Sima Traian Violin Review
Sima Traian Violins Review
Every Traian violin is set up in our workshop and undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
- Precisely measured string height for optimal comfort and playability
- The violin will arrive ready to play out of the case
- Comes with a high quality oblong violin case
- Supreme Handmade Fittings
- Superior Despiau 3-Tree Bridge
- We match the string set to perfectly compliment each instrument
- Available in Full Size Only
Still not convinced?
You can request this violin on an In-Home-Trial, or request a personal video. If you can't decide between two models, we can record and send a comparison video for you to pick and choose. Chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call (800-595-0592) for a professional consultation.
As an adult beginner, I wasn't sure if should go the route of multiple upgrades as so many repeat Fiddlershop customers have done or go straight to my "forever instrument". I must have tried a dozen violins in the $1,500 - $8,000 range. When I got to the Sima Traian, my decision was made. The sound is clear and mellow and the overtones are not only gorgeous but also of precious help in training my ear and intonation. Aesthetically, it's a pleasure to hold and behold. The finish is subtle and let's the quality of the wood glow without overdone antique effects. I've played it for about 80 hours at this point and the sound, which I loved originally, is now scrumptiously open. Pierre and Felix, Fiddlershop's master luthier, worked with me on some adjustments to accommodate my smallish hands. Primarily, the nut was widened and the neck was slimmed down so that the violin plays almost like a 7/8 size. Bridge and sound post adjustments were made accordingly. Thank you, Fiddlershop!
After trading up a few times, I landed on the Sima Triain violin. It is a wonderful instrument with a full sound and wonderful workmanship. It has gotten a lot of hours of playing time and continues to please. It is very well worth the price and will remain among my instruments..no more trades for me! Thank you Pierre for suggesting it.
After several upgrades through Fiddlershop (all of which were great violins), I decided to go for it and get the violin I had been wanting from the beginning. The Sima Traian violin was a wonderful violin from the get go, but then I put Pirastro Gold strings on it and WOW it really came alive! It resonates tremendously in the lower strings and just soars in the upper strings! It is so smooth and easy to play. It has great projection without being harsh or obnoxious, just crystal clear, beautiful tones! When I ordered this violin I had Fiddlershop also install the Perfection Planetary fine tuner pegs. I love these pegs! They make tuning a breeze. Overall, I could not be happier with my Sima Traian violin! If you are on the fence about this violin, just go for it - you won't regret it - it will be the last violin you ever need!
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