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.
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.
Before buying the Artist violin, I did thorough research to make sure this is what I really wanted. I live on a small island with no violin shops, just general music stores that have very limited violin selections. So, my only option was to look online. I read and watched many reviews about the customer’s experience and satisfaction from their violin purchases from Fiddlershop. Plus, their warranty, care and setup to every instrument prior to shipping had me convinced. They also offer free shipping at a very low purchase amount, even in a country like mine, while a U.S. territory, free shipping is rarely a thing for big packages. When I picked up the Artist for the first time, I was surprised at how light it was compared to my previous violin (a $200-ish Knilling violin). This made a world of difference when holding it up to my shoulder. I knew that with practice, I could play it without shoulder rest, something that was hard to do with my old violin. There were other few favorable physical differences, like shorter string height, thinner neck, and just better wood and fittings quality overall. In summary, I was pleased with the whole outfit. When I played it, I immediately fell in love with it. The sound was loud, clear and rich. I didn’t want to put it down. Also, my fingers didn’t have to put too much pressure on the strings to get a clean sound. And for the first time, I could use the whole length of my bow! Before, I was struggling to reach the tip. Since I’m on the short side, I attributed it to my short arms. But now I realized that all I needed was a proper setup. I’m very happy and pleased with my purchase. Hands down, Fiddlershop has become my all-time favorite online violin shop! Keep up the excellent work!
Everything came packaged perfectly and the instrument was in perfect working order when it arrived. It has a beautiful, rich sound and reminds me of the violin I had when I was younger that I miss dearly. Playing it every day has brought so much joy into my house and I’m so thrilled with everything about it!