The Holstein Traditional Red Mendelssohn, a copy of the 1720 "Red Mendelssohn" crafted by Antonio Stradivarius. This beautiful and powerful instrument features real hand applied oil varnish and high-quality wood dried a minimum of 10 years. The back is made in two pieces and has gorgeous flaming descending from the center joint.
If you're looking for a powerful and brilliant sound, the Holstein Red Mendelssohn is a great option.
Bridge: Professional level Despiau Three Tree
Strings: Thomastik Vision (Strings may differ depending on the characteristics of the individual violin. For string preference, please include a comment with your order).
Every Holstein instrument undergoes Fiddlershop's Quality Setup and quality control, and is covered by a lifetime structural warranty and free adjustments.
The mysterious history of the instrument became the narrative for Francois Girard's beloved film, "The Red Violin." The violin surfaced in the 1930's Berlin after having been purchased by an heir to the great composer, Felix Mendelssohn and is currently played by the soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn.