Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin Outfit

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 Violin Features:

  • 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
  • Spirit-based durable dark brown finish (no thick lacquer)
  • Wood dried a minimum of 5 years
  • Installed Fiddlerman Violin Strings (Fiddlershop recommended)
  • Great for Suzuki and NAfME students
  • Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
  • The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Available in sizes: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4  (Fractional sized come with Prelude strings)
    Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
    Lifetime Structural Warranty and Free Lifetime Adjustments (Contact Fiddlershop)

      Included Accessories:

      This outfit was really meant for higher level instruments, but we made it happen! You'll find a nice Oblong case, followed by our Fiddlerman carbon fiber bow, shoulder rest, and rosin. Products that alone retail for over $200. We strive to offer this kind of quality outfit with every Fiddlerman violin we sell.

      • Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Violin Bow
        • 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
      • Sturdy light weight high-quality oblong violin case
        • Case includes straps, music pocket, storage compartments, four or two bow holders
      • Fiddlerman wood violin shoulder rest (Muco for fractionals)
      • Fiddlershop/Fiddlerman Rosin
      • 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.

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      Lisa G.
      United States


      I love this violin. Thank you so much for making my first purchase absolutely perfect!!

      Brian R.
      United States

      Really likes the way the

      Really likes the way the violin was shipped and packed. Very classy and shows alot of pride and workmanship. My brother really liked this Christmas gift and the sound of it as well. We watched many reviews of violins on youtube and always came back to the sound of the apprentice. Customer care team very kind and considerate. 100% satisfied. Thanks for getting it to me before Christmas too!

      Corby C.
      United States


      Best gift my son ever asked for or received - I'm SO glad I found Fiddlershop just by researching and reading a bit. Excellent company. Excellent craftsmanship. Excellent customer service. Will be returning for sure!

      Colin H.

      Just buy the darn thing!

      If you're like me, you may be nervous about buying a violin online. There's a lot of questions that really can't be answered unless you're there in person, holding the instrument. Is it going to sound good? Is it going to feel right? Is it even going to look at all like the picture suggests? And if you're like me, you may lurk around the website for a good couple weeks thinking about if it's the right choice before biting the bullet. Well, I did bite said bullet and this instrument sounds great, feels right, and looks even better than the pictures. One of my favorite things about this violin is the well above standard finish. A lot of other instruments in this price range have that god awful thick lacquer that make it look like it was dipped in melted plastic. The Apprentice's spirit based finish is a matte chestnut brown that brings out the grain of the wood. It's warm and inviting and compliments the voice of the instrument. The ten point inspection and set up really set this apart from its competition, and it's packed to ship in such away that things won't shift in transit. Additionally like most of the other reviews say, the outfit (case, bow, shoulder rest, etc..) is well above the standard at this level in that it's actually usable equipment, and the customer support was (and is) top notch. The Apprentice is a what a student instrument should be and, honestly, it's nice to finally have a violin I can be proud of. So quit thinking about it and just buy the darn thing!


      Really nice package for the price

      I picked this up for my daughter who is just starting out. I wanted something that would be of good quality for her to get started on. I’ve been playing for about 25 years myself so I know a thing or two about instruments and was very pleased with the instrument we received. Not only is the instrument very nice but the whole package is of quality construction especially the carbon fiber bow and case. The model we purchased is only a 1/4 size instrument so you can only get so much sound out of a violin that size but I think it’s a great package for the price and would be a perfect for instrument for anyone.

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