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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Regraduated German fiddle, sweet double stops, great

Posted By: KCFiddles (+6) | Rate Member
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$550 USD

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This is a German trade fiddle that I regraduated and put in a new bass bar a few years ago. It sounds great! Smooth, mellow bass, clear highs. Responsive and easy to play. When I was playing along with a Kenny Baker CD, I was struck by how much this fiddle sounded like his, even in my hands.

It has a one-piece back. Label says "Made in Germany US Zone" , but I don't know how much credence I'd give that. It's the label that came in it. The varnish probably had a lot more red in it when it was made, but aniline colors are fugitive, and all the red seems to have faded. It's got Zyex strings, and a composite tailpiece with four fine tuners. The fiddle is solid, neck projection is right on, and has been problem free for the three years or so I've had it. There are two well repaired cracks that you have to look to find.

You can hear how it sounds here: [url][/url]

The fiddle sounds a little brighter on the recording than it really is; it's warmer in person. The recording is a 320 bit mp3, recorded in a practice room on a Zoom H4 by an expert fiddler, with no EQ or any other effects. The room is very flattering, and the fiddler is a very good professional, Pat Ireland. Unless you are a top professional, this fiddle will NOT sound like this for you, but it CAN, if you have the skills.

A lot of fiddlers could be happy with this instrument as their main fiddle. I really like playing it, and all the people at the shop who played it liked it a lot.

First come, first served. The last one in this class sold really quickly.

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United States, Shawnee, KS



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Used - Very Good Condition

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