Instrument Spotlight: Fiddlerman Apprentice vs. Fiddlerman Concert Violin
Can You Tell the Difference?
By Jasmine Reese - Out of all the violin brands we sell here at Fiddlershop, some of our absolute favorites come from the Fiddlerman, Tower, and Holstein lines. For an affordable price, these bench-made and Fiddlerman curated violins, violas, cellos, and double basses offer a powerful, mature, and quality sound with a beautiful exterior.
Today, we'll focus on two of our Fiddlerman violins: the Apprentice and Concert. Both violins have been available at our shop for years now. However, they recently received some exterior and interior upgrades, further securing their spot as top starter instruments for new and continuing students.
Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin Outfit
The Apprentice has a warm, smooth sound. It handles higher notes well. Don't let the price fool you! Its beautiful, dark varnish and quality sound will make people ask, "How expensive was that violin?"
I remember when I bought my first violin. For the same price as the Apprentice, I received a bridge with a straight horizontal cut, subpar pegs, a crooked tailpiece, and a wonky bow. How embarrassing when I walked into my first violin lesson! It wasn't playable!
But we've come a long way in this industry. Thanks to Fiddlershop's famous 10-point inspection, and the experts on our team who say "NO" to poor performing instruments, people can now start out on truly one of the best beginner violins on the market, today.
The outfit includes a carbon fiber bow with durable Siberian horsehair, an oblong case, practice mute, polishing cloth, Fiddlerman rosin, and a shoulder rest.
You think that's wonderful? For just $100 more, you can get the Concert violin.
Fiddlerman Concert Violin Outfit
Our Concert violin outfit breaks all misconceptions about affordable instruments. With its big and bold sound, it'll mesh just fine with the sounds of more expensive instruments in your local community orchestra.
Pierre Holstein, aka Fiddlerman, tested both violins, and Fiddlershop takes pride in providing powerful instruments to musicians of all levels. The Concert violin is an excellent choice for intermediate to advanced players.
If a more expensive instrument isn't an option at the moment, an advanced player will love the sound, playability, balance, and beauty of the Fiddlerman Concert violin.
Just like the Apprentice, this outfit includes a case, bow, shoulder rest, rosin, polishing cloth, and an ultra practice mute.
Watch Michael O'Gieblyn demonstrate the tone of each instrument below.