Made in one of our award-winning workshops, this Holstein violin is inspired by the original Guarneri 'Del Gesù' 'Kreisler' (Cremona, c. 1730). This instrument is bench made, which means that it was made individually by one of our master luthiers from start to finish.
The Holstein 'Kreisler' is a replica of Guarneri del Gesù’s masterpiece made in 1730. The original violin was played by the great violinist Fritz Kreisler as his primary concert instrument. The “Kreisler” 1730 had long been regarded as among the finest works of Guarneri's early years.
- Structure: Top made of highest quality Italian spruce, and back of Bosnian maple
- Varnish: Antiqued Italian oil varnish
- Fittings: Boxwood
- Bridge: Hand-carved professional level Despiau 3-tree or Holstein Deluxe Bridge
- Strings: Player'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.
- Each instrument comes with a quality oblong case.
Length of Back: 355mm
Top Bout: 167mm
Middle Bout: 112mm
Lower Bout: 203mm
Holstein instruments go through Fiddlershop's quality control and adjustment process. We take every measure to make each instrument sound its best. They are also covered by Fiddlershop's Lifetime Structural Warranty and include free lifetime 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 pick and choose. Chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call (800-595-0592) for a professional consultation.
I had this violin on trial, together with another one of the premium bench series. Ultimately I picked the Kreisler over the other for several reasons: the violin I got has a mighty sound and resonance; it is effortless to play; the neck of the violin is out of the world great when shifting; the sound of it is on the bright side but also very deep; last but not least - the violin is gorgeous looking!
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.