Our entire line of Specialized Series Bows (the first bows perfectly matched to your conventional or unique instrument)...20% additional discount
The two collections taken as a whole consists of copies of instruments by Antonio Stradivari (aka Strad, Stradivarius), Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri (aka Joseph Gaurneri, Joseph del Gesu Gaurnerius), Nicolo Amati (aka Nicola Amati), Jakob Stainer, Carlo Bergonzi, Giovanni Paolo Maggini and Gasparo sa Salo, as replicated by the workshops of:
- Ernst Reinholt Schmidt
- Ernst Heinrich Roth
- Ludwig Glaesel, Jr.
- Ernst Glaesel
- Heinrich Theordor Heberlein
All of our Southern Mountain Classic Fiddles...10% additional discount
These are the unique fiddle designs and types that, from our extensive experience working with Old-Time fiddlers and their prized instruments, we have judged to be the favorites of fiddlers throughout the Southern Appalachians from at least the mid-19th Century until well into the 20th Century. With the current revival of Old-Time fiddling and its older Minstrel Period roots, these fiddles are once again enjoying a high degree of popularity.
- Hellier Strad Copy: Southern Mountain Classic Fiddles Collection
- Maggini Copy: Southern Mountain Classic Fiddles Collection
- Strad Copy with Bearded Man Finial (Scroll): Southern Mountain Classic Fiddles Collection
All of our Golden Age Old-Time Fiddles...10% additional discount
Our “Golden Era Old-Time Fiddles” replicate the very best (and most sought after today by Old-Time and Bluegrass fiddlers (as well as Irish Traditional and Scottish 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.
The Golden Age Old-Time Fiddle Collection (focus on the instruments played by the influential fiddlers of 20th century Old-Time music)
- Ernst Glaesel 1670 Amati Copy (1895 Replica)
- Ernst Heinrich Roth 1740 Guarneri Copy (1920 Replica)
- Ernst Heinrich Roth I 1921-1933 Violin Replica by D. Rickert Musical Instruments
- Ernst Reinhold Schmidt 1665 Amati Copy (1895 Replica)
- Ernst Reinhold Schmidt 1715 Strad Copy (1910 Replica)
- Ernst Reinhold Schmidt 1742 Guarneri Copy (1900 Replica)
- Heinrich Theodor Heberlein 1682 Stainer Lion Head Copy (1885 Replica)
- Heinrich Theodor Heberlein 1700 Strad copy (1899 Replica)
- Ludwig Glaesel 1715 Strad Copy (1905 Replica)
The Fat Strad 5-String...10% additional discount
The Fat Strad Deux Mezzo Viola, available with 4 or 5 strings, by Don Rickert Musical Instruments is a hybrid between a violin and small viola; hence the “Mezzo Viola” in its name. “Mezzo Viola” translates to half way between a violin and a viola. It has a 14” long body and a 13” playable scale...same as a violin, fiddle or small viola.
The Fat Strad Deux Mezzo Viola in 5-string configurationn is the most amazing performance level acoustic 5-string fiddle you will ever play
- See the article: The Fat Strad Deux 5-String Fiddle: The Best Acoustic 5-String Fiddle Available at Any Price!
It is noteworthy that the Fat Strad Deux is so acoustically powerful, it can even handle octave strings, including a low C "chin cello" string.
The Fat Strad 8vb Octave Violin...10% additional discount
This is the very latest entry to D. Rickert Musical Instruments' long history of making incredible purpose-built (made to be an octave violin or fiddle...not a conversion of a regular instrument) violins and fiddles. The new Fat Strad 8vb is, as the name implies based on the Fat Strad body, which has proven to be more versitile than we ever imagined.
Note: The Fat Strad 8vb Octave Violin is so acoustically powerful, it can even handle octave viola (chin cello) strings, including a low C "chin cello" string; however it is designed for octave VIOLIN strings and that stringing is our strong recommendation. The peg box is a bit small for the extremely large octave viola strings. Further, we feel that an octave G string is the optimal low end for the instrument; in other words, an octave viola (chin cello) C is a bit weak. This is why we have other larger instruments designed for octave viola strings.
It is your choice whether or not you choose to accept our advice. In any case, it is going to set up and strung with SuperSensitive Sensicore Octave Violin Strings when we ship it to you!