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Bluegrass Shack Productions wants you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you are looking for a new fiddle and you don't know what size to order, or if you aren't sure if you should buy new, used, or vintage, take a look at this information from the LearnBluegrass website.

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, "What is the difference between a fiddle and a violin?" There is no difference in the instrument at all. The setup of the instrument might be slightly different, such as a different brand of string or a different bridge curvature. Usually classical players refer to the instrument as a violin, and bluegrass, country and folk musicians will refer to it as a fiddle. Your purchase will work for any style of music!

All fiddles (violins) purchased from Bluegrass Shack Productions are set up by an expert player/luthier. You can rest assured that the instrument you purchase here will be in top shape and ready to play. If you have a preference in setup, you can contact us for custom setup. This includes anything from a particular brand of string, to a certain type of tailpiece or chinrest, or even a specific bridge curvature. Because we cater to more bluegrass and folk players, we generally setup our fiddles with a lower bridge (for easier play).

If you save your receipt, you will also be able to trade in your fiddle for a different size (for children starting on a less than full size instrument) or for a more expensive one later on. We offer great trade-in values, many times giving you the full amount you paid for your instrument when it is returned to us in good condition with the original receipt.

Instruments may be purchased using a credit card or your checking account through PayPal. This is free for buyers. If you would like to purchase with a check or money order, please contact us at BluegrassShack@aol.com for instructions. Thank you and happy looking!

New Student Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $150.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only)
Comes in sizes from 1/16 to 3/4

In stock! NOT 4/4 (full) size. All fractional sizes in stock! We carry a variety of fractional (small) size instruments, complete with case and bow. This new violin is great for students! In the photo, the sizes are as follows: 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16. They are a good value, and include everything you need to get a good start. Because we carry of variety of brands, the specifications may vary slightly. Color may also vary from light orange/brown to tan to sunburst, though we are happy to try to get to what color you desire.

Please specify what size you would like through e-mail after you place your order! If you need help determining the proper size, visit this page of the Learn Bluegrass Fiddle website.

* Dyed maple or ebony fingerboard
* Wooden, boxwood or ebony pegs
* Wooden, boxwood or ebony chinrest
* Tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair and ebony frog.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $180.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4212
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Sunburst, glossy varnish! Top is medium to wide-grained spruce, with a maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a full, moderately bright tone quality. I think this would be good for any type of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs with Parisian Eye
* Ebony chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $180.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3886
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Perfect for the beginning player! Beautiful, glossy varnish with fancy boxwood fittings! Top is fine-grained spruce, with a maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a bright tone quality. Smooth and easy to play! Great for bluegrass and Irish music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy Boxwood pegs
* Boxwood chinrest
* Boxwood tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $180.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4209
Comes in full size (4/4)

SOLD! Sunburst, glossy varnish! Top is fine-grained spruce, with a maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a bright tone quality. This will get you heard in any acoustic jam! Great for bluegrass and Irish music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs with Parisian Eye
* Ebony chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $205.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3626
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Beautiful, glossy varnish! Top is fine to wide-grained spruce, with a maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a full, moderately bright tone quality. Nice E string that doesn't reach out and grab you! Great tone for the price! I would recommend this for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $215.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4325
Comes in full size (4/4)

SOLD! Nice, glossy varnish! Beautiful color on this one! Top is fine-grained spruce, with a maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as medium loud in volume, with a deeper tone quality. Hard to find something in this price range that has such a good tone! I would recommend this for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Wooden chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $260.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 1222
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Nice antiqued, matte varnish! Top is fine-grained spruce, with a lightly flamed maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as medium loud to loud in volume, with a slightly bright tone quality. Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Composite tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Lightly flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Antiqued matte varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $260.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4159
Comes in full size (4/4)

