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Where Holsteins are made?
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SEHatfield
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Does anyone know where the Holstein violins are made? What workshop or town? I love researching where my instruments are made. 

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I would contact Fiddlershop.com and ask this question if you want to be 100% sure of your answer, rather than have a bunch of guesses or possible wrong information. I am sure some members know, but to be accurate, this would be a question best answered by Fiddlershop. They have a contact us at the bottom of their home page.

They have an email address and a phone number available.

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SEHatfield said
 I love researching where my instruments are made.  

Buy a 19th c. European trade violin - that love will quickly die!dazed

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Mine is Hungarian but I am on the lookout for a second fiddle to leave tuned adad, Unfortunately fiddlerman violins cost too much in shipping so I am looking at something French, I have actually been out bid on a couple in recent auctions, everyone seems to know the right ones to bid on for some reason.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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Mouse said
I would contact Fiddlershop.com and ask this question if you want to be 100% sure of your answer, rather than have a bunch of guesses or possible wrong information. I am sure some members know, but to be accurate, this would be a question best answered by Fiddlershop. They have a contact us at the bottom of their home page.

They have an email address and a phone number available.

Fiddlershop.com

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I did reach out and here's their reply, 

"Thanks for reaching out! Sadly, due to privacy agreements, we are unable to disclose the name of the workshop where the Holstein instruments are made in. The info I can provide is that the luthier shop is a gold star award-winning luthier workshop in Guanzhou China."

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I can understand that. I have searched for info on my old violin and cello. It is hard to come by and I am happy knowing I love the instruments. Luthiers and shops like to keep that secret. If the violin is quality, has a sound you like, that should make you happy, realizing there are secrets that we don't know. It is like a recipe fir a manufactured cake. That will not be divulged either. 

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Info on named violins is partial.

I found my old link to this dictionary yesterday: http://www.luthiers-mirecourt......s_1924.htm

Henley's Universal Dictionary contains pictures of about 6 labels from Breton violins, not including mine, shucks!

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Gordon Shumway said
Info on named violins is partial.

I found my old link to this dictionary yesterday: http://www.luthiers-mirecourt......s_1924.htm

Henley's Universal Dictionary contains pictures of about 6 labels from Breton violins, not including mine, shucks!

  

Thanks Gordon. I was talking about my Fiddlershop Holstein violin. 

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SEHatfield said
Does anyone know where the Holstein violins are made? What workshop or town? I love researching where my instruments are made. 

  

Funny, when I purchased my soloist I asked the same question when speaking with fiddlershop for the same reasons.  Sorta to get some type of connection with who built it..not for quality reasons or anything..maybe just the story of how it was made what people involved ..etc.  for whatever reason.

Ive pretty much gotten the impression that China IS the German/French violin makers of the 19th century today.  Its like if you were living then and bought a violin except now you buy one made there.  You can even have tonewoods from Europe if that means anything.. it seems like it does.  AND its brand new.  Id love to be able to buy from the violin maker down the road...go in and help pick the wood..speak to the person that built it..but. yeah..10k or better probably.. cant justify and certainly cant swing something like that out of the wallet.  I dont think youll find better in the price range.  maybe comparable but not better.

Not preaching I just share your thoughts and figured Id post mine.  I think you made a great choice.. Ive looked at that model seriously but like other things cant do it at the moment and mine suits what i do for sure...and probably will for as long as i play..

doesnt help G.A.S though.😁  

all my opinions not neccesarily facts and no answer to your question for sure.  

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SEHatfield said

Gordon Shumway said

Info on named violins is partial.

I found my old link to this dictionary yesterday: http://www.luthiers-mirecourt......s_1924.htm

Henley's Universal Dictionary contains pictures of about 6 labels from Breton violins, not including mine, shucks!

  

Thanks Gordon. I was talking about my Fiddlershop Holstein violin. 

  

I know. I was making the point that anonymity brings problems.

Andrew

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Hey Guys,
I'm not sure that this question has been addressed.
Some of our Holstein Violins are made in our best Chinese workshops and some are made in a German workshop.
We literally import thousands of instruments every year. Last year around 8000.
Some of the work is done abroad and some here at Fiddlershop. Some Holsteins are even varnished at Fiddlershop.
For us to keep the cost down we have instruments made in foreign workshops. These are workshops that only make instruments specifically for us and have regular communications with us. We also have a dedicated QC person in China. We are involved in all aspects including wood sourcing.
Imagine what we pay our great American luthiers multiplied by the time it takes to construct a violin from start to finish and you'll understand whey we do it this way. The majority of our workshops are located in the Guangdong Province.

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