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)
- 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
- Core CC500 Case in Red (Fractional's come with Fiddlerman Case)
- Holstein Yellow Sandalwood Violin Bow
- High quality Sandalwood craftsmanship
- Nickel-Silver mounting and winding
- Genuine Ebony Frog
- Mother of pearl inlays on eye and slide
- Lizard skin thumb wrap
- Imitation ivory tip plate
- 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.
A Good Solid Axe
Last summer I received my Fiddlerman Soloist violin, and it exceeded my expectations. I didn’t want to stop playing it long enough to write this review. However, I feel like I owe something to those fiddlers who might wish to avail themselves of a similar experience! The action is perfect. And so is the sound—sweet and clear, with beautiful overtones and lots of kick when needed. This is a solid, no-frills axe, with no extra carving on the pegs & no decoration on the tailpiece. For you guitar players out there, it’s roughly equivalent to a D-18, with even tone across all strings. And the high strings?—OMG, they really sing! While plenty lustrous, the custom antique finish (yellow-brown, in this instance) really brings out the grain, and I would bet that no two Soloists look exactly alike. It would be fun to visit the shop sometime and see a few of them lined up side-by-side. Everything else in the outfit is high-quality, too. I especially like the yellow sandalwood bow, which is easy to wield, has a warm sound, and after six months of hard fiddling shows no sign of warping or loss of hair. I'll close with a special thanks to Clare, who brought this wonderful instrument to my attention.
Violin arrived perfectly in tune. Love the tone and feel. Wonderful sales person who was so knowledgeable and helpful. It is difficult to buy stringed instruments over the phone but she made me very comfortable buying sight unseen. Thank you.
I had purchased strings and other accessories from Fiddlershop but was reluctant to purchase an instrument without playing it first. But the combination of videos, reviews from other players, and the great customer service I had experienced from Fiddlershop convinced me to upgrade to a Soloist violin. The sales staff was helpful, friendly, just superb in every way. And this beauty arrived in perfect condition; it only required minor tuning and a bit of rosin on the bow. The Soloist sounds incredible and feels so comfortable. I upgraded the shoulder rest to a Bons Musica because it fits my broken collar bone nicely with its adjustability. I could not be happier with my decision to buy this instrument. Its sound is so clean and crisp that I can already discern an improvement in my playing is just a few days.
As usual I received excellent, very fast, pleasant service from Christine at the Fiddlershop. I enjoyed the videos byMichael and Pierre while I waited for my new violin to come. I have 4 other violins, a Scott Cao, a Ming Jiang Zhu and two Holstein Bench made violins. I decided on the 3/4 Soloist this time in a different size as the previous violins are 1/2 size. I wanted to see if I could get a little more sound from a violin. The Soloist did not disappoint my at all. Fitted with Amo strings, this little violin sounds as wonderful as the other violins and is quite beautiful. I am enjoying this fine instrument very much.
My buying experience was fantastic! From the first phone call I made to Fiddlerman's store, I was greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff who helped me. They immediately offered to do a youtube comparison video of 3 instruments I was looking at on their website so I could make my final decision. The Soloist model is wonderful and with Pirastro Obligato strings, it has a warm and beautiful tone. I could not be more pleased with the level of service and care I received! Shout out to Christina for all of her help!! Kind regards, Tara McCoy
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