Jacob Stainer, the Austrian luthier was the greatest non-Italian maker ever. A lonely genius, he created his own models in his search for a voice that would be forever his.
This replica evokes some of the charm of the original with its uprite rounded f-holes. The handsome one-piece back sports a flame that descends from left to right. The tone is round, mellow and flute-like, faithfully mirroring its model. Especially recommended for Celtic playing, this fiddle has some age and is a special value at $880.