The Scott Cao Superior Signature Series violins are hand-crafted in Scott Cao's Campbell, California workshop by their Award Winning Luthier Shi Liao. All instruments are handmade with select 30+ year old Bosnian Maple and Italian Spruce. These violins are hand picked as the instruments that standout as the finest Signature Series violins made. The sound and workmanship of these violins is outstanding.
These violins are made custom and upon request only from the Scott Cao workshop. Depending on inventory these violins might have a waiting time of approximately 6 months. Please consult with us before making a purchase and we'll try our best to meet your needs.
- Highest quality ebony fingerboard
- Beautiful lightweight boxwood fittings
- Oil varnish applied using traditional methods and inspired by the Italian master makers
The violin represented in the picture is a copy of the "Lord Wilton" by Guarneri del Gesu 1742.
About Scott Cao's Campbell workshop
Scott Cao has a team of ten working at the Campbell workshop. Among them are international award winning makers. The Signature Series is exclusively made by luthier Shi Liao, strictly under the supervision of master maker Scott Cao himself.
All the instruments are made with selected European Wood (Mostly maple from Bosnia and Italian spruce). The finish of these instruments is applied to resemble either an antique or a straight new finish. The beautiful oil varnish used follows the traditional methods perfected by the Italian master makers of centuries past.
Instruments made in our Campbell workshop are in the hands of advanced students and professional players. Teachers across the nation have been recommending Scott's instruments for years.
matchmaker made a match
I am an old guy hobby violinist who digs the unplugged aspect of spending a few hours on weekends trying to play Bach solo violin (no one wants to hear me play). I wanted to upgrade and tried out 18 violins that disappointed. Then, recently I purchased a violin from Fiddlershop that was “the one” and now my happy time is happier.
Beautiful instrument with mellow and tonally complex sound
This is my first truely fine violin. The luthier's hand is evident in the antique like Lord Wilton finish, beautiful wood and complex sound. This is obviously not a mass production instrument. It is the gift of a lifetime I gave myself. Many thanks to the team at Fiddlershop for the set up support and excellent advice and service through the process. The fine accessories from you compliment Scott Cao's violin. The Fiddlershop video is on YouTube. Even a novice like me produces better music with an instrument so well designed. Well worth the wait and it was delivered two months earlier than expected.
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.