Step-Up Violas

Grande Viola

This instrument is made from loft dried tonewoods that have been aged for a minimum of five years. During the aging process the sound deadening resins evaporate from the wood and the instrument is lighter in weight, allowing the plates to vibrate easily. Beautiful German varnishes are hand applied in an artistic palette. Many teachers of advanced students personally select this model for their students. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$2,400.00MAP:$1,920.00Dealer Price:$535.00
Model #395 Viola

A clear tone and easy playability make these instruments an ideal choice for advancing players. Hand carved from select spruce and maple tonewoods and highly flamed maple back, ribs and neck. Hand applied spirit varnish and hand carved boxwood pegs, chinrest and tailpiece. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$2,400.00MAP:$1,920.00Dealer Price:$535.00
Amati 508 Viola

Aesthetically and audibly pleasing, this instrument will nicely suit any advanced player. Musicians will certainly gain confidence in their own talent after producing the warm, powerful and clear tones this instrument offers with ease. Hand-crafted in a small workshop of only three makers with annual production of at most 60 instruments. Made from the highest flamed maple tonewoods and the most even grained spruce. The varnish is applied in a natural looking antique appearance. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$3,900.00MAP:$3,120.00Dealer Price:$895.00
Professional Viola

Master violinmakers model this violin after a Stradivari pattern. The ebony fittings, wood, workmanship, and hand applied spirit varnish are exquisite. The powerful and brilliant tones this instrument produces are suitable for serious high school musicians. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$2,800.00MAP:$2,240.00Dealer Price:$725.00
Amati 625 Viola

Hand carved under the supervision of a master violin maker and made from the best available tonewoods, this instrument is selected by fine violin shops across the country. The 625 has a fantastic harmony of deep, dark, and sweet tones. Complete with hand applied antiqued oil varnish. Available in Stradivari model. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$4,000.00MAP:$3,200.00Dealer Price:$835.00
Antonio Stradivari 1712 (replica) Viola

Definitely our most popular step up viola, these models are suitable for college students majoring in music performance. Each violin is evaluated by a conservatory teacher in Beijing, China. Fine adjustments are made internally before the instrument is delivered to us. Very well seasoned spruce top and nicely flamed maple back. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$4,000.00MAP:$3,200.00Dealer Price:$995.00
Ming Jiang Zhu A Viola

Ming Jiang Zhu was awarded the Gold Medal for Violin in 1994 & 2006 from the Violin Society of America. Varnished with an attractive antiqued oil varnish of a russet pigment on a yellow ground. Crafted from beautiful tonewoods and produces a full and compelling tone. Fitted with heart style boxwood fittings. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$4,100.00MAP:$3,280.00Dealer Price:$1,350.00
Ming Jiang Zhu AA Viola

Made with a two piece European spruce top, the AA is an ideal instrument for musicians seeking outstanding projection with warmth and brilliance. Fitted with heart style boxwood fittings. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$5,200.00MAP:$4,160.00Dealer Price:$1,785.00
Ming Jiang Zhu AAA Viola

(Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Ming Jiang Zhu) Made entirely of European tonewoods, the AAA is exceptional for its excellent depth of sound and tonal complexity. By far the most popular model known for its ease of playability and superior response. Varnished in an attractive antiqued oil varnish of red-brown pigment on a yellow ground. Fitted with heart style boxwood fittings. Priced as adjusted instrument alone. Setup includes hand carved Aubert bridge and Dominant strings.

List Price:$6,300.00MAP:$5,040.00Dealer Price:$2,200.00
Grande Viola
Model #395 Viola
Amati 508 Viola
Professional Viola
Amati 625 Viola
Antonio Stradivari 1712 (replica) Viola
Ming Jiang Zhu A Viola
Ming Jiang Zhu AA Viola
Ming Jiang Zhu AAA Viola