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Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Viola Outfit - 15 inch

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Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Viola Outfit - 15 inch | HA100T 15
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SHAR Price: $219

Item# HA100T 15

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About This Item

The perfect viola for the beginner!

Designed from the ground up as the perfect beginner viola, the Hoffmann Amadeus Viola is crafted from quality maple, spruce and ebony. Refined set-up 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. Sizes: 12", 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16" and 16.5".

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Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Nitro Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: Overture Premium Strings


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Warranty Info

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 protected]

About This Brand

Franz Hoffmann®
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.

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Question by:

  • Riza Auza
  • corpus christi, TX

Asked On: 05/28/2018

I want to know if the Viola instrument is included in this order " Franz Hoffman Amadeus Viola Outfit?"

SHAR Answer:

Hello Riza! This viola outfit will include a Franz Hoffmann Amadeus viola, a Toshira viola case, a Schmidt Workshop bow, and a small cake of rosin.

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Asked On: 08/28/2017

What type of bow is included? What is the case? What if I receive the viola and it does not meet my expectation?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Lynn, thanks for your question. This outfit includes a Schmidt Workshop Viola Bow and Toshira Viola Case. If you are not satisfied with this outfit for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.

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Asked On: 07/27/2016

What is the minimum that I should look for in a beginner’s violin or viola?

SHAR Answer:

When you buy a beginner's violin or viola, it's a good idea to be aware of its materials, set-up and durability. You'll want the instrument to be made from a solid spruce top and to have maple wood used for its back, neck, and sides. It ought to have real ebony fittings, for durability, and it's ideal to have pegs and fine tuners that are easy to turn and don’t slip. Most importantly, you'll want your violin or viola to meet the proper measurements/specifications and set-up, just like all of the instruments we carry here at SHAR! If the instrument has the proper specifications and set-up, then you will be equipped to succeed at learning the violin or viola. That will help minimize frustration and maximize the enjoyment of learning.

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  • Celeste McCarthy
  • Oshkosh, WI

Asked On: 07/22/2016

We are going to be purchasing this Viola for our 2nd year Viola player in the family. We just wanted to know which "foam molded" case comes with this package? (in case we want to decide on a different case)

SHAR Answer:

Hi Celeste! Thanks for your question. Kudos to your viola player for having stuck to playing for this long! :-) Our Franz Hoffmann Amadeus Outfit comes with the instrument, a brazilwood/horsehair bow, a block of rosin and a Toshira dart-shaped foam case (item #TAC66). This case has a strong foam shell that cushions your viola and the option to use "backpack-style" straps. It has a small music pocket and a place to put accessories. Hope this helps!

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