Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Violin Review
Ming-Jiang Zhu Model 909 Violin. Also called Model AAA. This violin is made by the Senior Master Luthiers at the Ming Jiang Zhu workshop and comes with a certificate. It is set up and tested by our professional luthiers in our Florida workshop and comes with a lifetime structural warranty and free lifetime adjustments.
Bridge: Professional level Despiau Three Tree or Aubert
Strings: Thomastik Vision. The strings chosen might differ depending on the characteristics of each instrument. For any string preference, please add a comment to your order.
Body Pattern: The Ming Jiang Zhu 909 is made in both Guarneri and Strad replicas. Please specify your preference in the order notes, or speak to a customer service representative.
About the maker
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.
At Fiddlershop we will personally go through these violins thoroughly and test/tune/adjust them before shipping. The violin will arrive ready to play out of the box.
I took this Ming Jiang Zhu 909 Violin on home trial just to see if it was any better than my current violin, which I thought was a pretty decent $2500 violin. Well, the difference was amazing! The resonance across all 4 strings blew me away. Also the finish and workmanship is very good. Overall I am very happy with my new violin!
I have purchased quite a few violins in the past and none of them reach up to the level of this G909A. I could tell the difference as soon as I played it out of the box. The Fiddlershop set it up perfectly and it stays in tune very well. It's got nice dark and rich tones on the lower register which I love. I can't wait to see how it opens up the more I play it.
First about the 909 itself. It took me about one week to "get to know" my new violin. At first it felt intimidating and unfamiliar, and then it warmed up to me and now seems an extension of some beautiful, warm, and passionate places within me. This violin is rather dark with a truly lovely tone, and also projects clear and powerfully. As far as the buying experience, I can't imagine better customer service. I spoke with several people at Fiddlershop and everyone was extremely helpful with every little concern and question I had. Hearing 3 different 909's being played for me on Youtube was critical in allaying my concerns and solidifying my choice.
First off, this violin is beautiful, pictures can't do it justice. Very light weight with wonderful sound and tone. Very happy with the violin and Fiddlershop.
Excellent! From pre-purchase to receiving the instrument. The violin sounds much better than expected as promised. The shipment was delivered before promised date. Thank you for a great buying experience.