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Royce Burt Music Store Reviews

Submitted by gordmich1 (see all reviews from this person) on 3/12/2022

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Hey folks,

     Wanted to share a really great fiddle purchasing experience. I came across Royce Burt from his YouTube channel (see link below). Royce is a wizard who restores and revoices new/old fiddles and has a huge revolving selection. I noticed that he lives about 3.5 hours from me so I emailed him and we scheduled a day for me to visit. 

     I spent about 5 hours at his house and played dozens of fiddles and twice as many old bows. I left with an absolute gem of a fiddle and bow combination and am ecstatic. He also adjusted the action on one of my other fiddles (which I am unlikely to play anytime soon with the new purchase).

     Roy's prices are super reasonable and I cannot express what a nice human being Roy is.  My experience had none of that intimidating "used car salesman" flavor that I have often had when trying fiddles at a brick and mortar store.  Roy and I played each fiddle and bow together and he gave me his honest opinion (both positive and negative) about each one until I found my perfect combination.

     I almost never rate anything online but felt the need to share this really incredible experience with others.


Happy Fiddlin', 

Michael Gordon


Links to Roy's webpage and YouTube sites:

Overall Rating: 10

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