Fiddlerman Master Violin Review
Beautiful Sounding Fractional Sizes for Any Age!
How does the Master Compare with the Artist?
How does the Master compare with the Soloist?
The Master is the next step up from the Fiddlerman Artist violin. Featuring highly figured maple, yielding great tone, projection and response. An excellent instrument for discerning players and students alike.
- Fully hand-carved, beautifully flamed spruce and maple tone woods
- 100% Ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Hand-carved French Despiau 3-tree or Aubert Mirecourt Deluxe bridge
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Professionally hand-rubbed, oil/spirit-based varnish
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 10 years
- Strings - whichever strings sound better on the specific violin (most commonly Kaplan Amo or Thomastik Vision)
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Fiddlerman Violin Bow Features
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Mongolian horse hair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
Case: Fiddlerman Oblong Violin Case FC50. Sturdy light weight 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.
I spent a couple of weeks watching reviews of the Fiddlerman violins and I decided to go with the Fiddlerman Master since it sounded really beautiful and matched my budget. The customer service was amazing, they went above and beyond and sent me a second video since I couldn't decide which violin I liked the most and they made sure I was satisfied with my purchase. When I received the violin it was really beautiful and the harmonics sounded quite brilliant and resonant, it seriously impressed me. The instrument has opened a lot since then and I am enjoying a lot its sound. The violin is very comfortable to play and it's easy to tune. I love the accessories as well. It makes me want to practice more each day! When I decide to upgrade again I will make sure to go with Fiddlerman! :D Thanks so much!
The Fiddlerman master violin was great! Plus it came with a bunch of necessary items, like a shoulder rest, a bow, and a case. Which were all good quality. The costumer service was amazing. They try to get you what you want with a VERY reasonable price.
I am simply thrilled with this wonderful instrument. I like darker almost "viola" sound for my violins and I chose the "Master" over the "Soloist" from the available videos for that reason. I am not disappointed to say the least! I chose an Holdstein Pernambuco 2-stars upgrade a bit by chance. I prefer bows on the heavy side. It is not heavy per se, but it is "solid" enough. So I am happy with that too. I am going back to violin after a 20+ years brake. Harmonics are a breeze! This violin is really easy to play. I am really enjoying myself. I can see me buying either the Soloist or one of the "Ming Jang Zhu 909" as soon as I am back in the saddle... Thank you to the wonderful violin makers and to the fiddlerman team!
Well this was actually my second violin. I rented a cheap violin from Griggs music in Daveport, Ia, who I hear have a world renowned luthier. The sound from the Master violin was a major leap forward in quality, with a much richer tone. The neck is a little bit thicker and the action a little higher (especially on the g string) than the violin I rented, but I'm not sure which one is "correct" having only been playing for 9 months. I did get a bow that I think sounds better than the one it comes with, a Dorfler pernambuco that cost $250. The Dorfler bow is heavier and gives a fuller sound. I'm very happy with the sound of the Master violin with the Dorfler bow. Violin came with Kaplan Amo's also, which are over $80 and will probably stick with them. This is a very good violin for the money. When I got the violin I played it quite a lot for about 5 to 7 days then went to some local shops to try out some other violins in the $1500ish range and even took one I liked home to try out ( a Krutz 400 I believe it was. I liked the Master the best though. I play a lot of instruments and write and record my own material. I'm just now getting decent enough sounding to record and violin sounds very good on tape. Two thumbs up!
SO I received my new violin and was loving the sound, but I noticed some small blemishes in the finish. I tried to ignore them for a day, but in the end wrote to Fiddlershop, where they promptly sent me a new one and I simply loaded up the first one and sent it back. Everything was smooth and the violin is awesome. You can not go wrong with the product or the company.
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