New Core Select 1850S
With vintage instruments being the best available in the 1970's when I first started my music career, newer instruments have rarely caught my attention. Recently an ad from my trusted violin parts supplier caught my eye. A really good looking violin with an exceptional curly maple one piece back at a bargain price? I could not resist and the fiddles did not disappoint. Aside from amazing curly maple, the instruments have a solid European spruce top, ebony pegs and fingerboard, a Wittner Ultra fine tuning tailpiece, and an antique looking amber to red-brown varnish finish. After doing our style fiddle style set up that includes a lower, flatter bridge and Pirastro Cromcor strings, I was impressed with the full sound even sound that will develop as the instrument is played. At $950 with a featherweight case these instruments are an exceptional value in a new or old fiddle. Stock number P71.