I began my musical journey when I was only 5 years old. My mother started me on the piano and by age 12 I had begun to learn the guitar. As the years went on, I followed after my dad's multi-fluency in fretted instruments - to include the mandolin, mountain dulcimer, some banjo and so on; but our family heirloom fiddle remained firmly out of reason as my Pap passed on before teaching any of us how to play it.
Determined to learn, I set out to teach myself how to tame the strings; but it was a slow and difficult task - as the lack of frets intimidated my instincts on this unforgiving instrument. Then one day while browsing the internet with the question, "Do fretted fiddles exist?" ... I found it! This neat little product by a Canadian inventor (Mr. Peter Stoney) opened the door I had been longing for. Now, 10 years later, I learned that a capo for the fiddle also exists!
So I've received a new set of frets and the capo to install and provide this review.
I strongly recommend these frets to anyone who wants to learn to play the violin, especially if they already play another fretted instrument!
Disclosure: Work'n Man's Life received a sample capo from The Fiddle Fretter for this review. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and have in no way been influenced by or reflect those of The Fiddle Fretter company.