(Strong and Healthy, Saint of Love)
Bellisima Strings: Our exclusive house violin label for dedicated students and amateurs. Each violin is setup in Canada then played and uniquely named by Rhiannon personally.
"Valentina" is Latin for "strong and healthy" and the feminine form of "Valentine" the Patron Saint of love, engaged couples and happy marriages
Valentina is one of our most-refined and top Bellissima model, which has made it a solid "Fiddleheads Pick." It was lovingly made in tribute to the legendary 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius, of which the instrument from the film “The Red Violin” was fictitiously based.
Magnificently antiqued Strad model with patiently-seasoned woods over time, quality ebony fittings, 2-piece striking flamed back, "blood red" with deep rusty and amber highlighted varnish. You will see from the photos it is beautifully antiqued to look like a masterfully restored old instrument yet is a completely new violin.
As with all our Bellissima violins, the bridge, post, pegs and more are all carefully setup in Canada to luthier and symphony violinist specifications. Dominant strings.
The tone is smooth and warm with excellent projection. Early customer feedback sees it already beating out the more costly and famous Zhu VN-903 for tone and resonance! This violin is a clear winner!
Made in Shanghai for Fiddleheads in 2017. Read Customer Testimonials
Retails $2700 USD
Our Price ONLY $1790 USD/CAD, $100 more for outfit with VN-25 bow and economy case