The Fiddle Fretter


Installation Instructions, Pricing, PayPal Payment and Info
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),

As seen on YouTube

Made of Paper Thin Nylon, with 24 Flexed Frets
The Fiddle Fretter
The Fiddle Fretter

The Fiddle Fretter takes about five minutes to install on your existing violin.

The following steps should be taken to install the Fiddle Fretter correctly.


Loosen the strings on your violin, and spread them apart to make room for the FIDDLE FRETTER.

Installing the Fiddle Fretter - Step 1


Remove the protective backing from the FIDDLE FRETTER to expose the adhesive.

(Can be removed easily at anytime.)

Installing the Fiddle Fretter - Step  2


Position the narrow end of the FIDDLE FRETTER against the NUT.

Align with the fingerboard.

Press down firmly all around until secure.


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Installing the Fiddle Fretter - Step  3


Align your strings.


Tune up and you are ready to play your FRETTED FIDDLE.




Installing the Fiddle Fretter - Step  4

The FIDDLE FRETTER was developed to help students learn the early stages of violin playing. This is a critical time when many “give up” this difficult instrument due to frustration when trying to achieve the correct notes on the fingerboard. It also helps musicians who may already play instruments like the guitar or mandolin and have already developed an ear for music. For those players it is disheartening to be continually making flat & sharp notes when playing violin.

A fretted fiddle eliminates this problem and the player can gain confidence and proceed with the learning process.

The paper thin nylon FIDDLE FRETTER slips under the strings of your existing violin and sticks to the fingerboard. One just has to loosen the strings and part them to install the FIDDLE FRETTER. It takes a couple of minutes and nothing on the violin has to be changed. With the FIDDLE FRETTER installed, just tune up and play. You have a fiddle with 24 flexed frets that are calculated and positioned to give you exact fingering as on any fretted instrument.

The FIDDLE FRETTER is self adhesive and can easily be removed anytime.

“Fretted Fiddles” are not new. In fact they have been around for centuries and recently have become popular in modern electric-fretted violins. These violins are very expensive and the frets are permanently fixed on the fingerboard. The FIDDLE FRETTER can be attached and detached at any time, giving the player a choice to be fretted or not.

If you have any questions please e-mail me.

Peter Stoney

As seen on YouTube
The Fiddle Fretter tested at ASTA 2013

The Fiddle Fretter was showcased at the ASTA 2013 conference in Boston, MA. Fretters are also made for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 size violin and also for the viola and the cello.
Please email for more info.
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Peter and the Fiddle Fretter

Peter Stoney is a bluegrass/country musician who plays banjo, mandolin and guitar. The fiddle is not easy and he came up with this alternative for fiddlers who would like to play in tune using FRETS. The fingering is the same as mandolin with RAISED FRETS.

Each Pack contains 2 FIDDLE FRETTERS
The "OPTIC FRETTER" with 24 frets and indicator dots.
(Original design as in pictures above.)
The "STEALTH FRETTER" with 24 BLACK frets and NO dots.
(Blends with the fingerboard and is barely noticeable)
(Vibrating string length 328 Millimeters)
The Price for all Countries is:


$28.00 US
Free ShippingWorldwide

Note: Payment will be to owner, Peter Stoney.
OR Send Cheque or International Money Order in US funds only for $28.00 to

Peter Stoney 425 Alexander St. Box 836 Windsor. Nova Scotia. Canada B0N 2T0
Phone: 902-792-1459

Any questions, queries, comments you may have please e-mail me, Peter Stoney,
and I will send you a speedy reply.


Thank you,
Peter Stoney

Copyright - Peter Stoney - The Fiddle Fretter 2013