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Holstein "Soil" Stradivarius
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Fiddlerman
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March 1, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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but the one who needs the least."

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Quite a beautiful instrument, and piece.

How is the response on the instrument? What kind of strings are you using?

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Fiddlerman
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March 1, 2016 - 1:59 pm
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Great response and we put Dominant Strings on the instrument.

If you like something else we do that instead at no additional charge.

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Beautiful instrument 🙂 

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Ok, ship mine with these:

http://www.bbc.costringsm/news.....t-17232058

Do all of these violins have a similar tone? This sounds pretty dark to me which is wonderful, but i am curious to hear one just a tad brighter?

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What a beauty! Love the gold-ish colour. The sound is amazing too. 😀

 
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Yup, it not only looks great, but also beautiful to listen to...

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Fiddlerman
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March 2, 2016 - 8:59 pm
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Thanks guys.

risk, these tend to be a bit brighter than many of our models. It's a Strad pattern but perhaps you are right about this particular Soil.

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Very very beautiful instrument and a true gift in your hands Pierre.  I love that piece and that violin is just golden ART.  

Thanks for posting... you know... its always good to have a wish list.  1st-placeviolin-1267  are you using a bow that is featured in the FS? 

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Fiddlerman
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Actually that is a 3 star Holstein bow that I was using when making that video.
Even the Vuillaume style at that:
http://fiddlershop.com/holstei.....n-bow.html

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Hi, FM,

I have been wondering why isn't there an advance category for violins on fiddlershop?

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Fiddlerman
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I'm sorry, could you please be a bit more specific. I love great ideas.

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To me, there would be violins that are in between intermediate and professional violins. To me a professional violin would be used for people who plays in professional orchestra, who teaches violin, etc. like you, FM. Therefore, I felt like there's a gap in your listed violins.

I am looking for a full size violin for my daughter who is about to grow out of her 3/4 size violin. She is an intermediate violin player, will be an advance intermediate, advance player in the future, but she is not a professional violinist. When I look at your violins, I am hesitated to buy in professional violin category yet wonder if those listed in intermediate would serve her till she is an advance player. I like to buy something I don't have to upgrade for her in the next five to ten years (I guess I could go for professional violins in that sense but I could not afford it right now).

I understand the "title" should not matter as long as the instrument suit your taste and style of playing. I just have a rigid mind, just like I like to have a curriculum for my violin skill level so I know where I am at, when I can challenge myself more, when I am ready to challenge myself to the next level, etc.

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Fiddlerman
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Ahhh, now I understand.

Advanced is in our opinion the same as Intermediate. Perhaps we should rethink it. 🙂

Thanks for your thoughts.

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