Franz Hoffmann™ Etude Viola - Instrument Only
Franz Hoffmann Etude Viola
For the student ready to explore musical expression, the Etude is the perfect choice. Made by hand and finished with an attractive spirit varnish, the Etude resonates like a much more expensive viola, creating a big, bold sound. Solid spruce top, and solid maple sides, back and neck with finely-finished ebony pegs and fingerboard. The Etude has all the attributes of expensive violas... for hundreds less. Availble in 12, 13, 14, 15, 15.5, 16, and 16.5 inch.
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Note: This model instrument in the 16 1/2" size will not fit in the Toshira Deluxe Viola Case (TC100V 16) or the Thermoplastic Shaped Viola Case (203 16).
This Franz Hoffmann viola does not come with any accessories, it is the viola only.
|Strings:||Overture Ultra Strings|
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 email@example.com
You can hear the difference!
Beginnings are critical. That is why we are committed to offering the best student instruments to beginning players. We believe this commitment is why Hoffmann instruments have become so popular with teachers, schools, parents, and beginning students of all ages.
We designed Franz Hoffmann instruments to give you the absolute best student violins, violas, cellos, and basses available on the market today. The consistent quality in materials, construction, playability, tone, and visual appeal make them a great value for every beginning string student.
Working closely with workshops, we have carefully designed and crafted each Franz Hoffmann instrument to ensure our specifications are met. These instruments are then sent to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.
Ratings & Reviews
Good 16 in viola
I have been playing violin for number of years wanted to try Viola.I purchased 16 etude on Dutch auction so payed half price.I am very pleased has nice deep sound I did change strings they seems to ring out more.Its a great way to try Viola without costing too much.The instrument is great starter instrument well set up easy to play can't complain about the sound for this price.
Better than expected
Due to a shortage of the size viola I needed this viola was my only option. It is gorgeous instrument, and while the sound is certainly not like a more expensive viola it is pretty decent for a student instrument. The bottom notes are deep and resonant, and it plays very easily. A nicer set of strings may improve things. For $200 though, this is a fantastic buy!
great sound, great price.
I was surprised with the sound of this viola for the price I paid. I perform and teach on violin regularly and recently needed a viola to perform with. I'm always on a tight budget and initially didn't expect too much from this purchase. However, the lower notes resonate well and the upper registers aren't that bad either. With better strings I'm sure the sound would open up even more.