Carlo Lamberti™ Sonata Violin
Carlo Lamberti™ Sonata Violin
Carlo Lamberti™ Sonata Violin
Carlo Lamberti™ Sonata Violin

Carlo Lamberti

Carlo Lamberti™ Sonata Violin

Sale price$700.00
SKU: LV1144
In stock




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Hand-crafted by our Shar Beijing Workshop then set-up our Shar Ann Arbor Workshop, the Lamberti™ Sonata has raised the bar for intermediate level violins. Our Carlo Lamberti™ model LV11 provides exactly what a player expects from a high quality Chinese violin from Shar: impressive performance, a beautiful finish, and an outstanding value. Set-up in the Shar workshop with premium fittings and strings. 4/4 to 1/8 sizes. Does not include bow and case.

"This violin will allow advancing small students to make rapid progress with tone development and fast passage. Its powerful and rich tone will delight and surprise a deserving student, especially one who has grown used to the limitations of their present violin."
- Charles AvSharian, Shar CEO

"Why do I love the Lamberti violins? Because they allow my students to have a bright, clear-sounding instrument that both projects and is very sweet to the ear. Parents will enjoy hearing their child practice all afternoon on this violin and so will the student."
- Rebecca Appert, Violinist, Teacher and Shar Violin Shop Specialist

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that Shar has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

This Carlo Lamberti violin does not come with any accessories, it is the violin only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Sue Lewis

Well, we are disappointed that the violin arrived incomplete. It does sound nice on the strings tat were ok.

Good violin

Before writing a review I wanted to have a decent amount of time with the Sonata. I've had my violin for about 5 months now. The more I play it the more I like it. I haven't been playing that long, but the sound is so much better than the no-name violin I had for the first 3 months of lessons I noticed the difference right away. And I'm not alone, my dog started staying in the same room when I practice, high praise. Again, I'm new and don't really know the proper terminology for describing sound, but here goes my humble attempt. After playing it a short time I noticed when I played a G on the D string the G string starts to resonate along with it, same with the D played on the A string. It gives it a nice rich tone to my inexperienced ear. I picked up my other violin today and it doesn't compare. Originally, when I purchased the Sonata I had planned to upgrade to a better violin as I got better, and have even been saving for one. However, I like the Sonata so much I can't see a need for a more expensive violin in the near future.


I bought a 1/8 size Carlo Lamberti Sonata violin from Shar as a trade-in. I really didn't want my wife to know I had shelled out several hundred dollars for such a tiny violin! In retrospect, I think this 1/8 size violin is well worth the $500 list price. The violin top is hand-carved. The sound is astonishingly full for such a tiny instrument. There is just as much quality workmanship involved in building this little instrument as there is in building a larger size student violin. Most importantly, our 3 year old granddaughter loves "playing" on this little violin. We own smaller violins whose sound quality really tends to discourage little kids, especially when they hear an older person playing a big violin. This little Carlo Lamberti Sonata is a different story. Our year-and-a-half old grandson is as attracted to this 1/8 size violin as is his 3 year old sister. If I could put a dollar price on motivation, this little violin would be worth every cent I paid for it. I suspect that Leopold Mozart had a small violin of this quality for his son, Wolfgang!

Son Nguyen

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I have been playing on this violin for 4 years now I love the quality and the tone it makes the music come alive when you play it i will be going to college this year so i have to say good by to the a really good violin. My teachers love my instrument the would recommend it to anybody.

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