Fiddlershop, founded by Pierre & Michael Holstein, is a family-owned business committed to providing quality instruments to musicians of all skill levels. They believe that high quality musical instruments don’t have to be out of reach to the average consumer. Co-founder Pierre, AKA “Fiddlerman” additionally runs an instructional website, Fiddlerman.com, to help violinists of all ages.
Kennedy Violins, founded by Joel Kennedy, provides professional and student violins with an emphasis on providing stellar customer service. When you receive your instrument, it is ready for peak performance. They are so confident in their products that they support their instruments with a lifetime warranty. We bought a couple violins from Kennedy and they came beautifully ready-to-play right out of the box.