Benning AC2 violin, 4-string, acoustic, 2007. $800.
Benning Violins is a highly respected shop in Studio City, California, whose handbuilt instruments sell for many thousands of dollars. This instrument, however, is from Benning's student line and was built overseas by a provider like Eastman. That being said, it's a very nice student violin built of high-quality woods that is well set up and sounds great for the price. Spruce top; highly figured maple back and sides; ebony fittings. Fully acoustic (no pickup, although I can perhaps add a Fishman pickup for a small consideration). Bow and hardshell case included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. 48-hour approval period. $800 plus shipping.