Fiddlerman 5-string Violin Review
This 5-string Master violin is made of quality woods that are aged a minimum of 10 years. This Guarneri-style 5-string violin projects a very powerful, yet deep sound. It produces a well-balanced, even tone throughout all five strings.
Tonewoods: Aged spruce and maple, dried for over 10 years
Fittings: Quality Ebony Pegs and Composite Tailpiece
Strings: Thomastik Vision Strings or Maker's choice
Bridge: Hand-carved French Despiau or Holstein 3-star Bridge
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
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10
Great experience from start to finish. I booked an appointment to go try out the violin in person and they were very helpful and accommodating. I purchased it at the appointment and had it shipped home as I live in Canada. When it arrived, it was exactly as expected, and so carefully packaged. As for the sound, it is beautiful and warm. I am starting to get the hang of it as I had only played 4 string before this. I was a bit clumsy to start, but it’s coming along. I love it, and had wanted one for years. Thank you so much! I am absolutely delighted!
Just what I was looking for!
I wanted an instrument that would allow me to play in any section of the orchestra with ease. I wanted my students to see an acoustic instrument that resembled the instruments they are playing on. I got this and so much more. The outfit was the most comprehensive outfit I've ever purchased. I will recommend to my students that they buy their instruments from Fiddlershop as well. I loved how it was set up and adore the quality of sound that I am producing. It's taking me just a minute to adjust to the five strings because my bow angles are slightly off but with practice, I'll have it down in no time. HIGHLY recommended purchase for any orchestra teacher out there!
I love everything about this violin. I just received it today. I originally spent 39 for the trial (which the trial fee is deducted from the purchase fee if you decide to go through with it). But, the moment I received it and opened it up, I was amazed with the packaging. You can tell how much love and care Fiddlershop has for their instruments. Everything was neatly packed into their own little compartment, and fittingly, with the pandemic going on, I was also gifted a high-quality Fiddlershop branded mask. They did not have to take the safety and well-being of their customers into consideration, but they did! I will be wearing this mask, especially since it's so comfortable :)! My background: I've played the violin since I was in fourth grade, and I'm a senior in highschool now. I was looking to upgrade it for college (although, I will not be majoring in music at all. I plan to just pursue violin as a hobby). If it means anything to you, I was in my local Youth Philharmonic when I was in my junior year (I dropped out due to personal reasons, not with the Philharmonic itself). I bought the 5 string violin because I was supplementing my violin education by playing my school's viola. The viola brought my love back for the violin (which I lost due to personal reasons). As a result, I wanted something fun to learn and something that could even combine the two. I found that in the 5 string master violin. Now for the official review! The Case: - It came with a tuner, mute, bow, (all Fiddlershop branded) and Holstein rosin. Also, a mask, but I already mentioned that! - The case has a built in humidifier that I will have fun adjusting later :) - The velvety feel of the handle, alongside the soft, cushiony padding inside the case makes me feel assured that everything will be protected. - It came with a key for the case, a nametag where you can add your address and phone number, and straps to carry it on your back. The Violin: - The violin itself has gorgeous varnish. It looks like, if it was a person, someone I would bring to my vacation to Hawaii with me. Very energetic looking, comfortable, and fire-y. - The sound, although I have not broken it in yet, sounds very, very good. The projection is top-notch, and the tone is gorgeous. - The strings are definitely something to get used to. However, I believe once I break the violin in and get used to the bow angling, it will be on par with many professional violins. (Though, if you wish to consider this, the only thing I can seriously compare this violin to is my old violin, which I admit was not very good quality at all.) Fiddlershop themselves: - Clare helped me a lot when trying to figure out the difference between the 5 string concert viola and the 5 string master violin. Although she originally recommended me the 5 string concert viola, I chose the violin because I would miss its small frame. - When setting up the trial, Roger Umana
Fast shipping, arrived perfect condition, and absolutely love the instrument ! Warm resonant sound and I love having the 5th string!
Great Instrument at a Very Fair price
I’ve had my new violin for a little while now and it has been great for me. I am a beginner on strings, teaching myself. I am currently a public school band director, but would like to be able to move into an orchestra program in the future. I chose the 5 string violin so that I could work on my fluency on both violin and viola. The instrument feels comfortable and plays very well - for the level I can play it. The tone is wonderful and I feel like this is an instrument that I can grow into well as I improve. All in all, I am thrilled with this instrument and would absolutely recommend it.
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.