My current violin is a warm violin, and fiddle music and more cheery happy-go-lucky songs sound a tad too dark or warm to my thinking.
I decided to purchase the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe Violin Outfit.
The purchase was a great experience. I got a lot of help from Fiddlershop, without being pushed.
My violin outfit was assembled. Pierre made me a video where he displayed the violin and played it for me to make sure it was correct. It was lovely and I responded with a go ahead.
The packaging of this violin, which is something that concerned me, was fantastic. There was a cardboard bridge protector over the bridge area. The violin was in a soft Fiddlershop drawstring bag. The bag with violin was secured in the violin holder section of the case and strapped at the neck. All the accessories that came with the violin were in the accessory compartment. Nothing was missing. The checklist that was used by the team was included, also.
The violin was inside a soft cloth bag with cardboard protecting the bridge, secured in the case with the accessories. The case was then put inside a sturdy box and packed tightly with light brown paper all around. Everything was perfect when it arrived.
The Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe Violin is beautiful. It has a wonderful finish. It is obviously very well made.
I love the sound. It is brighter than my warm violin, but not piercing. To my ears, a lot of bright violins can sound cheap and hollow, I had one before my current warm violin. This Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe has a full sound. I absolutely love it. It is easy to play. The fiddle songs and happy-go-lucky songs sound much nicer on this violin, than my warmer violin.
COMPARISON TO MY PAST AND CURRENT VIOLINS
Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe vs Revelle 500QX (I no longer have this violin): My first violin, was a Revelle 50QX. It was a nice violin. But, it ended out beginning to sound too bright and I no longer have it. It cost me a little more than my Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe.
Both violins have a great quality build, but I have to say my Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe might have an edge over my former Revelle 500QX. The Revelle did cost me more than I spent on my Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe, so the build of the Fiddlershop Concert Deluxe being of equal or of slightly better quality than the Revelle 500QX comparison was a bit of a surprise.
Upon receiving my Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe and playing it, I realized the Revelle did not sound as full as this Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe sounds. The Revelle, as I recall, seemed echoey, The Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe has wonderful a nice full bright sound.
Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe vs Rudoulf Doetsch: The purpose of the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe was to get a quality bright violin for fiddling and happy-go-lucky songs. My Rudoulf Doetsch is a warm sounding violin. I was successful. The tone character was expected to be different.
I played the “Going to Boston” on both violins. The same song had a slightly different tone on each.
On the Rudoulf Doetsch, it was warmer than on the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe. It sounded nice, but, to me, was not fiddle music sound. Kind of drags it down, mood wise. When I played it on my new Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe violin, the mood changed. It was a happy light song that demanded to be played as such.
Even though the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe is bright, the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe, still has the full sound. Not a hollow squeaky bright.