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Holstein Traditional Panette Guarneri Violin
The Holstein Traditional Panette Violin is inspired by '1737 ‘Panette’ Guarneri del Gesù’. This beautiful violin is known for its rich, strong and open sound.
- Real hand applied oil varnish
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 10 years
- Real quality Ebony fittings and fingerboard
- Aubert Mirecourt or Despiau 3-tree French-made bridges
- Set up with our preferred Kaplan Amo Strings (or what we prefer for the specific violin!)
Every Holstein instrument undergoes Fiddlershop's quality setup and quality control with our famous 10-point inspection, and is covered by a lifetime structural warranty and free adjustments.
How good is it?
Man this violin is so good!!! The quality and the Precision of this instrument is top notch... the action of the strings is just perfect!!! I recommend this to anyone who is in a Jouior Orchestra!
I now own two violins from Fiddlershop and love them both. The Panette is a Guarneri model with a darker tone but still produces complexity, richness and power throughout the spectrum from its full rich G through its well pronounced E that is clear and clean with full upper harmonics without shrillness. The instrument feels lighter to hold and somehow feels slightly smaller than my other instrument which is a Stradivarius model Artist although measurements are the same on both models. The Panette is a pleasure, well rounded, articulate and expressive. As Pierre says "Get yours today at Fiddlershop.com".
I have had
I have had the instrument for about three weeks now and becoming more impressed. At the beginning the violin sounded quite dead which was expected, however I had higher expectations. But now the violin is opening more and more up and I am now very satisfied. I was asking for a dark sounding instrument and Michael directed me towards the traditional Panette, a Guarneri pattern. And the violin is indeed dark sounding. The tones it produces are very very nice, it is a great step up from my student level violin. The violin vibrates a lot when playing, you can feel the vibration through your neck and out in the body. The tone is quite powerful, especially the a string which I love, unlike my old fiddle which sounded awful on the a. The resonans is great and there is a very even balance frem the g string to the e. It sings when playing the right notes. A note on the strings. The violin was arrived with Daddario kaplan amo strings and some days ago I shifted to Pirastro's Evah Pirazzi Gold they sounded great on my old fiddle). I wasn't very pleased with them and changed back to the kaplan amo strings. I think I will stick to them in the future, they produce a very pleasant sound on this violin. So far I have become very pleased with my new instrument and I believe it should serve me for the years to come. In the future I will strongly consider doing business with Fiddlershop again. The service was probably the best I have ever encountered on the internet. Mike was very friendly and answered my emails almost instantly. I felt very safe doing business with this retailer, and am, as I said,very pleased with my new violin.
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