Fiddlerman will personally test these violins thoroughly before shipping out. The Soloist violin is now made in an exclusive Holstein Violin workshop! After trying hundreds of models, Fiddlerman settled on this one as his dollar-to-dollar favorite advanced level violin.
- Fully hand-carved, beautifully flamed select spruce and maple tone woods
- Hand-carved French Despiau 3-tree bridge (highest grade)
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- 100% Ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Professionally hand-rubbed, oil-based varnish
- Antiqued select wood - dried a minimum of 12 years
- Strings - whichever strings sound better on the specific violin (most commonly Thomastik Vision strings for the Soloist violins)
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
* Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection
* Lifetime Structural Warranty and Free Lifetime Adjustments
Outfit and Accessories
- Fiddlerman Quality Oblong Case FC75 (Fractional sizes come with Fiddlerman Case)
- Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Violin Bow
- Holstein Premium Violin Rosin
- Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest
- Ultra Practice Mute
- Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
* One-year warranty on all accessories
The Fiddlershop Family
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and blowing away its competitors? Fiddlerman himself tests and curates the violins and works directly with the maker to produce only the best. With over 40 years as a professional violinist of orchestras around the world, he knows what he's doing. We buy our violins directly from the maker - a rare business practice that lowers our cost so we can pass the savings on to you! Each Fiddlerman violin is set up in our workshop.
As a violin novice, I really needed help and advice for the purchase my 1st violin. Thank you, Asa, Michael, Clare, and Christina for making it easier.
Excellent! Everything received in perfect condition.
I received my Soloist 3 days ago and absolutely love it!!! And thanks to Pierre and Christina and Clare for all their incredible help and advice, and the custom video; Fiddlershop's customer service is absolutely the best!!! About my Soloist outfit: The Violin: Mine has the darker finish and absolutely beautiful flaming on the back; with very fine grain spruce on the top; it looks stunning! Even though it's still new, the tone is full and warm on the lower registers, and clear and singing on the upper registers, exactly what I wanted! It's extremely easy to play, the string height is perfect and the bridge was cut very well, thin and just right for the instrument. It arrived almost perfectly in tune even after being shipped across the country, and is very stable about staying in tune so far at least. I have several other violins, including an old Mittenwald violin that was professionally set up recently, and the Soloist blows all of them away! The bow: I upgraded to the Presto Performance Ovation bow because I already have a Holstein sandalwood bow (and love it!). The Ovation is a fantastic bow; just over 56g, perfect balance, and a great tone. I'll post a more detailed review of it on the Ovation page. The Case: Very well made, sturdy without being too heavy. The main compartment is big enough for everything I need, I love the 4 bow holders and string tube. Most of all, it holds the violin very safely in full suspension. The Accessories: The Fiddlerman shoulder rest is great; I already had one, but glad to have a second one. The Holstein premium rosin is also the same rosin I've been using for a few months, and really like it; nice tone, not too much dust, and takes to the hair easily. I can't say much about the practice mute since I never use one, but it looks ok :) Overall, I couldn't be happier, I LOVE it!
I purchased the Soloist violin for my daughter for her 16th birthday. She plays the flute but has always wanted to learn to play violin. After searching other stores and online sites, we kept coming back to the Fiddlershop site. I ordered the violin and the folks at Fiddlershop kept me informed of my order and when it was shipped and when it should arrive. My daughter received it and was absolutely thrilled to have it for her birthday! She is a beginner player and we looked at other violins including student violins, but we wanted something that she could learn and grow with instead of having to keep stepping up to better violins with time. We did that with the flutes. The beauty and quality of this violin is amazing and it sounds even better right out of the case (which is a very nice case also). The violin was set up and perfectly tuned. The bow is also beautiful and of great quality. She and I have both been learning and practicing with it together since she received it and we look forward to getting better and better (we are still learning first finger notes!!) I am very thankful for the folks at Fiddlershop and for the online demos of each violin and comparisons and information online. Those really helped in our decision-making and it's obvious that they care about providing the best instruments possible to musicians (and future musicians). Thanks for a great experience and we will be purchasing other items again from Fiddlershop.
I am so very pleased with my 7/8 Soloist violin. I was worried about the projection and brightness of a fractional instrument , however, the Soloist paired with the Vision strings is sweet with just the right amount of brightness. The projection is amazing. Plus, it is beautiful. The customer service is excellent and went WAY above and beyond to help me pick the perfect instrument. Big thumbs up!
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