These violins are sourced from local retailers in South Africa. All of these are ‘student’ range models, that are available from us as well, have been improved on with completed setup & better strings. They can be bought “as is” but we prefer not to so that you can enjoy the learning and playing experience without compromise. Playing or learning on a violin rthat has not been setup and regulated is a pain and straight out difficult. That is why we prefer not to sell them as is.