As a parent, knowing your child wants to learn to play an instrument is an exciting adventure for you both. And your child's success depends on having a quality violin, viola, cello or stringed bass. It's hard enough to learn to play, the instrument should never be an obstacle. But parents also know quality isn't the only factor, as kids will be kids. So durability is key to choosing the right brand, and that's why the Pfretzschner line was created over 50 years ago. We're proud that educators across the country score our stringed instruments at a solid A+ for providing what students deserve and parents expect, an expertly-crafted, premium instrument set-up for optimum playability with top quality fittings, and backed by service all at an affordable price.