The Lauro Matteo violin is one of my favorite instruments for students with less than $500 to spend. I have played literally hundreds of violins over the years in this price range, and the sound of the Matteo violin makes it stand out from the crowd.
I remember the first time I played the Lauro Matteo--I was seriously blown away with the quality for the price! Students are similarly amazed at the sound quality compared to other instruments they've tried.
My goal is to help students achieve their dreams on the violin, and having a top-quality instrument like the Matteo is an excellent start!
This package could easily sell for over $750 at retail shops.
Description by Michael Sanchez
CEO of Superior Violins, Violin Tutor Pro and Author of "Fiddle for Dummies"
1. High-quality fiberglass bow (much better than standard fiberglass bows)
2. High-quality foam case with nice felt interior
3. Backpack straps
4. Case pouch for music storage
5. Rosin block
"This violin is incredible for the cost. I had previously purchased another violin from a local store for just under what I paid for this, and it was horrible. The Matteo holds its tune beautifully, and sounds great. The bow is very nice to use, and the case is also of excellent quality. It is by far the best violin I have found in this price range."
"The Matteo is exactly what I was looking for. A nice beginner violin that will sound great under my ears. I brought it to my family for the first time to play it and they were amazed at the sound compared to my last violin."
"I was very impressed with this violin as it sounded really good! It was the perfect instrument for a total newbie like myself."
30-Day Return Policy
All our instruments and bows are covered by a 30-day return policy. If, for whatever reason you are unhappy with the instrument, or bow you purchase from us, you can contact us to request a full refund.
We offer a full equity trade-in option for any instruments and bows you have purchased from us. We take the amount you paid, minus any damages, and give you this equity to apply towards any instrument or bow of equal or greater value. Contact us to coordinate a trade-in.
Does the Matteo come with everything I need to learn?
"I have included not only the great sounding instrument in this package, but also a nice bow which makes a big difference in the quality of sound the violin can produce. The case is top-of-the-line for this price range, rosin, and very sturdy for a foam case."
How can I be sure the Matteo is a good value?
"I am a violin teacher first, and would never want to ship you something that I wouldn't want any of my new students to play. I have chosen this instrument from many others out there, which is why you won't see 100 different violins on my site. I always strongly consider price vs. sound value when choosing what violins to promote, and the Matteo is the best one I have found under $500. To settle any concerns you may have, I would love to ship you the violin first before you purchase it (Try-Before-You-Buy), so that you can see for yourself how great this violin is. Truthfully, if you were to compare this violin to others in the same price range, you would end up choosing the Matteo because of the sound quality. I also make sure I ship it to you with great setup, so it's ready to play when you first take it out of the case!"
Should I consider a more expensive instrument?
"There are many factors to consider when choosing your price range. You can always start with this violin and then upgrade later to a more expensive instrument. A more expensive instrument will typically have more richness and depth of sound, but that doesn't mean this violin doesn't sound good as well. The more you progress on the violin, the more you'll appreciate a more expensive violin, but for most beginners this instrument is a great fit. Some people like to start on a great instrument right away, which does go a long way in how much you are willing to practice! If this is the case, take a look at some of my other recommendations which are all available on a try-before-you-buy basis."
What Makes Superior Violins Different?
"I make it a point to be as personal with every student as I can. I run this entire website myself, and only have two others that assist me with orders. This gives me a special touch that you will not get with most other sites. If you contact us, you'll sense the personal touch that we strive to create even as an online store. Live chat us any time, so we can help you through the process of not only obtaining an instrument, but the experience of progressing with the most beautiful instrument in the world, the violin!"