We cannot over emphasize the importance of the correct set up of a Viola. The work must be carried out by an experienced Violin maker in order that the instrument fulfills both its playing and tonal potential.
All our Violas are carefully set up and adjusted in our workshop.
Listed below are the new Violas which form the corner stones of our range. In addition we regularly buy other German and Chinese instruments at various prices and sizes depending on availability. Please telephone for details.
This Chinese Viola is excellent value for money. It is set up in our workshop and fitted with Dominant strings. Available in very small sizes for young students.
Suitable for around Grade 6 level
Available in 14”, 15” and in 15 ½ ”
This Viola is made to a high standard in China. It has an antiqued finish and a very good quality of sound. Set up in our workshop and fitted with Dominant strings.
Suitable for around Grade 7 level
Available in 15 ½ ” and 16”
A handmade Chinese instrument of high quality, superb antiqued varnish and very good sound. Set up in our workshop and fitted with Evah Pirazzi strings.
Suitable for around grade 8 level
Available 15 ½ ” and 16”
From our own range of specially selected new instruments. Beautifully hand made to a very high standard in a respected Beijing workshop. Very convincing antiqued varnish and a fine sound.
Suitable post Grade 8
Available 15 ¾” (other sizes to order)
We keep an extensive range of older Violas from around £3,000
Our stock is constantly changing and only a few examples can be listed below to give a flavour of what we have to offer.
Viola by Schmidt & Co Saxony c1900
Viola of German make from the Löwendall workshop c1880
An English Viola c1840
Viola by Martin Restall 1983. Modelled after Amati
Viola by Simon Peters (Brussels 2004)
Viola of Italian make by Petrus Sgarabotto 1937