The Fiddles in our shop and on our website are also referred to as Violins. They are one and the same instrument. The term "Fiddle" is more commonly associated with "Folk" or "Irish" music while the term "Violin" is associated with "Classical" music.
No Category of Musical Instrument has more variation in sound from instrument to instrument. Most of the "Student" models have a consistent quality but as we go up the quality levels each instrument has a distinct sound. This can only be ascertained by playing the instrument. And this individual "Sound" varies according to numerous factors including temperature, humidity, quality of strings, personal choice, players ability etc.etc.