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 Specifications
- 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
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
- Great for Suzuki and NAfME students
Wonderful beginner violin!
I bought this for my youngest daughter and it's a fantastic beginner violin outfit; here are my thoughts: The violin: B-stock; there were two small varnish flaws on the one I received, neither was very noticeable at all. The violin was set up very well, extremely easy to play, and well adjusted. The sound was resonant and projected well for a violin in this price range. The bow: The carbon fiber bow is well balanced and well made; better than most I've seen in this price range. The case: very well made and enough space for everything. Overall, another wonderful product from Fiddlershop.
I purchased the B-Stock Fiddlerman Apprentice Violin Outfit as a gift for my mom who wanted to learn to casually play the violin. Despite the Varnish differences, the sound was still amazing. My only concern was that the string height felt a little high (it was higher than on my 16.5" Fiddlerman Artist Viola).
Just what we needed
Perfect for my beginner violinist. Customer service was amazing as always.
I was very impressed with the attention to detail in every aspect of this violin. You can tell they take a great deal of pride and care into the craftsmanship of the instrument and also into every detail of packaging and shipping the item to me. Quality violin and quality service!
Great experience and high quality
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