2021 Guide: Best Violins Under $5,000

We’ve put together our top picks for the best violins under $5000. We’ve personally tested each of these instruments and can say without a doubt these are the top three choices for violins under $5000. We start with out number one choice and outline our reasons for choosing it and then go to our number two choice. Both of these instruments are great choices. Our third choice below is a distant third; we suggest staying in the top two violins of this guide.

OUR TOP CHOICE

1. Lazzaro Zucchi Violin★★★★★

The best choice for a student instrument under $5000.

$3,300.00

How We Chose Our Top Choice?

The Lazzaro Zucchi Violin is our top choice for the best violin under $5000. We chose it the be our number 1 pick based on craftsmanship and quality for the best violin under $5000. It was a tough call between our number 2 pick.

Please read our review of the Lazzaro Zucchi Violin.

OUR SECOND CHOICE

2. Giovanni Violin★★★★

The next best option for a student instrument under $5000.

$2,200.00

How We Chose Our Second Choice?

The Giovanni Violin is our second choice for the best violin under $5000. We chose it the be our number 2 pick based on craftsmanship and quality for the best violin under $5000. It was a tough call between our number 1 pick.

Please read our review of the Giovanni Violin.

OUR THIRD CHOICE

The last option for a student instrument under $5000.

$3,100.00

How We Chose Our Third Choice?

The Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Violin is our last choice for the best violin under $5000. We chose it the be our number 3 pick because we always seem to favor Antonio Strad instruments and thought you might want a third option. We have played this instrument and although they typically need to visit a local shop to be properly setup. They are fine instruments after being properly setup by a local luthier.