Review of the Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin
What does B-stock mean?
Every now and then we receive an instrument from our workshop with a visual imperfection. The instrument might have a small nick, scratch or a miss-coloration in the varnish. These visual issues do not affect the performance or playability of the instrument. However, we would never put these instruments into our regular inventory.
Just like every other Fiddlerman instrument we sell, this instrument is set up to perfection by our talented luthiers and is covered by our lifetime structural warranty.
We have a limited stock of these instruments. Every instrument has a different imperfection. Please find attached pictures for examples of these visual flaws.
Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin Outfit
- Solid-carved slightly flamed spruce and maple tone woods
- 100% Ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Carbon tailpiece with 4x fine tuners
- Hand-carved French Despiau bridge
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- 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 sizes come with Prelude strings)
Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
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.
Case: 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 (1/8 and smaller sizes come with Muco SR-4 Violin Shoulder Rest)
Rosin: Fiddlerman Select Dark 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 string instrument 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.
This violin was exceptional and has been a big hit with our family. It’s my daughters first violin but my wife played for nearly 20 years and says it’s a very full and rich instrument and I would agree.
My experience with Fiddlershop has always been amazing! I just (today) received my B-Stock Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin Outfit and I am so impressed and excited! The violin itself is absolutely beautiful-and I cannot see any flaws whatsoever with it. I love the satin finish so much-makes it look like an antique violin. It was ready to play out of the box, just like it says in the description. When I played the first string (the E-String), I was so elated! This is a beautiful sounding violin. I am a beginner violinist, and I truly believe this violin will be with me forever! I fell in love with it and look forward to playing it for many years to come! Thank you so much to Fiddlershop for providing us all with amazing products at such affordable prices!
I bought this violin for my son's school orchestra class. The violin sounds great, and the kit came with everything he needed to get started for class.
Recently I bought a Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin. Its a Excellent violin, if you are a Beginner or intermediate person, close your eyes and buy this violin.. - Shipping was Quick -Packaging was excellent - I bought a B-stock violin but It looked like a new.. until unless if I tell the issues no one can find the issue(scratches/Varnish fade).. - Customer service was beyond my expectation, I m,odified my order multiple Times.. still they accommodated my changes. - They sent a Photo of the Violin before sending it to me.. Wow is the only word I can say to this violin.. sound is awesome. Violin case is also very good. they sent me the preferred color of the case as well.. Great Job Fiddlerman.. Please continue the same.. Great Product and Excellent Customer service.. I will be the returning customer for my future Violins to fiddlerman.. surely will recommend to my friends.. Thanks!!
This violin is great. It has a super nice sound. It was packaged very well and all fixed and tuned up, which is good! This is definitely the place to buy from, no question.
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