My new Fiddleman Artist violin arrived within the past hour. As when I bought my Fiddlerman Concert violin back in February, it arrived extremely well-packed. And, even though I ordered the Artist without any accessories, to my surprise, when I opened the box, it was in a beautiful case, a case on par with the one that came with my Concert Outfit, minus the built-in hygrometer. Aywren, from NetFiddler, had the same surprise when she recently received her Fiddlerman Master violin. Leave it to the Fiddlerman!
The first thing I noticed was the color of the violin. Unlike my Concert violin, the color is lighter, almost a honey and maple syrup coloring. I really like the way it looks. The only change I had them make was to replace the ebony Guarneri style chinrest with a ebony Flesch flat center model chin rest.
I’m not going to go too much into detail now, because I am anxious to try it out, but I just wanted to show it off. I’m sure I’ll be back in a day or so with a full review. I’m one happy fiddler today!