Review of the Fiddlerman OB1 Violin
What does B-stock mean?
Every now and then we receive an instrument from our workshop with a visual imperfection. The instrument might have a small nick, scratch or a miss-coloration in the varnish. These visual issues do not affect the performance or playability of the instrument. However, we would never put these instruments into our regular inventory.
Just like every other Fiddlerman instrument we sell, this instrument is set up to perfection by our talented luthiers and is covered by our lifetime structural warranty.
We have a limited stock of these instruments. Every instrument has a different imperfection. Please find attached pictures for examples of these visual flaws.
Fiddlerman OB1 Violin Specifications
- Solid-carved slightly flamed spruce and maple tone woods
- 100% Ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Carbon tailpiece with 4x fine tuners
- Hand-carved french Aubert or Teller bridge
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Spirit-based durable dark brown finish (no thick lacquer)
- Wood dried a minimum of 4 year
- Installed D’Addario Prelude Strings (teacher preferred)
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
- Great for Suzuki and NAfME students
This is a fantastic violin! It literally comes with everything you need to get started. The sound is excellent; the pegs don't slip; and it's beautiful! I had a hard time finding the varnish flaw that made it discounted. Fiddlerman has my violin business from now on!
My shopping experience via the website was fantastic; the site was easy to use and I felt confident in my purchase. The information on the website and the description with each item was very helpful. The violin I received was as described and I’m happy with the accessories, in addition to the case I received everything in. Packaging and shipment were great. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my purchase (& the lessons at Fiddlerman.com are wonderful!)
Amazing quality and value!!!
I just never imagined such an inexpensive violin would be this nice! Everything about this instrument exceeds my expectations. The bow, the bridge, the neck, fingerboard and set up is amazing. I was surprised at the volume and projection the baby generates! Plus, it comes with a great case, shoulder rest, and rosin! I will recommend Fiddlerman instruments to everybody I know who is interested in playing the violin. Thank you, Fiddlerman!
A life-altering purchase
Words cannot express how happy I am with this purchase, but I'll give it a shot. I have wanted to learn to play violin for decades but I always figured it would be way too expensive to get started. Then a friend of mine that plays recommended this site to me and I saw that there were very affordable ways to get started. I decided to take the plunge and I could not have been happier with the decision. The package came with everything you need to get started and the Fiddlerman site has tons of videos and sheet music you can use to guide you. I've been practicing between a half hour and an hour every day for the last four weeks and I've progressed from never having held a violin to being able to play several of my favorite movie themes and basic rock tunes. Having started down the road to becoming a musician, even though I'm in my 40s, has changed how I listen to and perceive music. I think about how I could try to play things and can better appreciate the difficulty in what I'm hearing. I have always loved music and learning how to play it myself has deepened that love more than I would have thought possible. My deepest thanks to the Fiddlershop for helping me get started down this road that I look forward to traveling for many years to come.
Newbie To The Violin
I've wanted to learn the violin since I was a teen and first heard an electric violin played on PBS. it sounded so much like an electric guitar; I fell in love! I decided to learn the acoustic violin first, but I held back on doing so though because the warnings I heard from people on how difficult it was to learn to play spooked me. Now 37 and I decided enough was a enough, now or never! This is a lovely violin! Once I got it tuned up she sang like a bird...well as much singing in my newbie hands it sang that is. I can't wait to start learning, and honestly, I looked for the imperfection that put it in B stock and could only find two small stain lines on the front. Nothing else. I searched for more but just found those. Still beautiful! The case is so well made I don't worry one bit about it's safety. Everything is such high quality ! Finding the Fiddler shop made finding the right starter violin easy for me. But what stuck out was how they reached out to me, without me doing so first, because it was taking longer then normal for my violin to ship. They all have to work remotely right now and that was making the process of set up take longer. They just wanted me to know it would ship soon. It did the next day and arrived at my house 3 days later. They could have just let me sit wondering but instead emailed to let me know what was going on. Good people, I will be buying from them again.
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