Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Violin Review
Ming-Jiang Zhu Model 909 Violin. Also called Model AAA. This violin is made by the Senior Master Luthiers at the Ming Jiang Zhu workshop and comes with a certificate. It is set up and tested by our professional luthiers in our Florida workshop and comes with a lifetime structural warranty and free lifetime adjustments.
Bridge: Professional level Despiau Three Tree or Aubert
Strings: Thomastik Vision. The strings chosen might differ depending on the characteristics of each instruments. For any string preference, please add a comment to your order.
Body Pattern: It comes standard as a Guarneri pattern, but can be ordered as a Strad upon request.
About the maker
The maker, Ming Jiang Zhu, is a "VSA" (Violin Society of America) gold medal winner! He has won the greatest number and highest level of awards in that highly prestigious international competition. He has become one of the most frequently awarded violinmakers in the world. Fiddlershop is proud to sell these fine instruments which would surely cost many times more if they came from any European country. This instrument is as beautiful to look at, as it is easy to play. It has all the wonderful qualities of a fine professional instrument and reminds me of the sound from fine Italian old violins.
At Fiddlershop we will personally go through these violins thoroughly and test/tune/adjust them before shipping out. The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box.
First off, I would like to thank the Fiddlershop team for providing me with a phenomenal instrument to create truly beautiful music. It's been a few days now and I cannot stop experimenting with different techniques. I ordered the Guarneri model, No. 2 due to the dark tones, and the ability to project when I need to. The weight is so light that it makes handling so effortless, and with the wonderful varnishing, it's a magnet for the eyes. I ordered the Pernambuco fittings to replace the original and it does not disappoint either with quality in a smoother sound. I currently have the Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow, and will also pick up the 3-Star Holstein Pernambuco Bow to complement as a main second bow. The team kept frequent communication with me and shipped my violin with care and precision. Overall, this has been one of the best experiences that I've had with purchasing a larger ticket item and with a forced mandatory work-from-home situation, I will be practicing quite a bit. If you are looking for a wonderful companion to generate beautiful sounds, then look no further with this attractive price point. Thanks, Fiddlershop! - Julian
First about the 909 itself. It took me about one week to "get to know" my new violin. At first it felt intimidating and unfamiliar, and then it warmed up to me and now seems an extension of some beautiful, warm, and passionate places within me. This violin is rather dark with a truly lovely tone, and also projects clear and powerfully. As far as the buying experience, I can't imagine better customer service. I spoke with several people at Fiddlershop and everyone was extremely helpful with every little concern and question I had. Hearing 3 different 909's being played for me on Youtube was critical in allaying my concerns and solidifying my choice.
First off, this violin is beautiful, pictures can't do it justice. Very light weight with wonderful sound and tone. Very happy with the violin and Fiddlershop.
I took this Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Violin on home trial just to see if it was any better than my current violin, which I thought was a pretty decent $2500 violin. Well, the difference was amazing! The resonance across all 4 strings blew me away. Also the finish and workmanship is very good. Overall I am very happy with my new violin!
Excellent! From pre-purchase to receiving the instrument. The violin sounds much better than expected as promised. The shipment was delivered before promised date. Thank you for a great buying experience.
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