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Franz Hoffmann® Etude Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch

Franz Hoffmann® Etude Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch | SA125T 165
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SHAR Price: $319.00

$23.99/month with the SHAR Way! ?

Item# SA125T 165

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Availability: In Stock

About This Item

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.

Item Includes

Outfit includes TAC66 shaped case, rosin and KVOB brazilwood/horsehair bow

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:

  • Sara Wharry
  • Haslet, TX

Asked On: 06/18/2018

What type of strings do the 13" beginning violas come with?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Sara! This Franz Hoffmann Etude comes with a set of Overture Ultra Viola Strings. Thanks!

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Asked On: 09/05/2017

What strings are on the Franz Hoffman 15" Viola

SHAR Answer:

Hi Michael! Currently, this instrument comes with Overture Ultra strings. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Asked On: 07/15/2017

Can u pay half his month and half next month?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Amy, thanks for your question. At this time, we do not offer instrument payment plans. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question by:

  • Isidro Williams
  • Eatonton, GA

Asked On: 11/17/2016

Can instruments have custom finishes? for example I love darker colors like perhaps a walnut finish. How much extra would something like that cost?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Isidro! Unfortunately, we do not offer custom finishes on our instruments. Each violin is slightly different based multiple factors such as wood grain and varnish. No two are exactly alike! Thanks for you question.

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