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A Fiddle is basically the same as a violin with the main differences being how the instrument is played and how it is set up. Fiddle music generally refers to bluegrass, country and other folk styles of music. Fiddlers tend to fit their instrument with a flatter bridge than a violinist. The flatter bridge allows the fiddler to reduce the amount of arm motion needed to play double stops and triple stops. The fiddle in bluegrass music is predominately a lead or melodic instrument, and provides much of the "fill" between melodic phrases.
Fiddles Under $250
Beginning fiddle players today are very fortunate to have such a large selection of playable fiddles or violins available for under $250.00, which should fit anyones budget. Of course, these fiddles or violins do not have the tone of the more expensive counterparts, but all of the ones we offer here are very playable, stay in tune and come as a complete outfit. We play and set up each fiddle before sending it to you so you are assured it is ready to play when you receive it.
Fiddles $250.00 - $500.00
The beginning to intermediate fiddle player can find a good quality fiddle or violin in this category that will play great and sound very good. These fiddles all come as a complete outfit and have everything you need to get started. As always, you should buy as much instrument as your budget allows, but if your budget puts you in this price category, rest assured that you have some great fiddles from which to pick!
Fiddles $500.00 - $750.00
We offer a nice variety of fiddles in this price range, including the very popular Morgan Monroe Vintage Fiddle. Which is one of the only new instruments we know of that are manufactured to provide the playability, tone and appearance of a vintage fiddle. We also offer an electronic Barcus Berry fiddle outfit and a hand-carved Palatino Maggini violin in this price range. As always, these fiddles come as a complete outfit and are ready to play when you receive them.