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Strad vs Guarneri models
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What physical features make a violin a Strad copy vs a Guarneri copy?  Are the fiddlerman model violins modeled after one or the other?

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January 24, 2017 - 1:25 pm
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Most of the Fiddlerman and Holstein violins are made using the Guarneri pattern. Usually a Guarneri pattern violin has a tendency to produce darker sounds.

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Does that include the fiddlerman master (I have one coming this week)?

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January 25, 2017 - 8:18 am
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joejitsumd said
Does that include the fiddlerman master (I have one coming this week)?  

Yes Joe, I believe that it is. I can't be sure because the little workshop that makes the master makes a few Strad pattern Masters also, for those customers who request them, however, I ship back Masters that sound too bright.
Occasionally we'll have some professional violinists or fiddlers that request bright sounding violins that project well. I would say that 70% of our customers prefer darker sounding over bright sounding violins.

We shipped quit a few Masters out last week so I can't be sure of which one is yours.

Thanks for the order. :)

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