Ming Jiang Zhu 905 Violin

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Ming-Jiang Zhu Model 905 Violin. Also called Model A.
Boxwood fittings with Guarneri model chinrest and Aubert Mirecourt bridge. 4/4 size only.

The maker, Ming Jiang Zhu, is a "VSA" (Violin Society of America) gold medal winner! He has won the greatest number and highest level of awards in that highly prestigious international competition. He has become one of the most frequently awarded violinmakers in the world. Fiddlershop is proud to sell these fine instruments which would surely cost many times more if they came from any European country. This instrument is as beautiful to look at, as it is easy to play. It has all the wonderful qualities of a fine professional instrument and reminds me of the sound from fine Italian old violins.

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Paul Muije

MJZ 905

I bought my MJZ 905 several months ago. I wanted to play it and really get the feel of it before I wrote my review. It is a beautiful violin. Great tone. It has made me a better violist. I have a hard time putting it down, I want to keep playing, expressing myself. For the price of this violin, you can not go wrong. I also bought a set up with it. Very reasonable price. The people at Fiddlershop were very helpful and courteous. Highly recommended.


You're getting more than what

You're getting more than what you pay for. At least that's what I think after using it for months. Had this for 4-5 months already and this thing never fails to impress me. I'm glad I bought it despite having second thoughts of buying violin online. I used to play a lot when I was younger. As a returnee to playing violin, I think I made the right choice buying it. My review is kinda vague but that's pretty much how I feel with this MJZ 905 I have.

Ivy Shaffer

I purchased two

I purchased two incredible violins this week, a Ming Jiang Zha 905 and the Fiddlerman Concert Violin. I would like to acknowledge and say THANK YOU TO MIKE, PIERRE AND CRISTINA for helping me during the process of finding the perfect instruments for our family.Second, I confess I am a true novice when it comes to the violin, but since I have a piano background I am able to discern the differences in the quality of sound produced by different violins such as the rental we were playing on and those I tried in local music stores). So I was seeking a quality instrument that was also affordable.My hours and months of searching for the right instrument became a daunting task as I realized there are very few places one can go to in order to trial a violin. Fortunately I found Fiddlershop and spent many more hours listening to Pierre play every violin on his website and then more on YouTube. I was mesmerized by Pierre's talent, but equally impressed with his knowledge of violins. That alone told me I came to the right place, because in my local search, seemingly, reputable stores just ���sold�� violins and the sales personnel were relatively clueless when it came to answering the simplest of questions. You would think when you are spending hundreds of dollars there would be knowledable professionals eager to help. But that didn't seem to be the case.As for my MJZ905 it is truly remarkable. I had many violins on my list including the GCV Cremona Kreisler and the Scott Cao 750, which made it difficult for me to decide. Each of these instruments had the qualities I was looking for. Ultimately the decision was mine, so I kept listening to the violins and kept coming back to the Ming and then I asked myself what was it that kept drawing me back to that violin? The answer, an impeccable tone that seemed to sing her way into my heart! The more I listened, the more convinced I was that this was going to be my violin. The Ming was so openly warm and pleasant and listening to Pierre play Shindler's List on it just moved me like no other instrument I have ever heard. I know Pierre is a brilliant violinist, with decades of experience, so I knew I would not even come close to doing this sweet violin justice at this time in my journey, BUT TAKE NOTE BEGINNERS, I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN! ONCE YOU HOLD AND PLAY IT, YOU ARE HOOKED! What a fantastic incentive to practice in my opinion get the violin mute) The MJZ is very easy to play, tune AND I no longer find I need fret tape.The MJZ905 is as beautiful to look at, as it is to play. The only change I requested was the addition of Larson strings. This violin is everything Pierre talks about in his video and more; it's an investment that I will surely cherish for many, many years.To protect my instrument, I purchased the Fiddlerman case, as I definitely wanted to protect it against the weather here in NJ. Again Mike did not disappoint as he suggested this case for its durability. It's truly a great case with a zipper top and magnetic lock with rain flaps. It's nicely made and my favorite part are the two compartments inside to put tuners, rosin, shoulder rests, etc. The inside is velvet and securely holds the violin in place.Perhaps the single most important lesson I learned during this journey is that a quality violin such as the MJZ905 does not have to come with the most expensive price tag. I considered this purchase as an important investment that would help me reach my personal goals while enjoying the journey.I have gained a wealth of knowledge after interacting with Mike and as I said earlier I even bought a second violin for my daughter. Fiddlershop is a great resource, with fabulous instruments for anyone. I am truly grateful for their assistance and patience. WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND I LOVE THE MJZ905A, the best!ADDENDUM: I have now been playing on the MJZ905 for about one month and this instrument just sings! She's finally a bit broken in and indeed is warm and mellow. From a beginner's standpoint I simply can not wait to practice which is quite the difference from my piano playing days) and I find that this violin is very responsive, allowing me to begin playing faster and learning jigs. I have fun learning to play my scales a bit faster too. Also with almost four months of instruction and playing under my belt, I am not using any fret tape and my teacher is very happy with my progress. This violin is so beautiful I simply can't say enough. One thing I will mention is that I did get it insured. Unlike pianos, this violin travels to and from lessons, I just didn't want anything to happen to it and I would recommend insurance if you can afford it.


All I can

All I can say is WOW! I received my G905 today and it is an absolutely beautiful violin. Right out of the case the tones are very open and deep. I'm sure as time goes on it will continue to open up and become even more amazing. I recently got back into playing after playing the viola for four years in school. I haven't played in 14 years but the more I study and practice the more I remember what I had learned over a decade ago. I can't wait to further my skills with this G905 and hopefully become apart of the philharmonic here in my hometown. I recommend this violin to anyone at any level of playing. This is a lifetime instrument that you won't grow out of unless you want a multi million dollar Guarneri or Stradivarius.


I LOVE this

I LOVE this violin!Mine is a 2010 Asian market version which is said to be crafted with a seasonally different stock of wood specifically for more humid climates. She looks, sounds, and plays much like a fine bench violin in the $17K range except for the purfling which may have been traced on) with an interesting range of tonal colours.3rd and 4th strings sound incredibly rich, almost viola-like. While 1st and 2nd strings are sweet and ringing with very good projection. True to the Guarnerius tradition imho.The sound became more mature and sophisticated over time and continues to develop.What I love the most about mine is that she seems to require very little warm up. It takes about 15 or so minutes out of the case to get from good to great and keeps getting better to the point that it is hard to put her down. I tend to put in extra hours practicing on this violin than I intend to.At the price, I don't have to baby her so much. And in the long run, I end up spending the most time with her than with other opulent instruments. She is my favourite.I didn't have the privilege of getting mine from Fiddlershop but with their play-in and expert setup, I am certain you will be in for a treat.Highly recommended. :-D

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