Holstein Traditional violins: handcrafted in our select VSA award-winning workshop. These instruments are made from the high quality European tonewoods; select spruce for the top and select maple for the back and ribs of the instruments. Our Holstein Traditional violins are made in various replicas and copies of violins made by the old masters, such as Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, Amati, and Maggini. The patterns and dimensions of the wood, as well as the varnish, are copied from the originals to achieve the same tonal qualities.
This is a replica of the original Guarneri Cannon Violin. Niccolò Paganini passed on his Guarneri del Gesù violin ‘Il Cannone’ (The Cannon) to the City of Genova, which received the instrument from Paganini’s son Achille in 1851, eleven years after Paganini’s death. For over a century it was carefully conserved by the Genovese authorities and rarely played; this has given us a priceless gift of a masterpiece in astonishingly pure condition.
In the 1960s the ‘Cannon’ was refitted and set up for modern playing conditions. From the late 1970s up to the first years of this century it then went through quite an intense period of use and some of the world’s best players had the privilege to play it.
Holstein Traditional violins are setup with quality fittings and strings to bring the most out of the instrument. The Despiau “Three Tree” bridge is hand-carved and fitted to each individual instrument by our luthiers during the set-up process
Varnish: Real hand-applied oil varnish
Fingerboard: Fine Ebony
Bridge: Hand-carved professional level Despiau 3-tree or Holstein 3-star Bridge
Strings: Luthier's choice. Standard is Thomastik Dominant or Vision. We select and match the strings carefully to bring the most out of each individual instrument.
A wonderful instrument to play.
First of all, a big "Thank you," to Pierre who was very patient with me as I returned two violins to end up with the Holstein Traditional Cannone. What a relaxing and wonderful violin to play. It sounds very rich and warm. As time goes by it will sound even better. If anyone is serious about playing a violin and you do not have allot of money to start with, it is worth saving more and purchasing a higher end violin or work out a payment plan with Fiddelershop. The Holstein Cannone is worth the money spent for a wonderful instrument and a great company to work with. Thank you again Pierre.
Cannone- Holstein Traditional
This is a GREAT step up violin for me. The sound is wonderful and it projects very well. When my teacher tried it out the first thing she said was how LOUD it was. It has such a nice sound. Customer service was also so helpful. They even tried out bows for me.
This violin is amazing I only have had it for a few days and I’m already really enjoying it, it’s very will made and sound so beautiful
Holstein Traditional Cannone Violin
It's a beautiful violin, truly sounds like cannon. I am blessed to own it Thank you Fiddlershop
Voice of an Angel
I’m 34 years old and just picked up the violin for the first time in about 12 years. I had previously played since I was 9 all the way through high school. For the most part, I was a pretty dedicated student and played in many youth, high school, and church orchestras. But my family never had the money to afford to upgrade my instrument from the student one that I’d always had. I think that may have played a role in my losing interest in playing. I was getting technically better, but my sound was just never beautiful. It was always just good enough. After graduating high school and heading off for college, I gave it up altogether and never thought twice. Fast forward twelve years to a couple months ago, my step-daughter says that she wants to learn to play violin. She didn’t even know I had played for all those years. I told her I’d start to teach her myself and if she took a liking to it, I’d start paying for lessons. I found my old violin and dusted it off and started to teach her, while at night I would play and practice as we’ll just for kicks. It turns out that the one who got hooked again was me! But no how much the rust would start to come off from my technical abilities, the sound just wasn’t there. I started reading about violins and realized that your instrument could definitely stunt your growth, and could make it even harder to play than what it should’ve been. So I decided that I was finally going to treat myself to a much better violin. After watching countless review videos from Fiddlerman and other companies, and after playing multiple violins in local shops, I settled on this beautiful Holstein Traditional Cannone violin. Based on the videos, it had the sound I was looking for. Well, the videos don’t even do it justice. What a powerhouse! It’s plays with soaring highs that cut spectacularly, and deep resonant lows. It’s definitely a 1,000% upgrade from my student violin. And compared to some other violins I played around the same price point, it has some serious value with sound quality. Fiddlerman and Fiddlershop are definitely top quality violin vendors and their instruments are worth every penny. I’m in love with my violin and can’t wait to pass it down to my own kids when they’re ready to upgrade. Maybe by then, I’ll also be ready to upgrade to a Bench Cannone! Until then, I’m going to enjoy the heck out of this wooden masterpiece!
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.