The Frequent Flyer II Travel Violin, is designed for players who need a travel instrument that can be easily be packed inside of a suitcase or carry-on bag. The Frequent Flyer II is 100% U.S. made in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical Instruments.
The Frequent Flyer II is based on the new Mountaineer V Backpacker Fiddle (See product description for the Mountaineer V), but has very special structural enhancements, which allow for the easy removal and reattachment of the neck. The entire instrument, together with its accessories and a take-apart bow, fit into two small boxes that easily fit into one’s luggage. The photos illustrate how it works.
The Wittner ISNY adjustable shoulder rest now comes standard on all Mountaineer series instruments, including the Frequent Flyer.
The sound is almost as good as the Mountaineer V. The Mountaineer IV is a bit more sonorous due to its permanently set neck, using a traditional modern violin mortise.