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Franz Hoffmann® Danube Viola - Instrument Only

Franz Hoffmann® Danube Viola - Instrument Only | HEA200
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SHAR Price: $289

Item# HEA200

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About This Item

Our European "Step-Up" Hoffmann, for Beginning and Intermediate Players

The Hoffmann Danube viola originates in Romania in the heart of Europe. Carefully aged wood from the Carpathian forest is hand crafted, hand finished and expertly set up. The oil varnish allows the tone to blossom, yet is durable for years of service. Fitted with a Wittner tailpiece and D'Addario Prelude strings, each Hoffmann Danube in inspected and shop adjusted in SHAR's Ann Arbor workshop. Available in 13", 14", 15" and 15 1/2" sizes.

Learn more about SHAR's expert instrument set up.

This instrument does not come with any accessories, it is the instrument 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.



Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Finish: Oil Varnish
Pegs: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario Prelude Strings


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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Asked On: 05/24/2017

Is it made in China or Romania. Thanks for your attention

SHAR Answer:

Hi Donaldo! This violin is manufactured in Romania and inspected and shop adjusted in SHAR's Ann Arbor, MI workshop. Thanks for your question!

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