This is a beautiful example of Jonathan Cooper’s Signature Model Fiddle. This was made for me in 2012, and has been played for many hours every day for the last 6 years. It has been my primary fiddle for recording sessions, touring, and home-use. As a result the sound has a stable, broken-in sound that can only come from an instrument with thousands of hours of playing in it… And of course, it has the warmth and depth that Cooper’s are so well known for. That said, it’s also clear and open with incredible response and complexity of tone.
2 years ago I had the neck reset (by master luthier Shirley White in Massachusetts) in order to have a slightly more acute break angle over the bridge while also lowering the action over the fingerboard. The result was incredible. The higher bridge drives the top a little more, and really opens up the high end to a shimmery but never harsh tone. The warmth remains full and broad, and the lower action allows for an ease of left-hand playing that is ideal for the response preferred by bluegrass, oldtime and swing/jazz players.
I have two Cooper violins, and can’t afford to keep them both – and I want this fiddle to be played! I’ve waited 6 months to post this since ad because it breaks my heart to sell this, fiddle… really. It’s a phenomenal. There’s a good reason why so many top professionals make this model of Cooper fiddle their primary instrument. Email me for more questions or video/sound links.
Video of my playing this with my band, the Lonely Heartstring Band.
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal
Payment Option Notes:
Check / paypal must clear before I send the instrument.
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back.
Buyer pays return shipping.
Additional return policy details: Item must be exactly as when it arrived
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
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