Is it time to move up to a decent fiddle (for a great price!)? We have just introduced a collection of 9 replicas representing the best of the late 19th and early 20th Century Markneukirchen "factory fiddles".
These are complete outfits including fiddle, case and bow. Price range for the outfits is $750 to about $1,000. The wait time for most instruments is 2 weeks or less!
These are meticulously authentic replicas of the legendary German "factory fiddles" that played such an important role; not only in the early days American Old-Time fiddling, but Irish and Scottish fidding during the same period as well.
We set up your fiddle for Old-Time, Irish or Scottish style fiddling (TO YOUR PREFERENCES...we have a great track record for "getting it right" on the setup due to our extensive experience with all of these fiddling styles)
Note: We also have an extensive collection of old-style tailpieces, cases, etc.
Follow Your Muse!
Customers come to us for the unique, historic, innovative and just plain out-of-the-ordinary instruments and customization services...period! Try asking for any of the following at your local violin or fiddle shop...
A 10-string pochette with 4 gut playable strings and 6 sympathetic strings tuned to a partial C diatonic scale
A small viola tuned like a 'cello
A fiddle that is 100-percent "de-farbed" to 1860s setup
Summary of our instruments and services (just scratches the surface!)
The finest low-pitched acoustic violins and fiddles, ranging from alto to baritone range instruments, available anywhere (SEE OUR 5 NEW INSTRUMENTS, listed under "Featured Products" at the bottom of the page)
Accurate instrument retro-conversion (i.e. de-farbing) to specific historic periods
18th century pochettes and our renowned modern travel - backpacker violins
Left-hand instrument conversions
Custom instruments of every conceivable type
Regular violins and fiddles; not so much. We've got them, but people are more likely to visit their local violin shop for the ordinary instruments (even good ones) that are widely available. This is fine with us. We are revising this store, as well as our associated websites to serve our truly loyal customers (the hundreds of bargain browsers we get daily are welcome to, well, browse for bargains as much to their hearts' content).
Here is where we have quality replicas of stringed instruments and accessories from the Late Renaissance (late 16th C.), Baroque (1600-1760), Transitional (1740-1800) and Early Modern (1780-1890) periods. Yes, these entirely arbitrary historic periods overlap!
At present we have listed only a few offerings. The list will be growing quickly! See www.RickertMusicalInstruments.com for more details.
We are very pleased to announce our “Golden Era Old-Time Fiddles”. These replicate the very best (and most sought after today by Old-Time fiddlers) of the so-called “factory fiddles” imported by the millions from Markneukirchen, Saxony, German and neighboring Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic) during the years from 1880 through the 1920s.
We are also introducing the largest collection of authentic early 20th Century fiddle accessories that you will find anywhere.
Bowed instruments tuned lower than a standard violin or fiddle. We have more experience (more than 15 years!) and make more models of instruments in this category than any other lutherie on the planet (we think?).