Franz Hoffmann™ Concert Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch
Franz Hoffmann™ Concert Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch
Franz Hoffmann™ Concert Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch
Franz Hoffmann™ Concert Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch

Franz Hoffmann

Franz Hoffmann™ Concert Viola Outfit - 16.5 inch

Sale price$469.00
SKU: SH500VT165
In stock


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Carolyn Johnson-Erb

Shipped without any protection inside the package. Viola and bow shifted around in transit. Not sure if it comprised viola or not. Disappointing when you spend $$$.

Easily the best Viola for the money

I was suprised by the quality of this instrument for the money. Easily as good as instruments that cost twice as much. The Viola was very playable out of the box. The A string tended to be somewhat finicky. This was fixed by using a Larsen A string. Also I replaced the Bridge because I like a lower playing position. Just personal preference.
These are Chinese made; but Shar must have excellent quality control. I have heard nothing but good things about Franz Hoffman Instruments.

Sophia Wang
Good for the price

This viola is pretty good for the price, but be warned, the strings are horrible. It will cost a good $100 to replace them. Also, the wood block rosin that comes with this is also not the best. It will only cost $15 or so to replace that though. This causes
the instrument to be a bit more expensive than it is at first glance, but once everything is straightened out, the tone is unbelievable.


First I have to say how amazing the customer service is from the staff at Shar. I was informed that my outfit would be backordered because of a few items but I was extremely pleased to be able to replace some components of the package in order to receive
my package approximately a month earlier than I would have if I had waited. Now about the viola. I ordered this viola outfit in order to get a start on the instrument and I must say that my teacher and I are extremely impressed. The instrument is perfect for
any student that wants a wonderful instrument that will be a pleasure to play. Everything in the description is true and this is most definitely the most impressive instrument on the market for under $400. I would definitely recommend that the strings be replaced
with Pirastro Tonica strings, they ring well and have a very clear tone.

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