Franz Hoffmann Violin Review: The Etude Violin. A $200.00 steal IMO!
In Summary, the Franz Hoffmann is a violin that is beautiful in looks and sound. It is a solid, well-made instrument that is excellent for beginners to late intermediate players. I do recommend replacing the strings, but consider this one of the best violins in it's price category.
-Toshira Violin Case
-Imported Brazilwood Violin Bow
-Everest EZ Series Shoulder Rest
I've alluded to this in many of my violin reviews before but please don't spend less on your student's violin than you do for: a trip to the salon, a month of cell-phone bills, filling up your vehicle with gas, a day on the greens, or a night out at the local steak house.