Mark Womack, formerly A. Cavallo's Violin Maker in Residence is one of the most beloved and admired makers in the US today. His violins are typically powerful and rich, with a full palette of colors and response. Mark has numerous awards including silver medals for tone at the Violin Society of America and the playability award in the Art of Sound 2012 competition.
For years, teachers and schools have trusted Franz Hoffmann instruments to help bring out the best performances in their students. Consistent quality, playability, visual appeal and value have been the hallmarks of the Franz Hoffmann line, and are only possible because of SHAR's close management of the manufacturing and setup process. Our goal with the Hoffmann Concert viola was to create an advancing level viola with a deep, appealing sound, responsive playability and great looks. Aged, flamed tonewoods, careful hand work, beautfiully-shaded spirit varnish and a relentless quest for quality all add up to the most impressive $400 viola on the market today.
The perfect viola for the beginner! Designed from the groud up as "best in class", the Hoffmann Amadeus viola is crafted from quality maple, spruce and ebony. Refined setup is immediately evident in the smooth hand feel, smooth peg function and responsive, clear sound. Carbon fiber tailpiece with four built-in string adjusters helps the beginner develop confidence. Outfit includes shaped foam case, rosin and brazilwood/horsehair bow.
Scrollavezza & Zanre Master and Atelier violins and violas are conceived and made with the object of qualitative excellence from an acoustic and artistic viewpoint. Made according to traditional methods, handed down by Italian classical violin-making, considerable detail is given to all aspects of production, including set-up, which is given maximum attention in order to ensure each instrument reaches its full potential.
John Cheng violas combine the finest, aged tonewoods from China, meticulous workmanship, and expert varnish work. This Stradivari model captures the essence of the great Italian master, and gives us the tonal qualities which have set Strads apart. Full-bodied and sonorous with excellent response and balance.
The perfect viola for the beginner! Designed from the ground up as "best in class", the Hoffmann Amadeus viola is crafted from quality maple, spruce and ebony. Refined setup is immediately evident in the smooth hand feel, smooth peg function and responsive, clear sound. Carbon fiber tailpiece with four built-in string adjusters helps the beginner develop confidence.
This Franz Hoffmann viola does not come with any accessories, it is the viola only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing. You can find an outfit here.
Yet another new addition to the Carlo Lamberti viola line, this particular viola is designed for advancing players and their teachers. The combination of a powerful tone, tonal balance and quick response create an overall sound desirable for a variety of viola players.
A new addition, this viola is made exclusively for students aspiring to achieve a higher level of musicality. Great for orchestral playing, the full, yet projecting sound will allow for an expressive and dynamic tonal range.