The story behind every Holstein German Impresario violin begins with quality selected tonewoods from the best regions of Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Bosnia. We start with wood that is over 30 years old, dried and seasoned for 7-10 years. These violins are handcrafted with the greatest attention to detail in our German workshop that has over 25 years of experience making fine instruments.
The Impresario violin is handmade by three makers and raises the standard for affordable, hand made, European instruments. While many shops are content to use German sounding trade names for instruments not even made in Europe, the Holstein Impresario, named for our Founder and Fiddlerman himself, Pierre Holstein, represents an exciting new era of bringing the highest quality instruments from northern Bavaria to our global customer base.
An impresario is an individual who weaves together resources and opportunities to put on a show. They connect an abstract dream of a musical event with the drive and dedication to make it a reality. You can be an impresario of the arts whether it's organizing an entire opera production, or simply jamming with friends at a pub.
The Holstein German Impresario is an excellent choice for either situation, and everything in between. The tone of each instrument is unique and generally produces a very clean, direct and iconic sound. With the power to fill an entire hall, and sensitive for even the most intimate of gatherings, this violin is well suited for any style.
Top: Two pieces of narrow grain spruce from Bavaria, Germany, aged for over 30 years.
Back: Two pieces of Bosnian maple of excellent quality, seasoned for 7-10 years.
Varnish: Spirit-based orange-brown with minor antiquing.
Fittings: Ebony (Standard)
Strings: Thomastik Peter Infeld or Luthier's choice
Holstein Custom violins are set-up with premium quality fittings and strings to bring the most out of the instrument. The Despiau Three Tree bridge is hand-carved and fitted by our luthiers during the setup process to perfectly match the unique conditions of each violin.
The soundpost, or soul of the instrument is crafted and adjusted in our shop using the highest quality spruce, and meticulously adjusted and tested before shipping to help the violin sing clearly and respond quickly.
We are extremely proud to introduce the Holstein German Series of violins, which include:
Certificate of Authenticity
Each Holstein German Impresario violin is sold with a signed Holstein Violins certificate of authenticity.
Satisfaction GuaranteeWith over 10 years of delivering fine instruments both within the United States and internationally, we strive for orders to be delivered as safely and quickly as possible. If you are not completely satisfied with your instrument purchase, you may return the violin within 45 days of delivery (unless otherwise specified) for a refund of the original purchase amount (shipping charges are not refundable). Lean more about our Shipping Procedures or Return Policy here.
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 Holstein German 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.
This violin is fabulous for everyone. It has a very rich sound and plays smoothly down the strings. I recommend this to violinists who have been playing for 4 years and up. It has been better than any violin i heard-even in concerts.
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.