These beautiful instruments are currently available and looking for a new home.
Stainer Copy, fully restored ~ $600
A fantastic fiddle at a great price. This Stainer copy was made in Germany in the early 1900’s. It has been re-graduated, it has a new bass bar, and new ebony hardware. The color and patina reflect the 100+ years that this fiddle has been played. It has the deep, round body that is a Stainer characteristic, and produces a big, full sound that will never get lost in a jam.
The Heart Fiddle ~ $1200
My sincere thanks to Steve who gave me this fiddle to work on. Wish I had “before” pictures. My guess is that it was a student violin from a music school somewhere. It was a dreadful yellow color with heavy, thick varnish and 3 serious cracks in the top that needed to be repaired. The bass bar had to be replaced and the top needed to be re-graduated. The peg head was re-carved to get rid of a clunky place where it had “conservatory violin” stamped into the wood. The fingerboard was removed, shaped, and replaced to correct a previous repair. A new nut was carved and installed. I inlaid a small heart in mother of pearl just behind the heel. It sounds wonderful – a very full, round, balanced and resonant voice with clean highs. This fiddle will be your main player for many years.
Half-Size German Fiddle c. 1950 ~ $135
Start your future fiddler off right with a real instrument. This is a 1/2 size German violin from about 1950. The original sales receipt is included with the instrument. At more than 60 years old, it is in very good condition and has a remarkably pleasant sound. There is some minor wear, a few small nicks and some scuff marks, but it is still in great shape overall. New strings and tail piece. Comes with newly re-haired original bow with “Germany” stamped near the frog.
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