Mrs. Gale H.

Truly appreciate the awesome cello this was the best experience. We received a quality well tuned cello with an easy and good customer experience !!! I do not know anything about instruments but my daughter loves to play Cello so I was at a loss on where to shop and how to purchase an instrument. When we received the shipment I took the box over to my local Violins etc to have them look over the purchase. Steven who plays cello professionally said to let you know that you all offer a great cello for beginning students!!! Thanks again for the wonderful cello.

— Olga


I recently bought a Violin for my younger sister for Christmas, and the instrument is beautiful, as well as the outer case and bow. I had some problems with shipping, but was contacted quickly by Kennedy Violins, and the issue was resolved immediately. The people I was fortunate enough to talk to were kind and caring, and I wanted to thank Kennedy Violins for their professionalism. I would most certainly buy another violin from your business. 

— Greta T.

I got the violin and it looks really good. My wife and kid love it. Thanks for a good service. I am looking forward to seeing you again within a year for a half size.

— Richard D.


My purchase arrived ahead of schedule, and all appears to be in working order. your attentiveness to my order is most appreciated, and I anticipate becoming a repeat customer. Best of luck and happy holidays,

— Gary

Thank you so much for the speedy attention. My daughter Caitlyn will never forget this Christmas with her very first violin under the tree when she wakes up!>

God bless,

— RD

I received my new violin a few days ago and I have to tell you how pleased I am. It arrived in a timely fashion in a well protected box. I was very happy with the look and finish of my instrument, my instructor was also. Thank you for a quality violin for a great price.Now I can realize my dream of playing the violin.

Thanks again,

— Scott B. Malvern, Pa

The service and information was wonderful. Also, thanks for the response to my questions/comments about your web site—your response shows 1) how little I really know about the complexities of computers/programming, and 2) how committed you are to your work and customers. It is refreshing indeed. good luck and continued success>

— John R.

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. I am impressed with your website and feel like you are "someone" I can trust…though we have never met.

With heart-felt thanks,

— Sheryl R. writing for my son, Seth

We received the eighth size violin today and are totally delighted. It is well-made, correctly set up, just ready to be tuned. Fantastic. Also prompt delivery.


— Marthinus (The Musical Workshop).