The Soloist Viola astounds with a robust, profound, yet clear sound. Perfect for advancing students and professionals, the Soloist is quite possibly the only viola you'll ever need.
Fiddlerman Soloist Viola Specifications
Fiddlershop tests these violas thoroughly before shipping out. The Soloist viola is now made in an exclusive Holstein workshop! After trying hundreds of models, Fiddlerman settled on this one as his dollar-for-dollar favorite advanced level viola.
Body: Fully hand-carved with spruce top and flamed curly maple back, dried a minimum of 12 years. Professional quality hand-applied spirit varnish
Fittings: Ebony fingerboard, pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece
Bridge: Professional level hand-carved Despiau Three Tree or Holstein 3-star
Soundpost: European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
Strings: Evah Pirazzi Green, Thomastik Dominant, Thomastik Vision, or luthier's choice to best fit the instrument.
Case: Fiddlerman Quality Oblong Viola Case FC75 with dark gray interior.
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Viola Bow
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Viola Shoulder Rest (14” come with Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest)
Rosin: Holstein Premium Rosin
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10
THE FIDDLERSHOP FAMILY
Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the 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.
Every Fiddlerman viola 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.
I love my new viola. It has a gorgeous sound. It was a bit intimidating to buy an instrument without trying it myself but the videos helped.
What great customer service this company has. I first purchased the Glasser acoustic electric carbon fiber viola and was disappointed in the sound. Seemed like it was getting trapped in the instrument. The return process was painless. Because of this I was very comfortable with purchasing the 16.5 inch Fiddlerman soloist cello. The tone is fantastic and the instrument is beautiful. I will definitely buy from this company again.
Fiddlerman Soloist 15 1/2" Amber Viola is Perfect
Fiddlerman Soloist 15 1/2 inch Amber Viola I purchased this viola a little over a month ago, or so. I had been using the 15 1/2" Concert Deluxe viola. I loved that viola, but wanted something with a little more depth. I donated the Concert Deluxe to a local school orchestra. I love the Soloist. It is just what I was looking for. I was going to get the Master, but decided to just go for the Soloist. I am so happy I did. Given it is a 15 1/2" viola, so rather small, it has amazing projection and such a nice full sound. I have posted reviews here before, but as a reminder, I am not a professional. I am, basically, a perpetual student, senior citizen. I am what I call a "young" senior citizen. As such, my review is based on my experience level. The viola is absolutely gorgeous. I purchased the amber color. Gorgeous. That is an added bonus because I think sound/tone, comfort and ease of playing is more important. I don't purchase with the look the number 1 point. The look, for me, is always last. The sound/tone is fantastic. I noticed it right out of the box. Wow. It has such projection. The Concert Deluxe has great projection, but this makes the Concert Deluxe sound like it is whispering. The sound is not just projecting hollow sounds. It has a full, rich tone. I am very pleased. Even as a student, I think an instrument that sounds good to the person playing is important. This one goes beyond what I was hoping for. Because it has such a nice rich sound, I am having so much more fun playing it. What I am hearing, either as playing, or as a recording, is very encouraging and keeps me going. It makes me feel much better about my playing. I think I just "out-grew" the Concert Deluxe, because that viola did the same thing. My Soloist viola is very comfortable to hold. It feels good in my left hand. The weight is perfect and well-balanced. I find it very easy to play. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of this Soloist in all respects. I am also, as is always the case, very satisfied with the service at Fiddlershop. My instruments always arrive lovingly packed and ready to play out of the box. It is amazing. I will definitely keep Fiddlershop as my main online store for all my bowed string instrument needs.
15" Fiddlerman Soloist Viola
I absolutely love this instrument. It's my dream viola. I can't thank Fiddlerman Shop enough for this amazing instrument. I am beyond excited!
Another home run
This viola has renewed my love for music tremendously! I have been a violinist up until now. Over the years I have fallen more and more in love with the deep warm sound of the viola. I tried a 15.5 soloist and the moment I got it out of the case, I had such a difficult time putting it down! My only regret has been not picking up this soloist viola earlier. The sound is rich, consistent, warm. I’m truly in love!
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.