Violins are either traditional 4-string or a 5-string fiddle that is very popular with the Jazz/Bluegrass musicians. The 4 string violin starts at $4,000.00 including case. The 5-string violin starts at $4,000.00 including case. A deposit of $1000.00 is required to hold your place in line. The $1000.00 is credited toward the total cost of the instrument. Half the balance is due when I start building your violin and the remainder upon completion.