Fiddlerman Artist Violin Review
How does the Artist compare with the Concert Deluxe?
How does the Artist compare with the Master?
Artist Violin Features
- Solid hand-carved, figured spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% Ebony fingerboard & pegs
- Carbon composite tailpiece with 4 fine tuners
- Hand-carved French Despiau bridge
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Hand-rubbed, oil/spirit-based finish (no thick lacquer)
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 7 years
- Strings - Whichever strings sound better on the specific violin. Most commonly D'Addario Kaplan Amo or Zyex strings for the Artist violin.
- 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
Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
Case: Fiddlerman Oblong Violin Case FC50. High-quality oblong violin case. Case includes straps, music pocket, storage compartments, four or two bow holders.
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Violin Bow
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest
Rosin: Holstein Premium Rosin
Mute: Fiddlerman Rubber Practice Mute (not available for 1/2 and smaller sizes)
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10
The Fiddlershop Family
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the violin industry? We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. Our founder Pierre Holstein (a.k.a. "Fiddlerman") works directly with makers in many different countries to produce only the best for our customers. With over 40 years as a professional violinist in orchestras around the world, he brings unmatched expertise in music and business to everything we do.
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! Every Fiddlerman, violin is set up and tested in our workshop to make sure it passes our rigorous 10-point inspection. Our incredibly talented team is here to help answer any questions you have, and make sure your instrument arrives safely.
Lifetime Structural Warranty
All Fiddlerman instrument outfits come with a lifetime structural warranty with free lifetime adjustments on the instrument, and a standard one year warranty on the included accessories. To learn more about our warranty policies, you can read about them here.
45-Day Hassle-free Returns
If you are not happy with your Fiddlerman instrument for any reason whatsoever, simply return it within 45 days. Read our full return policy here.
"Just didn't sound good" was the only problem. Think it needed better strings - very "tinny" sound. Service was exceptional, violin and rest of outfit was exceptional too!
The Fiddlerman Artist violin is an excellent work of art, the sound it produces is clear, sweet and mellow, the look is beautiful, quality is top-notched and it makes my practice sessions so much more enjoyable. I've been playing on it for a few months now, I'm very in love with the Artist violin, this violin makes me look forward to my 40-hours practice every day ;D It took me a while to pick between the Concert Deluxe vs Fiddlerman Artist, luckily their customer service provided such a pleasant experience, Pierre and Christina have been very patient and helpful in answering my questions / concerns, I went for the Artist in the end and couldn't be happier! They've now made a comparison video between the two, both violins are amazing so the choice is really personal and up to the individual player :) I live in California, the shipping took about a week, the packaging was perfect and you can tell they put a lot of time into making sure nothing gets damaged. I did have to tune the strings a bit but that's not a problem (the violin outfit travelled across the entire continent from Florida to get to me in California, i would be out of tune if I were to be in a truck for that long too haha :p), the pegs on the violin and fine tuners were easy to use and turn smoothly. The outfit comes with everything you'd possibly need to get started: a well-balanced carbon fiber bow, a microfibre cloth for you to wipe the violin down after each practice, a high-quality Holstein rosin, shoulder rest and many other accessories. The case comes with shoulder straps, has music sheet pocket and 4 bow holders. This is my first ever violin in my life, as a beginner, the Artist violin is serving me very well, I believe you can stretch the violin pretty far and can see myself playing on this violin for many years to come without having to upgrade frequently (ofc the choice is very personal again). I cannot recommend Fiddlershop enough to my friends, I am already coming back to upgrade to a new bow, and I will definitely come back for a new violin when I get advanced enough! Thank you Fiddldershop fam for all your help and time!
My first time to do business with Fiddlerman Artist. Had a couple of questions, received email with answers quickly. I have the violin for two months and am very happy with the sound/quality. I am a happy customer.
Thank you for shipping it so quickly. It was packaged very securely and delivered in pristine condition. I have only been playing it for a few hours and absolutely loved it. I definitely didn't have to press down as hard. That is what I noticed first was how easy it was to get a nice tone without the tips of my fingers hurting. I can play for hours with ease. The violin itself feel weightless compared to my old one. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with it.
I found Fiddlerman in a quick Google search, and the site was so easy to use, figure out which violin to get out of the range, reasonable prices and hear the difference between them using the demonstration videos. Eventually I settled on the Artist violin after searching for 30mins. When it arrived, it was packaged really well, came with a high quality case, with all the accessories you need including a bridge damper to play quietly when practicing, so that was a pleasant surprise. The tracking experience was also really good, I could also go into the site to see exactly where my violin was in the ground delivery and when it was expected to arrive. Finally the violin is very well made and beautiful. Makes a great sound, one of the best violins I’ve owned. I would definitely recommend this violin to anyone looking for a mid-range violin, its gorgeous! Overall the whole shopping experience was awesome, well designed to all the small details throughout - there’s not many eCommerce sites I’ve had this kind of experience on before, it feels like this company really cares about providing the best customer experience for string enthusiasts.
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