Fiddlerman Artist Violin Review
How does the Artist compare with the Concert?
How does the Artist compare with the Master?
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.
Artist Violin Features
- Solid hand-carved, figured spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% Ebony fingerboard & pegs
- Composite tailpiece
- Hand-carved German Teller 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 violins)
- Exceeds all Suzuki and MENC standards
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Case: Sturdy lightweight gray/black suspension moon-shaped case
- Case includes straps, music pocket, storage, YKK zippers, two bow holders (only 4/4), Hygrometer
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Siberian horsehair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
Rosin: Holstein Premium Violin Rosin
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest (Muco for fractional sizes)
Ultra Practice Mute (Not Available for 1/2 and 1/4 size)
Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
One-year warranty on all accessories
The Fiddlershop Family
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and blowing away its competitors?
Fiddlerman himself tests and curates the violins and works directly with the maker to produce only the best. With over 40 years as a professional violinist of orchestras around the world, he knows what he's doing. 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! Each Fiddlerman violin is set up in our workshop.
My experience with Fiddlershop was fantastic! The B-Stock Artist Violin came in excellent condition and it sounds beautiful! Thank you very much!
Excellent customer service! I’m an adult who has always wanted to play the violin. After doing research, I came across multiple sites recommending Fiddlershop including a music school nearby (Haddonfield School of Music in NJ). I was hesitant at purchasing a B stock instrument, but it’s perfect! There is a teeny tiny indent that’s hardly noticeable and I think it gives it character. The packaging was done with care and I was delighted by the humidity gauge in the case and the satin bag the violin was wrapped in. And it was in tune! It sounds beautiful:) Thank you all so much! I look forward to future business with you.
This violin is incredible - after a couple of days of deciding between a few different violins, the Artist Violin appeared in B-stock. After speaking with Clare and Christina, I decided to purchase it (international delivery). It arrived in perfect condition within just over (about) a week. The professionalism and high quality of the case and everything inside was amazing. I was astounded that for the price, you receive so many "accessories." I loved it as soon as I saw it, and the sound, tone, etc... is beautiful. I will be shopping here again.
Outstand Customer Service
Five Stars! I love my B Stock violin. My violin instructor is very complimentary of it as well. The case is absolutely the best I have had but, alas, I am too weak to carry it. I had another one which is lighter that I use. I will donate the case to my violin instructor’s student program. Your company is outstanding with customer service and response time. This is very appreciated in an age when most have forgotten about customer service. Good for you! I have purchased a couple of books from you as well and a tine round gel shoulder pad for myself which is awesome and fits with my “no neck” body. Again, thank you so much. Diane
Wonderful Experience and Instrument
From start to finish, I am very satisfied with my experience! And now to do my part to take full advantage of the instrument’s capability. Thank you!
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