Welcome to the Prairie Fiddler, where you’ll find an interesting selection of new and vintage violins and bows.
Located in the Confederation area of Saskatoon. Give me a call at 306.717.6735 to arrange a friendly, no hassle appointment or to learn more about products and services.
Check out my current inventory listing, and keep in mind that instruments come and go all the time, so don’t hesitate to ask if you are looking for a specialty of some sort. Note that there are no taxes applicable on any sales. Published prices are in CDN funds. Shipping is available at purchaser’s expense. Accepted method of payment: credit card, Paypal, E-transfer or cash.
If you don’t find an instrument in my shop that works for you, I have many contacts and options, so give me a call!
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Born in Naples, Vincenzo Postiglione was one of the leading Italian violin makers of the 19th century. With extremely powerful, quick response and even play across all strings, this REPLICA is a concert perfomance quality instrument. The violin is fitted with new Eva Pirazzi Gold, medium tension strings. LOB is 353 mm. Free of any cracks or repairs. A must to try if you are an advancing student or professional! Priced at $4200.
The Aiersi Line: Surprising quality in an outfit that is priced for entry level players, the Aiersi is available in 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes. It features ebony tuning pegs, fingerboard, chinrest and has a tailpiece with 4 fine tuners. It comes as an outfit including violin, case, bow, tuner and rosin. I personally set up the bridge and soundpost for optimum violin performance. The instruments come with standard steel strings, but it is recommended to upgrade the 3/4 and 4/4 to a synthetic core string set.
Prices are as follows:
1/2 and 3/4 with steel strings $219
3/4 with D’Addario Zyex strings $275
3/4 with D’Addario Ascente synthetic core strings $249
4/4 with D’Addario Ascente synthetic core strings $249
West German Stradivarius copy with beautiful one-piece back. A lovely post-war violin in fantastic condition. Ebony pegs, fingerboard and tailpiece, new jujube chinrest. Playability and a mellow sound at a very reasonable price. $400.
Eastman VL80: A quality, as-new outfit in 4/4 size. This instrument sells in local shops for $499 plus taxes. The sound and playability of the VL80 are superb. Comes with a nice Fiberglas bow and case. Priced at $400 (no tax).
German-Made Stradivarius Copy: This 4/4 size violin features the big arching of back and belly plates and delivers the big German sound you would expect. In great condition for a fifty plus year old instrument. Fitted with new D’Addario Ascente strings for a bright sound. New nut, bridge and soundpost. Violin is priced at $400.
New 3/4 Aiersi Violin with Upgraded Strings: The Aiersi violin comes with standard steel strings, but this instrument is upgraded with D’Addario Zyex strings (more than a $60 value). The difference is stunning, and you really have to hear it to believe it. The complete outfit, including case, bow, shoulder rest, tuner and rosin is priced at $275.
Stradivarius Copy in 4/4 Size: This violin has been completely rebuilt, including graduating and tuning of the plates, new ebony fingerboard and nut, and new Tonica strings for a bright, even and honest sound. You will need to play this instrument to understand that it will outperform anything available in local stores for twice the price! Violin comes with a quality setup, and is ready to play. Includes a nice formed carrying case and your choice of several bows. Priced at $400.
The Metis Fiddle is a new, entry level violin in 4/4 size, made in China and tuned, finished and fitted by me. The images are embedded under multiple coats of oil varnish for durability. It sports ebony fingerboard and fittings and steel strings. Plays well. This instrument can be yours for $250!
As a child of the prairies, The Saskatchewan Fiddle is my tribute to my homeland. Featuring the flag, coat of arms, a prairie lily, the iconic wheatheads and a harvest landscape scene, it has everything including playability. As with the Metis fiddle, images are embedded and durable. A 4/4 size violin, yours for $250!
4/4 size violin from the workshop of Liu Xi: Built in Shanghai, China in 2010, it boasts ebony fingerboard, new bridge and soundpost and is fitted with new Tonica strings. This violin comes with a good wooden bow, rosin and a very nice formed carrying case. The wood in this instrument and the maker’s antiquing make it a thing of beauty! A high level of craftsmanship for $475
Coming soon!!!! I am currently working on a 4/4 Schoenbach violin and the outfit should be available in a few days. This violin outfit retails at local stores for $600 plus taxes and should be priced in the $400 range. Give me a call if you’re interested.!