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Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Viola Outfit - 16 inch

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Franz Hoffmann® Amadeus Viola Outfit - 16 inch | HA100T 16
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SHAR Price: $219

Item# HA100T 16

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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:

  • Susan Nelson
  • Wilmington, DE

Asked On: 10/09/2017

Franz Hoffmann Amadeus Viola Outfit - 16 inch Item# HA100T 16 What strings come on the viola, and what rosin?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Susan! This outfit comes with Overture Premium Strings and a SHAR Mini Rosin. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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  • Kim Le
  • Wichita, KS

Asked On: 06/21/2017

I'm hoping to purchase the Cushy® Deluxe Carry-All™ Dart Shape Backpack Case Cover along with this. Will the case that is included within the outfit fit in the Cushy?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Kim Le, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the case included with this outfit will not fit inside of the Cushy Viola Case Cover. This case does include backpack style strap for easy carrying and ample storage space for accessories. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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  • Anonymous
  • Oakland, CA

Asked On: 08/25/2016

What is the vibrating string length for this 16" Hoffman viola? I'm a beginner & trying to buy matching "finger positions / fret tape" for this viola & they needed the length from nut to bridge... Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for you question! This instrument measures 14.75" from the nut to the bridge. If you are interest in finger position/fret tape, please see our Accessories/Teaching Aid section. Hope this helps!

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