This is the new 2020 model of the Glasser Carbon Composite 4/4 acoustic violin! For the first time it features a carbon composite bridge and sound post! Carbon fiber is five times stronger than steel. One would think that a violin made from this material would sound something like a trash can in the wind. Well, think again, especially you crusty traditionalists out there. Carbon composite fiddles are quickly finding friends in the musical world, and for good reason.
First, yes, they are tough, and therefore they are perfect for students and others who may find themselves in difficult environments, like rainy festivals or crowded and rough playing conditions. Players who use carbon fiber bows already understand these safeguards. However, more to the point, their durability does not automatically lead to a tone-deprived instrument. In fact, just the opposite.
The long established and highly reputed Glasser Bow Company has entered the carbon composite violin field with a tremendous product. After years of careful research and development, Glasser is producing a wonderful, affordable carbon composite violin, the latest model of which you see here. Go to Glasser
I play all of the violins in my shop to get to know them and to insure that they are ready to go out into the world and make my customers happy. If they don't have what it takes, back to the bench they go. I have played this fiddle in performance; that's how much I trust it. The intonation is incredibly accurate, the tone is expansive, round and tends to the dark side, the neck is very comfortable, and as a pleasant bonus, the pegs are Wittner Fine Tune planetary Geared pegs. check them out
This violin has been adjusted and set-up for optimal playing. It features Larsen strings and a Glasser tailpiece as well as a Guarneri style chin rest.
PLEASE NOTE! There is no free shipping to Alaska or Hawaii or to countries other than the United States.
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.