Made in one of our award-winning workshops, this Holstein violin is inspired by the original Guarneri 'Del Gesu' violin made in 1740. This instrument is bench made, which means that it was made individually by one of our master luthiers from start to finish.
The quality and dimensions of the wood is copied from the original (as well as the varnish), to achieve the same tonal qualities of the priceless Guarneri from 1740. The original was played by Ferdinand David, and in 1922, Jascha Heifetz acquired the violin. He played this violin, his favorite violin, for 65 years!
- Structure: Top made of highest quality Italian spruce, and back of Bosnian maple
- Varnish: Antiqued Italian oil varnish
- Fittings: Boxwood
- Bridge: Despiau Three Tree
- Strings: Musician's or maker's choice. We select and match the strings carefully to bring the most out of each individual instrument. For any string preference, please contact us or add a comment to your order.
When you buy this violin, it comes with a quality oblong case.
Holstein instruments go through Fiddlershop's quality control and adjustment process. We take every measure to make each instrument sounds its best. They are also covered by Fiddlershop's Lifetime Structural Warranty and this includes lifetime free adjustments.
Still not convinced?
You can request this violin on an In-Home-Trial, or request a personal video. If you can't decide between two models, we can record and send a comparison video for you to choose between. Chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call (800-595-0592) for a professional consultation.
I'll begin by letting you know that I have been a customer of Mike and Pierre for one year now. I purchased my first violin from Mike in December of 2014. I had been a guitarist for 40+ years but always wanted to learn to play the violin. I began with the Fiddlerman Master, which is an amazing violin. After several months I took advantage of their Trade-in policy and traded up to the Ming Jiang Zhu 905. After a couple of months, I again traded up for the Ming Jiang Zhu 909, again an amazing violin. Last week I traded up again for the Holstein Heifetz violin, pictured above. I have grown in my ability over the past 11 months and each violin purchased from Mike and Pierre has followed my growth. The Holstein Heifetz is not an inexpensive violin; however, in my case with the help of Mike and his Dad, Pierre, I have been able to gradually step up to a better and better violin.The Ming Ziang Zhu violins are beautiful violins in every way. However, the Holstein Heifetz is more than a step above. This Holstein Heifetz is my dream violin. The finish is exactly what I would hope for. The tone is incredible and it hasn't even been played in yet.....however, that will change since I find I can't put it down. It has huge projection and plays like butter. I have experienced this in each violin I've owned. Each step up seems to be a better, easier to play violin.I would encourage anyone looking at this violin to not hesitate in taking advantage of its better than fair price tag. It would well compare to and or beat violins at twice the price....and I've sampled many in that price group.Mike and Pierre the Fiddleman) are a joy to work with. I believe there is no one more honest, helpful and friendly on the net.You will not go wrong in any purchase from Mike and Pierre. They will do everything possible to enable you to get the perfect violin for whatever stage in playing you are in. With their generous trade-in policy you can't go wrong.I don't expect to be taking advantage of their trade-in policy in the future. There is no way I would part with this Holstein Heifetz.