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Rating:Posted By: Anonymous from HIALEAH, FL
March 31, 2013
Very Nice Instrument
I think now I'm ready to do the review of this instrument. Mine is 16.5" which could be a 17" in terms of cases, but not so sure so you might try a 16.5" case to see if it fits. Good things bout this viola: first of all, it is true that it sounds like a cello, not to me though but looks like it does sound like that to people. I was doing a gig the other day and someone from the second violins next to me told me he thought he had a cello by his side. So I would say it sounds really deep, sorry but violas have their own identity and don't like the comparison ;) The other thing is I had to change many of the accessories: Eva Pirazzi strings sound better than the ones it came with; the bridge was extremely high so a luthier lowered it for me and now is perfect; I think he also moved the sound post; and the last change i did was the tailpiece, I got one of those boxwood with 4 tuners (not the expensive one for around $300, but one for $74) and the size is 135mm, the one it came with i think is 125mm or less. Something I discovered is this viola should be played with a light bow, the instrument sounds too much already so do not force it with a heavy bow. I forgot one of the things I love the most in this instrument, the neck is very comfortable to play, my previous viola had a wide neck so i know how it feels and hurts; and the instrument is very light for it size. PS: Many people in my section want to try my viola now, even violinists :D ... (See Full Review)
Rating:Posted By: Amelia Velasco from PENSACOLA, FL
December 02, 2011
This viola has an amazing, rich, and deep tone. I have the 16.5 version of this, and the picture does it no justice; it is simply a beautiful viola. It is great for college students, like myself, ho are ready to take their musical studies to the next level. The response is outstanding, I would recommend this viola to anyone interested. ... (See Full Review)
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