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The Frequent Flyer III 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 III is 100% U.S. made in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical Instruments.
The Frequent Flyer III is based on older Mountaineer Backpacker Fiddle models, which are somewhat smaller than the current Mountaineer VIII, 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.
Our newest Velco-attached adjustable dense foam shoulder rest (by Belvelin of Sweden) now comes standard on all Mountaineer series instruments, including the Frequent Flyer.
As with all of our travel violins and fiddles, the Frequent Flyer III is fit with Wittner FineTune(tm) planetary-geared tuning pegs. These are internally-geared pegs that look just like ebony pegs, but have an 8:1 ratio, thus making fine tuners on the tailpiece unnecessary.