The Franz Hoffmann™ Danube Viola: Classic European Quality. Beginner-Friendly Price.
The Franz Hoffmann™ Danube viola is the first Hoffmann offering to be sourced from Europe. This means that, on top of the value and quality construction you’ve come to expect from Hoffmann, you are afforded the dark, rich sound quality long associated with European instruments.
With its excellent European construction and materials, the Franz Hoffmann Danube viola offers a better way forward for beginning musicians, a better chance at achieving excellence and learning to love to play the viola.
Danube violas are set up in Europe, then carefully shop-adjusted upon arrival at Shar’s facilities in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This level of attention to detail and quality is rarely seen from any other viola shop online, but we at Shar strive to bring our decades of experience to bear to ensure that each Danube viola is among the best violas for beginners for sale. Each instrument is built from high-quality materials, featuring ebony pegs and fingerboard, a hand carved bridge, a durable oil varnish, and a composite tailpiece with four fine tuners. Each Danube is outfitted with D’Addario Prelude steel core strings and a Guarneri chinrest for comfortable playing.
This Shar-exclusive outfit is also packed with cool viola accessories, which afford students everything they need to get started on their path to musical excellence.
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Due to the hand made nature of these instruments, your viola may have a different visual appearance than what is pictured.
The Franz Hoffmann™ Danube Viola outfit also features:
• Durable Toshira™ foam-shell viola case with two backpack-style shoulder straps, to protect your instrument from impacts and fast changes in temperature
• High-quality Schmidt Workshop™ Brazilwood bow, ideal for beginning and intermediate players
• A cake of Shar Music® rosin, to help pull a clean sound
• The Empire™ shoulder rest, a traditional clamp-style rest that is sturdy and easy to use
• Shar Music ® 3-in-1 Metro-Tuner, to help you stay in tune and in time
• Shar Music® microfiber cleaning cloth to use when you finish playing, to keep your instrument in peak condition
• A pencil to make notes in your music, help you correct mistakes as you go, and for use as a “dry lubricant” when changing strings
• PinkyHold™, a helpful practice aid which guides your pinky’s placement on the end of the bow, helping you to develop good technique and stability
• Practice mute for keeping volume down while practicing at home
• Humidi Guard™ humidifier to keep your instrument more stable and in better condition
• Fingerboard tapes, to help students learn finger and thumb positioning
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.