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.
Fiddlerman Soloist Violin Outfit
Fiddlerman will personally test these violins thoroughly before shipping out. The Soloist violin is now made in an exclusive Holstein Violin workshop! After trying hundreds of models, Fiddlerman settled on this one as his dollar-to-dollar favorite advanced level violin.
- Fully hand-carved, beautifully flamed select spruce and maple tone woods
- Hand-carved French Despiau 3-tree bridge (highest grade)
- European Spruce Soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- 100% Ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Professionally hand-rubbed, oil-based varnish
- Antiqued select wood - dried a minimum of 12 years
- Strings - whichever strings sound better on the specific violin (most commonly Thomastik Vision strings for the Soloist violins)
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Case: Fiddlerman Quality Oblong Violin Case FC75. Available in Dark Gray or Sand. (3/4 and smaller sizes comes with Core Oblong CC399 Case)
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Violin Bow
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest
Rosin: Holstein Premium Rosin
Mute: Fiddlerman Rubber Practice Mute
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.
The color is actually much darker in person than the photos which appeals to me a lot. I received the red brown version. I can't even see the spot/imperfection where it would qualify as a "b-stock" instrument. As far as the sound, it is very loud and a nice balanced sound (much louder than I was expecting). I usually play viola so it is a different feeling to switch instruments as a novice violinist (I have much to learn, lol). It is very comparable in quality to my viola which cost me 3-4x this amount. I don't think you can get a better value for the instrument especially with the added accessories. The case was also better than my viola case. I had a terrible old student violin and this completely blows it out of the water... There is no comparison to the upgrade in quality. The listing originally stated I would receive a Sandalwood bow, but I believe it was updated after my purchase, so it came with a carbon fiber bow. The carbon fiber bow is nice though I prefer the pernambuco bow I already have as far as bringing out the sound. I also put some Pirastro Passione strings on it from my old violin (unfortunately they didn't help IT sound much better) and they sound lovely so far. Very excited to continue learning on this instrument, and I am sure it will meet all of my future needs. Thanks as well for the fast careful shipping and beautiful packaging. I will definitely shop with Fiddlershop again in the future, they exceeded all my expectations.
I have nothing but smiles for my new violin. . It is a very nice instrument. B stock may mean less than perfect but I haven't found any flaws. If you are going to purchase an instrument I would highly recommend Fiddlerman and family.
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