Franz Hoffmann Concert Viola Instrument Only

Item # SH500V 165

Sale: $369.00 SHAR: $399.00

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Average Customer Rating:

4 Stars
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.

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.
1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com

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  • Rating:
    30 Stars
    Posted By: Anonymous from RIDGEFIELD , CT
    January 07, 2014

    Inspect your Strings carefully

    The strings coming with the viola are of low quality. Need to inspect them carefully within 30 days. Otherwise Sharmusic will not do anything for you. You may need to add $100 budge upfront o replace the strings. ... (See Full Review)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Rating:
    50 Stars
    Posted By: STEPHEN GALLAGHER from Johnstown, CO
    May 13, 2013

    Pleased Parent

    After a week's worth of research for my daughter's replacement Viola I decided this one offered the best value in the range we could afford. I chose the instrument only so I could select a remium case and bow for her separatly. We got it within 3 days. They logically packed the instrument very well, utilizing the case I ordered to encase the instrument, bow and extra strings with the shoulder rest within the outer box. My daughter tuned it and played the same song on both her old one and this one. Unbelievable difference over her old bottom end piece. The sound was crisp and clear besides being almost three times as loud as her old one (I'll need to get her a mute next!) I am VERY pleased with this purchase as will my daughters music instructor once she hears the difference. Thank You Sharmusic ... (See Full Review)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Trade-In Policy

Shar is devoted to your musical development from your first beginning instrument to the eventual instrument of your dreams. We know how important your equipment is in producing the best sound possible. As you grow musically, you will undoubtedly need an instrument that can grow with you. We encourage you to take advantage of our Trade-In Program. Whether it is from a 1/4 size to a 1/2 size or from an advanced instrument to a professional instrument, we offer you a generous trade-in credit for your current instrument:

Franz Hoffmann Instruments and Outfits
- Trade-in Credit may be used towards up to 50% of the purchase price of a new, used or blemished instrument or instrument outfit at SHAR! Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please click here to see full details.

SHAR Violin Shop Instruments
100% - (Includes Carlo Lamberti, Otto Ernst Fischer, Karl Joseph Schneider, John Cheng and those from our Fine Instrument Collection)  Trade-in Credit from any new, used or blemished instrument may be used towards the purchase price of an instrument of equal or greater value. Refurbishment fees and other conditions apply, please click here to see full details.

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