SOLD! Beautifully antiqued, matte varnish! Top is medium to wide-grained spruce, with a nicely flamed maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as medium loud in volume, with a warm, all around moderate tone quality. Easy to play and great for any style of music! Very nice sound, especially in this price range! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Antiqued matte varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $355.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4076
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Lightly antiqued! Top is medium to fine-grained spruce, with a lightly flamed maple back, sides and neck! I would classify this one as medium loud in volume, with a warm, more mellow tone quality. Even across all strings. Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Composite tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Matte varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $425.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3559
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Handmade! Beautiful glossy varnish! Top is very fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are nicely flamed maple! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a moderately bright tone quality. Great for all styles of music, and so easy to play! Please Note: There are a few very light scratches under the tailpiece from the fine tuners. Not all the way through the varnish. It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Nicely flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Krutz 5-String Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $575.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4394
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Wow! This 5-string has a wonderful tone on the C string! So unusual because violin bodies just don't have the size that a viola body has. Really well balanced all across! I recorded a longer than usual soundclip of this one so that you could hear the beauty and depth of range. This is a Krutz 100 5-Star, Model F410. Top is fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are nicely flamed maple. I would classify this one as medium loud to loud in volume, with a moderately bright tone quality. Full and well balanced. Wonderful instrument to look at and to play! Note: This particular instrument has been discounted due to a couple of scratches and a varnish blemish. See Pictures. Don't miss out on your chance to get a great sounding 5-string for this price! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Metal tailpiece with five fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Nicely flamed maple back, sides and scroll
* Glossy varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Handmade Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $575.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3949
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! This one has a beautiful highly and tightly flamed maple back! Handmade entirely by one person from start to finish. Top is fine-grain spruce, and the back, sides and neck are tightly flamed maple. Matte varnish is lightly antiqued. I would classify this one as medium loud to loud in volume, with an all around moderate tone quality. Full and balanced. Not overly bassy and not overly bright. Wonderful instrument! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs with Parisian eye
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with Parisian eye and four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Hand carved, flamed maple back, sides and scroll
* Antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $725.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4240
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Here's another fantastic sounding instrument for the money! This is a Knilling Bucharest 5KF made in Romania. Top is medium-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are flamed maple! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a slightly bassy tone quality. Moderately bright and even across strings. Super easy to play! Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* One-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Matte antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $760.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4182
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Special handmade and antiqued varnish! Take a look at the beautiful, one-piece maple back on this! Top is fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are beautifully flamed maple! This is a real winner in my book! I would classify this one as medium loud to loud in volume, with a slightly bassy tone quality. Nice warmth, and even across all strings. Highly recommended in this price range. Great for all styles of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* One-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $760.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4175
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Special handmade and antiqued varnish! Here is another one with a beautiful, one-piece maple back! Top is medium to fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are flamed maple! Stunning instrument in sound and looks! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with a slightly bassy tone quality. Nice brightness, but not overly so. Good clarity! Highly recommended in this price range. Great for bluegrass music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* One-piece flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $760.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4178
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Special handmade and antiqued varnish make this one look vintage! This one has a special antique technique applied to the varnish that makes it crackled! I could not get this to photograph well. I even tried a close-up (see Pic 1), but it really looks so much better than the pictures. Top is medium to fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are beautifully flamed maple! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with an all around moderate tone quality. Good warmth! Forgiving! Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Nicely flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $760.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4180
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! Special handmade and antiqued varnish make this one look vintage! Top is fine-grained, lightly figured spruce, and the back, sides and neck are beautifully flamed maple! I would classify this one as loud in volume, with an all around moderate tone quality. Slightly sweet, and even across all strings. Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Fancy ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Figured Spruce top
* Nicely flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $795.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 4179
Comes in full size (7/8)

In stock! Slightly smaller than 4/4, this 7/8 size instrument might be just what you are looking for! It has the power and tone of a full size, but is better suited for smaller hands. Handmade from start to finish by one person. Beautifully antiqued varnish! Top is medium to fine-grained spruce, and the back, sides and neck are nicely flamed maple! I would classify this one loud in volume, with a full, moderately deep tone quality! Even across all strings! Highly recommended! Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs with Parisian eye
* Ebony chinrest
* Ebony tailpiece with Parisian eye and four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Nicely flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with a featherweight case and a student bow with real horsehair.

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New Krutz 250 (V425) Series Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $800.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3982
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! This is a Krutz 250 (V425) Series that comes complete with nice, oblong case and fully lined bow! Beautiful flaming and nicely antiqued! Medium to fine-grained spruce top. Glossy, antiqued varnish. I would classify this one as loud in volume with bright, clear tone quality. Even across all strings. Easy to play! Great for bluegrass! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Composite tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Highly flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy, antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with an oblong, featherweight case and a fully lined bow with real horsehair.

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New Krutz 250 (V425) Series Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $800.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3978
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! This is a Krutz 250 (V425) Series that comes complete with nice, oblong case and fully lined bow! Nicely flamed and nicely antiqued! Fine grain spruce top. Nicely carved scroll. Glossy, antiqued varnish. I would classify this one as medium loud to loud in volume with warm tone quality. Even across all strings. Easy to play! Great for any style of music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Composite tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Highly flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy, antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with an oblong, featherweight case and a fully lined bow with real horsehair.

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New Krutz 250 (V425) Series Violin / Fiddle Outfit with case & bow - $800.00
FREE Shipping/Insurance (US mainland only) -- Ref. 3980
Comes in full size (4/4)

In Stock! This is a Krutz 250 (V425) Series that comes complete with nice, oblong case and fully lined bow! Super tight and highly flamed maple back, and nicely antiqued varnish! Medium-grained spruce top. Glossy, antiqued varnish. I would classify this one as loud in volume with moderately bright, even tone quality. Smooth and easy to play! Great for bluegrass or folk music! It features:

* Ebony fingerboard
* Ebony pegs
* Ebony chinrest
* Composite tailpiece with four fine tuners
* Inlaid purfling
* Spruce top
* Highly flamed maple back, sides and neck
* Glossy, antiqued varnish
* Includes luthier setup to insure proper string height and good playability
* Bow comes rosined, as we test every bow personally (rosin included in outfit)

Comes complete with an oblong, featherweight case and a fully lined bow with real horsehair.

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For more information about any of these violins or if you are looking for something that is not listed here, please send an e-mail to BluegrassShack@aol.com.

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