Violas

Instruments displayed are a representation of the instruments we typically carry. Actual inventory on hand will vary. Please stop by our store to try our many instruments, bows and accessories.
  • Eastman Strings: Ivan Dunov Superior Viola
    Eastman Strings: Ivan Dunov Superior Viola
    Features:

    Old-world craftsmanship and materials come together in our Ivan Dunov instruments. Crafted in a traditional workshop method from superb tone woods and hand varnished in our workshop in Beijing, China. They feature an antique spirit varnish and ebony fittings and fingerboard. The Superior models are set apart by the addition of more highly select Carpathian Tonewoods and increased craftmanship details. Available in 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5".

    Model: IDA15620936
    Manufacturer: Eastman
  • Eastman Strings: Ivan Dunov Viola
    Eastman Strings: Ivan Dunov Viola
    Features:

    Old-world craftsmanship and materials come together in our Ivan Dunov instruments. Crafted in a traditional workshop method from superb tone woods and hand varnished in our workshop in Beijing, China. They feature an antique spirit varnish and ebony fittings and fingerboard. These instruments provide excellent sound and playability for the intermediate student. Available in 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5".

    Model: IDA15620783
    Manufacturer: Eastman
  • Jay haide Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola
    Jay haide Jay Haide Maggini Model Viola
    Features:

    All Jay Haide violas are hand-made of quality seasoned maple and spruce and have a tone quality and workmanship normally found in instruments costing much more. The á l'ancienne violas are made by more senior violin makers with finer quality aged wood for musicians requiring the best tone quality. The Jay Haide á l'ancienne violas are brought to you after years of development. The varnish is a new formulation, carefully applied and beautifully antiqued giving each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. They are as beautiful tonally as they are visually. The Jay Haide á l'ancienne has been designed for the advanced student and professional who needs an instrument that will compliment and enhance their artistic style. L'ancienne violas are available the wider bodied Maggini model, with the distinctive double purfling and darker sound.

    Model: JHA16001
    Manufacturer: Jay haide
  • Resonance Lasano Gioami Viola, Catania Italy
    Resonance Lasano Gioami Viola, Catania Italy
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    Model: LC1996
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Resonance Viola 204
    Resonance Viola 204
    Features:

    The Resonance Viola 204 is hand-crafted in china and professionally set up and adjusted at our Pittsburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. The Resonance Violas feature a one or two piece aged maple back, ribs and scroll and a solid spruce top. The enhanced tone quality from the antique oil varnish make this an excellent choice for intermediate-advanced players. The Resonance 204 is typically available in 16” and 16.5”.

    Model: 20416
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Resonance Viola 206
    Resonance Viola 206
    Features:

    The hand-crafted Resonance Concert Series Model RA206 is professionally set up and adjusted at our Pittsburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. It features a one or two piece beautifully flamed maple back, maple ribs and scroll and a solid spruce top. It is finished with an ebony fingerboard and fittings and an oil antique varnish that enhances the tone quality from the aged wood. The 206 is set up with a custom-fitted high quality Aubert French bridge and Dominant Strings. This instrument offers great quality tone with easy playability making it an excellent choice for intermediate~advanced players. Available in sizes 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5"

    Model: 206165
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Resonance Viola 207
    Resonance Viola 207
    Features:

    The RESONANCE Model RA207 is an exceptional student instrument. The viola is hand-crafted in China and professionally set up at our Pittsburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. It features an aged and prominently flamed maple back and ribs. The aged spruce top contains inlaid ebony purfling. The Resonance 207 is finished with genuine ebony fingerboard and fittings and a high-quality spirit varnish that enhances the tone quality from the aged wood. This instrument is set up with a custom-fitted, high-quality French bridge and a Dominant String Set. The great quality tone and easy playability makes it a great fit for advancing students. Available in sizes 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5".

    Model: 20716
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Resonance Viola 208
    Resonance Viola 208
    Features:

    RESONANCE Model RA208 Viola is an exceptionally valued student instrument. It is hand-crafted in China and professionally set up and adjusted at our Pittsburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. It features a flamed maple back, ribs and scroll and a solid spruce top with inlaid purfling. The viola is finished with genuine ebony fingerboard and fittings and a high-quality spirit varnish that enhances the tone quality from the aged wood. The instrument is set up with a custom-fitted French bridge and a Dominant String Set. The great quality tone and easy playability make this a good fit for beginner and intermediate students. This viola is available in 15", 15.5", 16" and 16.5".

    Model: 20816
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Resonance Viola 209
    Resonance Viola 209
    Features:

    The RESONANCE Model 209 Viola is our entry level instrument and an exceptional value student instrument. Hand-crafted in China, the 209 is professionally set up and adjusted at our Pittsburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. It features a slightly flamed maple back, ribs and scroll and a solid spruce top with inlaid purfling. The violin is finished with genuine ebony fingerboard and fittings, a custom-fitted bridge and D'Addario Prelude String. This instrument is easy to play and has a forgiving, resonant tone quality perfect for the beginning Violist. It is available for purchase and rental in 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16" and 16.5" sizes.

