The Ming Jiang Zhu 909 violas are made at the Noble Heart workshop (winners of many "Violin Society of American" awards). These violas are very powerful!
Well-flamed European maple back and sides
Well-seasoned European Spruce top
Oil Antique Finish; looks like an older viola
Despiau or Aubert Bridge
- Available in sizes 14" to 16.5"
This viola will arrive completely set up and thoroughly tested/tuned/adjusted at Fiddlershop before shipment. We spend an average of 3 hours on each viola!
Very glad I went with the 909 Viola
I really hesitated before paying quite a bit more for this MJZ 909 viola than I'd planned, but after Pierre's video comparison (thank you!), I couldn't help myself: I had to have the 909 model. The feel and the sound amaze me every time I pick it up - very rich sounding and plenty of volume. Great setup. Highly recommended.
This viola is my soulmate!! The moment I first played it, it was a perfect match. Talk about projection and power! She is wonderful and sooooo buttery smooth and easy to play. The lower registers feel like a warm hug after a long day at work: just comforting and soothing! I could go on and on, but I digress. With my Marquise Escher Codabow, this will be my winning combo for a verrrry long time.
Above and beyond...
I was happy to be able to get the 16.5" 909 Ming Jiang-Zhu. I can honestly say that Fiddlershop's customer service excels in a way I have never seen with a company. The instrument is stunningly gorgeous to behold and sounds great. To my taste, it truly is the most gorgeous looking stringed instrument I have ever seen. It arrived very thoughtfully packaged and set up. The fittings are fantastic and it arrived pre strung with professional grade viola strings. Fiddlershop fulfilled a shipping request I had with no problem. I give the Fiddlershop my highest recommendation. I LOVE my Ming Jiang-Zhu Viola!
An incredible purchase from an incredible independent company
I am absolutely in love with my 16” Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Viola! The sound is absolutely amazing and even throughout all of the registers. I am especially fond of the projection and depth of sound from the lower register on this instrument. I am extremely glad that I purchased this instrument and model. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiddlershop because the process was easy and painless from start to finish. They really take pride in listening to the wants and needs of their customers and will work to ensure that you get what you want. I also received contact followups from Fiddlershop wanting to ensure that I was indeed happy and satisfied with my recent purchases to which I am! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Clare, Micheal, and Pierre!!!
I love Ming Jiang zhu
I bought my daughter Ming Jiang zhu violin several years ago and loved it. This time needed to buy viola. As I had enough credit from rent, so wanted to purchase at the local store. But I felt I would regret if I don’t try Ming Jiang zhu so ordered from fiddlershop. My daughter’s teacher asked where I purchased this and she said the other one we picked before cannot beat this quality. I love it!
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.