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Serious Discounts and Free Shipping for Most Desired Instruments by D. Rickert: Impossible Sale

We at D. Rickert Musical Instruments know that our most desired musical instruments are the high-end unique instruments designed and made by us. These very special instruments tend to be the most expensive, and are a bit out of reach for many.  The normal sell price of each instrument listed below is discounted by $250 [...]

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Don Rickert Musician Shop a Vendor at the 9th Annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention

Of course, the Don Rickert Musician Shop is the store for D. Rickert Musical Instruments (Direct link to the Hoppin' John Vendors page). As this is being written, there are only about 3 non-food vendors listed. In reality, there are lots more, but we have observed over the years that most vendors wait until the [...]

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The Tenor Guitar: Odd Loner without a Real Family

PreludeThis article is by D. Rickert Musical Instruments and its online store, Don Rickert Musician Shop. We hope that you find this article interesting in its own right. That being said, the article is a background piece to an article that proposes a new graduated family of 4 or 5-string steel-strung instruments, tuned in 5ths [...]

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Lion of Ireland Special Edition Fiddle by D. Rickert

The Lion of Ireland Special Edition Fiddle by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This instrument, setup for professional performance and/or advanced competition fiddle playing is made entirely (except for the carved head) in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical instruments in Hiawassee, GA, USA.  From time to time we make special edition [...]

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Announcing the Rickert Model 60 Violin: A Great Fiddle for Less Than $1,000!

The Rickert Model 60 Violin is made for us by Revelle and set up to customer specifications by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This model works well either set up as an intermediate level violin or fiddle.  With a proper pickup installed, this instrument is transformed into a true professional performance fiddle. [...]

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Introducing the NEW Ranger Travel Violin by D. Rickert Musical Instruments

The Ranger Travel Violin by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This instrument is the best 4-string travel violin available anywhere. It is made entirely in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical instruments in Hiawassee, GA, USA. Since we stopped making the Adventurer IId Travel Violin on a regular production basis (you can [...]

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Philosopher King Special Edition Fiddle by D. Rickert Musical Instruments

The Philosopher King Special Edition Fiddle by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This instrument, setup for professional performance and/or advanced competition fiddle playing is made entirely (except for the carved head) in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical instruments in Hiawassee, GA, USA.From time to time we make special edition instruments. [...]

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Model 70 Guarneri Pattern Violin by D. Rickert

The Rickert Model 70 Violin is made for us by Revelle and set up to customer specifications by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This model works well either set up as a violin or a professional performance/competition fiddle.Dr. Rickert uses a Model 70 Violin set up for fiddling about 80% [...]

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Announcing the New V-8vb Violin Scale Large Body Octave Violin by D. Rickert

The V-8vb Violin Scale Large Body Octave Violin, a large-bodied octave violin with a short violin length playable scale (13") by D. Rickert Musical Instruments is available now at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. This instrument is designed specifically for fiddlers accustomed to the 13" scale of a conventional fiddle.IntroductionThe V-8vb Violin Scale Large Body [...]

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Going Electric: Part II of A Different Way of Achieving the Range of an Octave Violin and Octave Viola

This article is by D. Rickert Musical Instruments, a highly regarded designer and maker of acoustic purpose-built octave violins and violas, as well as 4-string and 5-string electric violins. All of these instruments are sold via Don Rickert Musician Shop. Introduction  This is the second (see Part I) in a three part series on the topic [...]

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