    Model: 20916
    Manufacturer: Resonance
  • Scott Cao 1500 Viola
    Scott Cao 1500 Viola
    Features:

    The Scott Cao 1500 Series is made of the highest quality of Bosnian maple and Italian spruce, each of which are aged for a minimum of 10 years. The antiqued varnish is an exact copy of a famous Italian viola. The beautiful viola is completed with an Indian ebony fingerboard and boxwood fittings.

    Model: STA1500165
    Manufacturer: Scott Cao
  • Scott Cao 750 Viola
    Scott Cao 750 Viola
    Features:

    The 750 series viola starts the Scott Cao artistic series and is a wonderful option for the advancing student. The STA 750's are precise copies of famous Italian violins. The varnish is a high-quality, hand-applied Italian oil. These violas are handmade with a high-quality maple body with an Italian spruce top. They feature an ebony fingerboard and fittings. The Scott Cao Artistic Series Instruments are made in the GuangZhou workshop by prize-winning luthiers under the supervision of Scott Cao. These instruments made by shop luthiers feature excellent tone, choice wood, quality varnish and superior craftsmanship. Every piece is completely hand carved. The meticulous graduation of the top and back reward the player with a powerful and refined tone.

    Model: STA750165
    Manufacturer: Scott Cao
  • Scott Cao 850 Viola
    Scott Cao 850 Viola
    Features:

    Copy of Antonio Stradivari. Bosnian maple, Italian spruce, Indian ebony fingerboard. Hill style boxwood fittings. Built and varnished in Guangzhou by top makers. About Scott Cao Violins Instruments made in the GuangZhou workshop are made by prize-winning luthiers under the supervision of Scott Cao. Instruments made by shop luthiers feature excellent tone, choice wood, quality varnish and superior craftsmanship. They are available in several grades and sizes. Every piece of our instrument is completely hand carved. The meticulous graduation of the top and back reward the player with a powerful and refined tone. Each instrument is individually hand made displaying the skillful work of a master violin maker. Source: scottcaoviolins.com

    Model: STA850165
    Manufacturer: Scott Cao
  • Scott Cao 950 Viola
    Scott Cao 950 Viola
    Features:

    The Scott Cao 950 Violas are crafted in Scott Cao’s workshop in Campbell, California. The Campbell workshop is staffed by a team of ten award-winning luthiers under the direct supervision of Scott Cao. Each viola is handmade and modeled on a famous Italian instrument with high quality European maple, Italian spruce, Indian ebony fingerboard, and Hill style boxwood fittings. The finish of these instruments is applied to resemble either an antique or a straight new finish. The beautiful oil varnish used follows the traditional methods perfected by the Italian master makers of centuries past. Instruments made in the Campbell workshop are in the hands of advanced students and professional players. Teachers across the nation have been recommending Scott's instruments for years. Italian instrument.

    Model: STA950165
    Manufacturer: Scott Cao
  • Snow 200 Viola
    Snow 200 Viola
    Features:

    The SNOW Basic Model SA200 Viola features hand-rubbed antique varnished. It is made with an Italian spruce top and maple back. The warm, smooth tone is perfect for the advancing student.

    Model: SA20016
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow 300 Viola
    Snow 300 Viola
    Features:

    The SNOW Basic Model SA300 Viola features a flamed maple back and an Italian spruce top The Excellent workmanship and lightly antique varnish enhance the dark, mature sound.

    Model: SA30016
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow 400 Viola
    Snow 400 Viola
    Features:

    The SNOW Basic Model SA400 Viola is made with selective tonewoods- Italian spruce top and an enhanced flamed maple back. The varnish is modeled after the Italian 1704 Stradivarius and highly polished resulting in a very attractive antique look. The violin has excellent projection with a warm and unique tone.

    Model: SA40016
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow 900 Viola
    Snow 900 Viola
    Features:

    The SNOW Advance Model PA900 Viola is made with selected aged European tone woods - a European spruce top and a beautifully flamed maple back. It features an antiqued varnish and polish for a captivating look. This viola produces a rich and sensitive tone. Available in 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5"

    Model: PA90016
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow JHS Viola
    Snow JHS Viola
    Features:

    The SNOW Professional JHS Viola possesses a bold presence, strong character and a well-balanced sound. The JHS is the instrument of choice for advanced players featuring aged European spruce top and select maple back. It comes in styles of Maggini, Stradivarius, Guadagnini and Testore. It is available in sizes 15", 15.5", 16" and 16.5".

    Model: JHSA16
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow Per Caso Viola
    Snow Per Caso Viola
    Features:

    The Per Caso Snow Viola is finished with an amber varnish added with a clarified linseed oil, making the color a charming golden-brown. This beautiful instrument, which is a copy of Cannone Guarnerius 1743, produces a warm, powerful, resonant viola sound. Generally Available in 16" and 16.5"

    Model: HA6001612
    Manufacturer: Snow
  • Snow Simona Viola
    Snow Simona Viola
    Features:

    The Simona Viola is part of the Snow Professional series. It is made of selected aged European tone woods with a Spirit and oil varnish mix for a very elegant and attractive appearance. It has a graceful, warm tone and plays with ease.

    Model: SASIM16
    Manufacturer: Snow
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