Thank you for purchasing this fine Yamaha instrument. Before You Start…… In order to maximize performance, and to ensure safety at all times, we recommend you read through this manual thoroughly before playing your instrument. Taking Care of Your Instrument Please follow the guidelines set out below to prolong the lifetime of your violin.
Cautions Relating to the Instrument The instrument’s body is made from natural woods (spruce, maple, ebony, etc.) that are held together with glue. For this reason, there may be some cases in which sudden changes in temperature or humidity cause the glue to fail, or tuning or performance related prob- lems.
Nomenclature Peg Box Scroll Tuning Pegs Fingerboard 3rd string 4th string Neck Bridge 2nd string Chin Rest 1st string Rib (Side) “ f ” hole Corner Purfling Tailpiece wire Back Fine Tuner Endpin Tailpiece Saddle * Part shapes may differ according to the model (model no.). * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Before Playing the Instrument ■ About the Bridge The instrument is shipped from the workshop with its bridge properly set and aligned on the instrument’s top. After confirming that the bridge is in proper alignment, tune the instrument. • Four notches in the bridge provide proper spacing between the strings. Make sure that each string is set in its corresponding groove as shown in the illustration below.
Before Playing the Instrument • Make sure that the side of the bridge facing the tailpiece is standing at a right angle to the top of the instrument. If the bridge is leaning either direction, place the instrument on a stable surface, slightly loosen the strings then using both hands, gently adjust the bridge’s angle.
Before Playing the Instrument • The fine tuner on the 1st string can be used for fine tuning the pitch of the string. Caution • When tuning the strings, do not over loosen or over tighten the ﬁ ne tuner. Doing so may result in damage to the instrument, or cause noise during performance.
Changing Strings As the strings get old, sound quality will gradually decrease, and it will become difﬁ cult to tune the instrument. Change the strings as soon as you think they are getting old. Always change strings one at a time, even when changing all of the strings. Caution •...
Changing Strings • Hook the loop end of the 1st string (E) onto the hook on the fine tuner. [Attaching the 1st String (E)] Loop end Fine Tuner String Fine Tuner Loop end Tailpiece Caution Tailpiece wire • Make sure that the endpin is in- Tailpiece serted completely into the violin.
Changing Strings If the 1st string (E) is ﬁ tted with a protective tube, either remove the tube or position the tube so that it does not hinder string vibration as shown in the illustration below. Protective tube Protective tube [Positioning the protective tube on the bridge] Use a piano, tuning fork, tuner, etc., and adjust the pitch of each string using the tuning pegs.