Fiddlerman Concert Violin Review
How does the Apprentice compare with the Concert?
How does the Concert compare with the Artist?
The Fiddlerman Concert violin astounds with its big, open and clear sound. Players will immediately enjoy the deeper tones compared to the Apprentice Violin.
Each instrument starts from carefully selected aged tonewood, real ebony fittings, and the hand applied varnish brings out the natural beauty of the wood. The violin is well balanced across all the strings and Fiddlerman synthetic core strings deliver a wide tonal palette to draw from.
- Solid hand-carved, beautifully figured spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Carbon composite tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
- Hand-carved Despiau violin bridge
- European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Hand-rubbed, oil/spirit-based finish (no thick lacquer)
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 6 years
- Installed Fiddlerman Violin Strings (similar to Thomastik Dominants)
- Exceeds all Suzuki and MENC (Music Educators National Conference) standards
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Available in sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4 (Fractional sizes come with Prelude strings)
Fiddlerman Violin Bow Features
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Siberian horse hair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
Case: Sturdy light weight high-quality oblong violin case. Case includes straps, music pocket, storage compartments, four or two bow holders.
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Violin Bow
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest (1/8 and smaller sizes come with Muco SR-4 Violin Shoulder Rest)
Rosin: Fiddlerman Select Dark Rosin
Mute: Fiddlerman Rubber Practice Mute (not available for 1/2 and smaller sizes)
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10
The Fiddlershop Family
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the string instrument industry? We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. Our founder Pierre Holstein (a.k.a. "Fiddlerman") works directly with makers in many different countries to produce only the best for our customers. With over 40 years as a professional violinist in orchestras around the world, he brings unmatched expertise in music and business to everything we do.
Every Fiddlerman violin is set up and tested in our workshop to make sure it passes our rigorous 10-point inspection. Our incredibly talented team is here to help answer any questions you have, and make sure your instrument arrives safely.
Lifetime Structural Warranty
All Fiddlerman instrument outfits come with a lifetime structural warranty with free lifetime adjustments on the instrument, and a standard one year warranty on the included accessories. To learn more about our warranty policies, you can read about them here.
45-Day Hassle-free Returns
If you are not happy with your Fiddlerman instrument for any reason whatsoever, simply return it within 45 days. Read our full return policy here.
I told my husband, "If I had a violin, I think I could play it!" He said, "Go for it!" I ordered the Concert Violin Outfit after chatting with your staff; and when it came OMG it was packaged so beautiful and it is so beautiful! I almost cried! Thank you so much, and after one month of lessons my teacher said that was a years worth of learning....I am determined, and having too much fun! Thank you so much, Judy with Ozzie the Wonder Dog! PS...Ozzie comes in and listens while I practice
I am a 72 year old man who hasn't played the violin in over 30 years. After much research, I chose the Fiddlerman Concert Violin Outfit. It was everything and more than I expected. The sound and tone are amazing. It came shipped to me in perfect condition. I am playing the violin again better than ever before. Thank you Fiddlershop. In my opinion you are the best.
I ordered this violin not knowing what to expect. I've never played the instrument and decided to take up a new hobby during quarantine. I was amazed at all the purchase included. It really is a beginner kit. All the elements included are well made and easy to handle. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to start playing the instrument. It's a great value.
It looks and sounds beautiful! We love it! The case is also very very nice as well! My daughter and her violin teacher are very happy with it! Customer service staff are AMAZING as well! They worked to find a solution so that the box wouldn't come marked with fiddlershop on it (since it was a present for my daughter). Super impressed all around! Will definitely make all future purchases through them! Thank you!
Been looking at the Fiddlerman Violins for some time now, finally decided on the Concert Outfit....I'm impressed. Ordered on a Friday and it was in my hands (in Central Florida) the next day. The quality is excellent, I love it! Brought it with me to my next Violin Class (beginner) and my teacher loved it as well....I had her play it and she was astounded by the craftmanship and sound quality..She was looking thru the f hole to see the maker..lol. She also said it was one of the loudest and brightest sounding Violins she's played. I had made a few calls to the shop and asked some questions on the chat and everyone was very professional and answered all my questions. You'll have me as a repeat customer for sure!
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