Above, the left-handed VN-100 Violin
Above, the left-handed VN-102 Violin
Fiddleheads carries the VN-100 and VN-102 in a Left-handed model!
The VN-100 and VN-102, as described here and in customer testimonials, are now available to our customers needing a rare true left-handed model. (More notes on left-handed violins here.)
What's the difference between a true left-handed violin and one strung backwards? The inner workings of a violin, like the bass bar, soundpost and the way in which the plates are carved, are what support the various frequencies and give a violin the best tone.
So a violin with the strings reversed without being MADE to play left-handed is like rewiring your stereo to put low frequencies through the tweeters and the high end through bass woofers. The sound is no good, not to mention the right-handed angle of the neck makes playing more difficult.
These true left-handed violins are just like the regular VN-100 and VN-102 violins, but made from scratch specifically for left-handed players. Reversed bass bar and soundpost, reversed chin rest, reversed strings/pegs/bridge and neck angle all make for a custom instrument without a custom price tag.
Both models are setup with Dominant strings. Outfits include the standard VN-25 bow, economy case and rosin (combined value $175+) for only $100 more.