The Black Fiddle

Once again, Fiddlershop has done superb work!

Long time readers will know I’ve taken up the hobby of playing the fiddle again, and I own a few.

Well, one of them was my Great-Grandmother’s violin, possibly a German made fiddle of unknown age (minimum 1900) and an odd size, kind of a 7/8, not a modern size. It was in pretty sad shape and was in need of a total overhaul, and Fiddlershop came through! Here is the link to what Grandma’s ol’ girl sounds like now- it is a very nice violin with a surprisingly deep sound.

If you’d like to see what they did, click on this link. I highly recommend Fiddlershop for repairs that must be done right, or to source a new instrument.

2 thoughts on “The Black Fiddle

    • Thank you! The black fiddle was my Great-Grandma’s prized possession. Family history tells that she learned to play at an indigenous school around the turn of the century (she was Dakota), and the violin made the long journey south from Minnesota in 1910. I feel privileged to be its guardian and occasional player.


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