Fiddlerman Master Violin Review
How does the Master violin compare with the Symphony?
Beautiful Sounding Fractional Sizes for Any Age!
How does the Master Compare with the Artist?
The Master is the next step up from the Fiddlerman Artist violin. Featuring highly figured maple, producing wonderfully warm and round tone, strong projection and quick response. An excellent instrument for discerning players and students alike.
- Fully hand-carved, beautifully flamed spruce and maple tonewoods
- 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
- Hand-carved French Despiau 3-tree or Aubert Mirecourt Deluxe bridge
- European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
- Professionally hand-rubbed, oil/spirit-based varnish
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 10 years
- Strings - whichever strings sound better on the specific violin (most commonly Kaplan Amo or Thomastik Vision)
- Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box
Fiddlerman Violin Bow Features
- Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood)
- Durable Mongolian horse hair for a smooth, full tone
- Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
- Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
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 (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 violin 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.
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.
I’m absolutely in love with my new violin!! I’ll start by saying how great the Fiddlershop is in general, very nice and genuine people who didn’t mind answering my annoying questions. Great customer service, thank you. The case- I was actually quite surprised with this case! Not one but two compartments on the inside, and 4 bow slots. It also features a string holder and a little bottle to put some water in and keep the case perfectly humid. Overall the case is very pretty, with nice embellishments that give it character. It is very sturdy, I wouldn’t have to think twice about traveling with it. Finally, it has a huge full size pocket on the outside of the case. The accessories- really nice rosin, Premium Holstein. It works great. The outfit also includes a practice mute (which I was very happy about). One thing not mentioned on the website is the name tag. There is a really nice name tag and chain that you can hook to the case. There is also I nice wooden chin rest included. The bow- A very nicely weighted bow. I wasn’t so sure about it at first, but after rosining it and breaking it in a little, it’s now my favorite bow. The violin- Holy ****, I love this violin. Amazing projection (much louder then my other violin) and a really focused and clear sound. I’m still breaking in the strings, but I already like them. The varnish on this violin is absolutely gorgeous, especially with the one piece back. If I could add pictures to reviews, I would. I’m pretty young (I’m only a freshman in high school) but I think this violin is going to last me a long time and be able to carry through harder techniques and pieces. I’m looking forward to playing it through the next couple years, and I am taking it to Carnegie Hall next year. Thank you Fiddlershop!!!
This purchase was the beginning of a new challenge for me. 48 years old, always wanting to do it, just never ready to take the chance. I knew little of the violin so purchasing one was very intimidating. You’re YouTube reviews, along with reviews from Alison Sparrow sold me on the Fiddlerman Master. It arrived within a couple of weeks, ready to play. I am very pleased with everything... good quality., beautiful instrument., thank you!
I received my second Fiddlerman violin today. At 77 years, I've loved the Violin since I first heard my grandfather play his, in the 1940's I started playing in the fourth grade, ,in the Tulsa Public School, John Ross Elementary. Since then I have owned a number of violins. I bought a Fiddlerman Concert, a few years ago. But today stands out as the day I received my FM Master outfit with an upgraded bow. Out of the shipping box, new, the instrument simply soars with good and clear tone. Sound is exactly what a violin is about. The service at the fiddlershop has been superior. Local shops didn't compete . I whole-heartedly recommend the Fiddlershop to anyone focused on sound and playability. I will follow-up later when the violin has matured even more. I salute Pierre, for all he has created.
I am one very happy bunny! The people at Fiddlerman really know their onions! As others have said.. I emailed for a while with lots of questions that were all answered patiently and fully. Thank you. An experienced violinist friend told me to buy the best violin you can afford so I stretched to this when it was on offer and I am delighted. My teacher is really very impressed with the violin itself and the ten point set up as well as all the extras included with it - The bow is great she tells me, the rosin - it is a small thing but being magnetic really appeals to me, the strings are excellent and the practice mute means my neighbours might still talk to me. I haven't quite worked out how to use the temperature thing and the small humidity water bottle in the case yet but will get to it. I have only had a few lessons, being a beginner (and I am 53!) but I am loving it. It is so good to be learning. I am in the UK so had to pay import costs. It was about £170 but as someone on here had said it would be £300 I was pleasantly surprised by that. I am really enjoying the Fiddlerman videos and info as well. Thank you.
Great! I did have to reposition the sound post that was positioned at an angle of about 15-degrees from vertical but it now sounds very open and warm. Thank you for a great product.
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