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Franz Hoffmann® Concert Viola - Instrument Only

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Franz Hoffmann® Concert Viola - Instrument Only | SH500V
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About This Item

Franz Hoffmann Concert Viola

The best in class just got better.

In partnership with Connolly Music, the Franz Hoffmann Concert lineup has been refreshed to include premium Alphayue strings from Thomastik-Infeld. Alphayue is a breakthrough string for students of all levels – the number one choice for aspiring artists! Alphayue delights with sound qualities never before available at this price point. A high-tech synthetic core married with renowned Thomastik-Infeld quality delivers a rich, sophisticated sound palette impossible to achieve with steel core strings.

This beautifully hand carved viola is finished with a quality spirit varnish to bring out the best sound from the aged tonewoods. Consistent quality, playability and visual appeal, combined with its value, make the Concert a viola that stands out. Made by our partner workshop in China, each Concert is inspected and fully adjusted in Ann Arbor. In 16.5 in - 12 in sizes.

The "Best in Class!" icon is your assurance that SHAR has searched the world for instruments that are the very best value in each category. We offer a variety of instruments for different playing levels and price ranges, so that you can find the instrument that is perfect for your needs.

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Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Spirit Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Alphayue

 

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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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • JACQUELINE LIGHTLE
  • FREDERICKSBURG, VA

Asked On: 06/24/2021

Good Afternoon. I am an advancing viola student and am looking for an instrument that I can travel with, for the purpose of practice while vacationing. I own a more expensive instrument that I prefer not to travel with. What would you recommend? I currently play a Ming Zhiang Zhu.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jacqueline, thank you for your question! The Concert viola would be a great choice for your purposes. I have passed along your email information to one of our Sales & Service Professionals who will reach out to see if you would like to discuss any further.

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Question by:

  • MALIK MATTHEWS
  • DETROIT, MI

Asked On: 12/16/2016

What type of strings come on this Viola?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Malik! Currently, this instrument comes with Overture Ultra strings. Hope this helps.

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Question by:

  • Samantha Seibert
  • East Isip, NY

Asked On: 10/08/2016

Is this a good viola for a 7th grade level 5 nyssma student? or would an intermediate viola be better

SHAR Answer:

Hi Samantha! This is our most popular Franz Hoffmann instrument and is a great choice for a serious beginner or intermediate student. The Concert Viola is constructed of aged tonewoods that produce a robust sound and provide consistent playability. Selecting the best instrument for your student can be difficult and you might find it necessary to try the instrument to determine the best fit. All of our instruments are backed by a 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. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks for your question!

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Question by:

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  • ANN ARBOR, MI

Asked On: 08/02/2016

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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