I just saw that Fiddlerman has listed the MJZ 903 on Fiddlershop. Since there are no reviews on the 903's supplied by Mr. Fiddlerman himself, and the internet is silent, could anyone here inform me how the 905's compare against the 903. Is the extra money worth it (I cant get myself to spend $2000 on the 905, for an intermediate student that's a lot) and are there any better violins in the price to value ration at the 903's range? In case Fiddlerman has some Scott Cao 750's, MJZ 903 and MJZ 905 lying around: How does the Scott Cao 750 compare against the 903? The 903 against the 905's? Are there any better violins at the range that I may want to consider?
Any input regarding the tonal qualities would be also be appreciated. And if you have any better recommendations: please do not hold back!
I can't compare the two violins... but I have the 905. The fittings are different also... The 905 has the boxwood pegs and chin rest.
Good luck in your choice ... You can 't go wrong with the 100% satisfaction guarantee.
I can't wait to hear what you decide.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
You get a 100% satisfaction guarantee with us. The violin is made by the same guys with less expensive wood. Chinese wood. I am impressed by all the 903's that I have tested so far.
Can I know if the satisfaction holds against international shipping's?-India is a pretty far way off. If you could recommend me a violin better than the 903 at below or the same as the 903's price: Is there a better alternative? How would you describe the 903's tone against the 905's?
Siriously, Internationally the guarantee does apply but not the shipping. Sorry.
Ah! Thanks! I saw some of the others violins you have listed and the Fiddlerman Soloist and the GCV Kreisler copy sounded lovely. They were also too close to each other to tell the differences in tone 🙂 Could you please tell me which of the two you would choose? From what I understand, the Soloist violin sounds better(much great but better still) but I think that might be be from its soloist character. Would it sound just as impressive in an orchestra (unmind my relative lack of a musical knowledge)? Does the name soloist describe soloist attributes to a violin?
I don't have, nor have I tried, the 903, but my 905 is definitely top notch. It is a dark instrument, projects very well (almost loud depending on what strings you have), and IMO has really good tone. I put on a set of Obligatos and it was almost TOO dark, almost dull. It likes brighter strings like the Xyex or Dominants. My next idea would be to try steel strings; I'm really digging these Helicores on my FM 5-string, and I think they'd make the MJZ sing.
Great violin, and looks absolutely stunning to boot. I love the antiquing on the 905, the varnish is very well done with a neutral tone I think is gorgeous. Goes really well with the boxwood accessories too!