This violin features a bird's eye maple ONE-piece back and neck. It has an oil varnish, with a two-tone appearance, as the top has been varnished with a honey colored oil varnish. The pegs and neck are ebony, the strings are Helicore Zyex, the tailpiece is a Wittner "space age composite" unit, with four fine tuners. The violin has had a proper re-graduation and has been fitted with a Simeon Chambers bass bar and sound post.
Besides being eye catching, this fiddle is fun to play. It has a big, clear sound, excellent intonation and will, I have no doubt, mature as it is played in. Good wood on the G string and a clear E. The tone is even across all four strings. The price has been slashed because there is a repaired crack at the top of the back, near the neck heel, as well as a rib crack above the upper treble bout. They've been repaired and are fine. I (ALWAYS) guarantee my work. This is an opportunity for a player to pick up a great fiddle for a ridiculous price.
**As a rule, we do not include chinrests when a violin is purchased. We've found that customers are very picky about that, as they well should be. There is nothing worse than an uncomfortable chinrest. Many players prefer their own chinrests, and there are hundreds of different models out there. If you are a brand new player or someone who would be happy to receive a "Guarneri style" chinrest, we will include one at your request.
**Furthermore, should you prefer a traditional ebony tailpiece or a different set of strings, that's no problem. Simply make me aware of that.
TERMS OF SALE: Filius Fiddles, LLC guarantees all violins sold are functional and playable right out of the box. Any repairs done on the instrument are guaranteed upon arrival, less any abuse or negligence on the part of the owner. Starting from the date of delivery, you have two weeks during which to try out your new fiddle, let it settle in, make any string changes if so desired, and play it in different venues so that you can get a good idea of its ability. Should you care to return or exchange it during that two-week period, no problem! The buyer pays for return shipping. As long as there is no change in the integrity of the instrument, no sign of negligence or new damage, a full refund will be sent.
Also, after that two-week period, should you wish to exchange the violin for one of equal or greater value, that is doable. Simply contact me and we can make that happen.
PLEASE understand that sometimes in shipping a violin, the sound post may fall. This is because it is irresponsible to ship a violin under full string tension. Occasionally, with low string tension, the post may dislodge. It happens. If so, your local luthier should be able to re-install it in about 10 minutes! Just make sure, upon arrival, that your violin's post is standing under the right foot (treble side) of the bridge. If not, do NOT tighten the strings.