16 1/2 Inch Violas

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    • Eastman Model 205 Top

      Eastman Model 205

      The Eastman Model 205 viola is entirely hand-crafted from European tonewoods and features a red brown varnish. The instruments are fitted with ebony fingerboards and hand-carved ebony pegs, tailpiece, and chinrest.

      Available from 13 to 17 inches.

      Available.


    • Eastman Model 200 Top

      Eastman Model 200

      The Eastman Model 200 viola represents the first in Eastman Strings' line-up of advanced instruments. Each viola is entirely hand-crafted from well seasoned, select tonewoods. The instruments have a durable hand applied translucent amber varnish. Each Eastman Model 200 viola is hand-fit in our shop with a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge and Helicore strings.

      Available from 13 to 17 inches.

      Available.


    • Samuel Shen Model 300 Top

      Samuel Shen Model 300

      $1,300.00

      The SV300 violas feature medium figure, tasteful antiquing, and accurate graduation. Its tone is strong and rich. This model has been our most popular viola for the advancing student, offering superior performance for its price range. The Samuel Shen Model 300 violas feature an orange-brown varnish upon a golden base, a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge, and Helicore strings.

      Available in sizes 15 to 16 1/2 inches.


    • Martin Beck Top

      Martin Beck

      $1,400.00

      A beautifully made Romanian viola. Two-piece maple back with a medium width flame. Two-piece spruce top with a fine to medium width grain. The orange brown varnish is distressed to make the instrument look older. Fitted in ebony with pearwood pins and collars, Helicore strings and a Jarger A string. This is an excellent intermediate viola.

      Available in sizes 15 to 17 inches.


    • Eastman 305 Viola Top

      Eastman Model 305

      $1,484.00

      Players and teachers recognize the Eastman Model 305 as an instrument with a strong tonal and visual personality. These are the qualities that make it one of our most popular instruments. The Eastman Model 305 Viola is hand-crafted entirely from solid tonewoods; the top is select spruce and the ribs, scroll, and neck are of maple specie. The backs are made of a select Canadian poplar, creating a lightweight instrument with a powerful sound. An antique-style spirit varnish is hand-applied, and the instrument is fitted with boxwood pegs, tailpiece, and chinrest with ebony trim. Each Model 305 viola is fitted with a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge and Helicore strings.

      Available in sizes 12 to 17 inches, with Tertis models and poplar backs being available from 15 to 17 inches.

      *Currently the 15″ model is out of stock*


    • Paolo Angelotti Top

      Paolo Angelotti

      $1,500.00

      Handmade in China, 2006. Two-piece maple back, highly flamed with matching ribs and neck. The spruce top has a medium to fine grain width. Contains Parisian eye boxwood fittings and Helicore strings.

      Available in 16 1/2 inches.


    • Samuel Shen Model 800 Top

      Samuel Shen Model 800

      $1,635.00

      Handmade in Suzhou, China by Samuel Shen. One-piece maple back. Two-piece spruce top of fine-width grain broadening toward the edges. Fitted in ebony with Helicore strings.

      Available in sizes 15 to 16 1/2 inches.


    • Eastman Model 405 Top

      Eastman Model 405

      $1,649.00

      A meticulously hand-carved instrument featuring a premium spruce top. Highly flamed two piece maple back, ribs, and scroll. Beautiful hand-applied multi-layer spirit varnish in the early 20th century Markneukirchen German style. Fitted in boxwood. The Model 405 viola is also available in a Tertis Model with a poplar back. Available in sizes 15 to 16 1/2 inches.

      *The 15″ models are currently sold out*


    • Ivan Dunov Superior VA Top 2015 Photo

      Ivan Dunov Superior

      $1,736.00

      Old-world craftsmanship and materials come together in our Ivan Dunov instruments. Crafted in a traditional workshop in Romania from superb Carpathian tone woods, these instruments provide excellent sound and playability. The Ivan Dunov Superior has a solid spruce top and maple back, ribs, and scroll. The instrument is finished by hand in the United States with an antique-style varnish. The Ivan Dunov Superior produces a colorful and complex tone. Each Ivan Dunov Superior viola is fitted with a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge and Helicore strings. Available in sizes from 15 to 16 1/2 inches.

      We currently have the 15 1/2″ and 16″models in stock.


    • Jean-Pierre Lupot Top

      Jean-Pierre Lupot

      $1,919.00

      Beijing, China. Two-piece maple back, well flamed. Two-piece spruce top. Antiqued spirit varnish contains some red pigment. Fitted in ebony with Helicore strings.

      Available in sizes 15 to 16 1/2 inches.


    • Rudoulf Doetsch Top

      Rudoulf Doetsch

      $2,362.00

      Rudoulf Doetsch instruments are crafted in Germany from select European tone woods. The fingerboard is made of high quality African ebony, and the instrument comes with ebony fittings and a French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge. Antique-style varnish is applied and tonal adjustments are made in the United States for a professional appearance and sound. Rudoulf Doetsch violas are fitted with Helicore strings.

      Available in sizes from 14 to 16 1/2 inches.


    • Gunther Prager Top

      Gunther Prager

      $2,500.00

      This viola bears the label:

      Gunther Prager, Copy of Andreas Amati, Erlangen
      Germany, Anno 2006.

      Two piece maple back with medium width flame. Two piece spruce top with straight, medium width grain. The varnish is a medium to dark orange-brown over a light golden orange ground. The varnish contains much patina and antiquing and simulated wear. The instrument has ebony fittings and projects a clear, strong sound.

      Available in 16 and 16 1/2 inch sizes.


    • Camillo Callegari Top

      Camillo Callegari

      $2,500.00

      Camillo Callegari instruments are crafted in China and finished in the workshop at J.R. Judd Violins. Two piece maple back. Two piece spruce top. Fitted in ebony and Thomastik Dominant strings with a Helicore A. These violas have a rich evenness of sound.

      Available in 15 1/2, 15 7/8, 16 1/8 and 16 1/2 inch sizes.
      The 15 1/2 is currently On Trial.


    • Pietro Lombardi Ergonomic Top

      Pietro Lombardi Ergonomic

      $2,577.00

      Made in Beijing, China, Anno 2012. Beautiful two piece highly flamed maple back. Two piece spruce top. Fitted in boxwood with Helicore strings.

      Available in 16 1/2 inches.


    • Pietro Lombardi Top

      Pietro Lombardi

      $2,577.00

      Made in Beijing, China, Anno 2009. Beautiful two piece highly flamed maple back. Two piece spruce top. Fitted in boxwood with Helicore strings.

      Available in 16 1/2 inches.


    • Jay Haide à l'ancienne Top

      Jay Haide à l’ancienne

      $3,200.00

      Jay Haide à l’ancienne violas are handmade in the Italian tradition. This Stradivari pattern viola features a two piece maple back and two piece spruce top. The orange-brown oil varnish shows a nice patina. Fitted in ebony with Helicore strings with a Larsen A.

      These instruments are quite striking because of their finished looks. The quality of antiquing gives them a hundred year old look. These violas are excellent instruments for the more intermediate and advanced players.

      Available in 15 1/2, 16, 16 1/4, 16 1/2, 16 3/4
      Currently in stock: 15 1/2, 16, 16 1/2