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Commissioned Violins and Violas from Fiddleheads Violin Studio

Are you seeking a custom-built:

Left-handed violin?

You need the plates, fingerboard and bass/treble bars reversed to make it a true left-handed violin.

Violin with an ultra-wide neck?

You have large hands or your fingers have become stiff and unworkable on a standard, narrow neck.

Fractional violin or viola?

Your child needs a smaller "fractional" professional quality instrument with full size tone and projection.

A stunning violin back with the appearance of orange and red flames."Crazy Back" Violin?

You want a handmade master violin, but in the rare "crazy back," stunning high-flamed wood?

Or do you simply want a violin made just for you?

 

Commissioned Violins and Violas from Fiddleheads Violin Studio

Our Service - Benefits - Commission a Custom Instrument

Unfortunately when a player has a very particular need in an instrument it can be very expensive and a long wait to have one custom-made. Fiddleheads Violin Studio owner Rhiannon Nachbaur experienced this problem herself when seeking a 1/2 size high-end violin for her son.

Thus Fiddleheads Violin Studio works with high-end luthiers in order to provide custom-made commissioned instruments for customers with specific needs.

We meet requests from our customers to have instruments tailor-made by select workshop makers and a few master, bench makers.

 

Our Service: Specialised Instruments are Possible

Our customers seeking a large-bodied viola with a violin scale neck can have one made easier than ever looking for one already made.

Players who are blown away by the tone and construction of violins with a "crazy back," an instrument made in exceptionally rare ravishing, beautifully-flamed wood.

And gifted young players requiring a professional sound will not be forced into an overpriced antique fractional violin or a cumbersome full-size for lack of better options in a small instrument.

Commissioned violins make it possible for a player to get exactly what she or he needs in an instrument. But usually this customization comes with a hefty price tag and unbearable wait time. Not with Fiddleheads.

 

Benefits of Commissioning an Instrument from Fiddleheads

Affordable Cost - Short Wait Times - Watch Your "Baby" Take Shape

Affordable Cost

Unlike many luthiers, who do take on custom work but charge an arm and a leg for the instrument, Fiddleheads' prices on custom instruments are only fractionally higher than the ones we bring in as stock from these makers.

For example, we only charge 15% more for an instrument with less alterations or 25% more for a competely reversed design for a left-handed player. [Note we have some left-handed violins in stock already: click here]

We keep the prices low to earn your business. Besides, we are not dealing with loads of middlemen so the prices are very fair. As well the makers are busy making violins whether they are standard models or commissioned items, so it is not necessary to charge inflated prices for the order.

Finally, our Eastern European and Asian makers ask far less money for their instruments than any North American makers of this grade. We pass savings on to our customers.

 

Short Wait Times: Our Customers Receive Priority

We know players who have been promised by other luthiers to have their custom violin completed in 6 months, but the luthiers ended up taking on other work in the meantime. In the end some players have complained of waiting two years to receive their instrument!

Fiddleheads' special order instrument our customers are not forced to wait months and years to get their instrument. Our luthiers put priority into our customers' special order instruments above anything else, working on that one instrument until it is finished. Most of our custom orders are completed in only 8 weeks.

This fast service is possible because we are dealing with makers who only make instruments and are not innundated with typical shop business and repair work. In fact, the more custom orders we have streaming in, the better it is for keeping our makers employed.

 

 

Stunning flamed wood carved into a back plate on a workbenchA "crazy back" custom viola in early stages of construction

A Zhu custom-order customer wrote:

WOW, these pictures are AMAZING! Reminds me of when I was looking at my babies' ultrasound for the first time!

I really had no idea that everything was built from scratch! I thought the front/back would be pre-carved (but with violin thickness), and I thought the ribbing comes in a roll (like a roll of duct-tape)... ha,ha,ha!

I am also impressed with how much progress they have made in just 1 week. I don't know much about violin making, but at the rate they're going, looks like they'll be finished in a month.

Anyways, thank you so much for recommending a custom-made instrument, my [worry] is quickly disappearing!

- Winnie, Calgary

Watch Your "Baby" Take Shape

The process of having an instrument commissioned is like waiting for a baby to be born! It is very exciting to make requests in colour varnish, style and wood of the fittings and any other optional details.

What player wouldn't love the option of choosing the appearance of their precious instrument?

Customers ordering instruments from select makers will enjoy the added excitement receiving updates and sometimes photos documenting the progress on the instrument as is "brought into the world."

 

The Resulting Instruments

All of our customers who have ordered a custom-made instrument have found the results far beyond expectation. Comments like, "it's more beautiful in person" or "it sounds nicer than I would have ever imagined" afirm that we have exceeded any possible expectations and that our instruments are superb value for the price.

 

Commission a Custom Instrument from Fiddleheads

Customers interested in seeking a custom-made instrument are asked to contact us with their requests. Owner Rhiannon Nachbaur can inquire on the available makers, options, wait times and costs and get back to the player with a quote.

All special order instruments, being non-standard and not stock, require a non-refundable 50% deposit for work to commence, the balance due upon completion of the instrument.

Please contact us to inquire or to start work on your new "baby." Thank you for taking the time to learn about our custom-made instruments.

 

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