Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit
Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit
Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit
Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit
Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit

Fiddlerman

Fiddlerman Concert 5-String Viola Outfit

Sale price$729.00
4 reviews   |  
SKU: FMCVA-5S-16

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Viola Sizing Guide

Extend the arm fully, parallel to the floor. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm. Watch our demo video for more exact directions.

Sizing Chart

SIZE OF VIOLA ARM MEASUREMENT AGE OF STUDENT
12" 20.5" - 21.9” 7-9 YRS
13" 22” - 23.4” 9-11 YRS
14" 23.5” - 24.9” 11-14 YRS
15" 25" -25.9” 14+ YRS
15.5" 26" - 26.4” 14+ YRS
16" 26.5" - 26.9” 14+ YRS
16.5" 27”+ 14+ YRS

Instructional Video

This sizing guide is intended to give you a good idea of what instrument size you or your student should look for. Please consider that this guide is based on our best estimates, but we always recommend that you consult with us, or your teacher before purchasing or renting.

Need Assistance?

Call us at 800-595-0592 or send us an email at support@fiddlershop.com. An expert can answer your questions regarding the instruments and its accessories.

Viola Sizing Guide

Extend the arm fully, parallel to the floor. Measure from the neck to the middle of the palm. Watch our demo video for more exact directions.

Sizing Chart

SIZE OF VIOLA ARM MEASUREMENT AGE OF STUDENT
12" 20.5" - 21.9” 7-9 YRS
13" 22” - 23.4” 9-11 YRS
14" 23.5” - 24.9” 11-14 YRS
15" 25" -25.9” 14+ YRS
15.5" 26" - 26.4” 14+ YRS
16" 26.5" - 26.9” 14+ YRS
16.5" 27”+ 14+ YRS

Instructional Video

This sizing guide is intended to give you a good idea of what instrument size you or your student should look for. Please consider that this guide is based on our best estimates, but we always recommend that you consult with us, or your teacher before purchasing or renting.

Need Assistance?

Call us at 800-595-0592 or send us an email at support@fiddlershop.com. An expert can answer your questions regarding the instruments and its accessories.

Review Videos

Meet the "Swiss Army Knife" of instruments! It has the depth and warmth of a serious viola, with the clarity and brilliance of a high quality violin. 

This instrument is the perfect choice for players that play both violin and viola, as you'll always have both in one instrumnet. It's the secret weapon for recording sessions to add layers of luscious string pads.

The Concert 5-String Viola comes set up from high to low as: E-A-D-G-C.

Available Sizes: (In the video, Michael is playing the 15.5")

  • 15"
  • 15.5"
  • 16"
  • 16.5"

Players with shorter arms/fingers should consider the 15-15.5" size, as these are only slightly bigger than the Fiddlerman 5-String Master Violin, but the larger sizes will offer an even deeper and more profound sound, but require more physical capability.

The outfit includes all the accessories you need to get started.

VIOLA FEATURES
  • Solid-carved slightly flamed spruce and maple tonewoods
  • 100% ebony fingerboard, pegs & fittings
  • Ebony tailpiece with 5 fine tuners
  • Hand-carved French Despiau bridge
  • European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
  • Spirit-based durable dark brown finish (no thick lacquer)
  • Wood dried a minimum of 6 years
  • Strings - whichever strings sound better on the specific viola (most commonly D'Addario Helicore)
  • Precisely measured string height for easy and comfortable playability
  • The viola will arrive ready to play out of the box!
FIDDLERMAN VIOLA BOW FEATURES
  • Strong, responsive, high-grade carbon fiber (far superior to Brazilwood and lower grade pernambuco)
  • Durable Siberian horse hair for a smooth, full tone
  • Nickel-mounted true ebony frog
  • Genuine mother-of-pearl inlays
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Case: Sturdy light weight high-quality oblong viola case. Case includes straps, music pocket, storage compartments, four or two bow holders.
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Viola Bow
Shoulder Rest: Fiddlerman Wood Viola Shoulder Rest (14” come with Fiddlerman Wood Violin Shoulder Rest)
Rosin: Fiddlerman Select Dark Rosin
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10

THE FIDDLERSHOP FAMILY

Why is Fiddlershop growing so fast and revolutionizing the violin industry? We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford. Our founder Pierre Holstein (a.k.a. "Fiddlerman") works directly with makers in many different countries to produce only the best for our customers. With over 40 years as a professional violinist in orchestras around the world, he brings unmatched expertise in music and business to everything we do.

Every Fiddlerman violin is set up and tested in our workshop to make sure it passes our rigorous 10-point inspection. Our incredibly talented team is here to help answer any questions you have, and make sure your instrument arrives safely.

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BJ
08/17/2022
Barry J.
United States United States

16 1/2" five string viola

About 3 months ago I purchased a concert 5 string viola. It sounds pretty good and is decently constructed, especially for the price. I'm learning to use the expanded range of it and it takes a little getting used to since the strings are a little closer together as compared to the 4 string viola and you have to slightly adjust the bowing angle for the strings - but it does not take particularly long to do this. I use the viola mostly for personal pleasure and play it "cello style" - using a shoulder rest as a foundation for just above the knee joint/lap - it makes pretty good support too. I bow with my left hand and fingerboard with my right hand. I've heard of many violists over time developing orthopedic problems in their shoulder/arms/wrists - so it seemed a pretty logical way to play. I really do like it and hope to develop some mastery on it. Thank you for having this instrument available for me to buy from you!

MM
08/08/2022
Michael M.
United States United States

Very Happy

This is the 3rd instrument I ordered from fiddler shop and I remain impressed with the service and quality of the instruments. The outfit has everything you need to start playing. The items were professionally pack and I was able to tune it up easily and start playing right away. Fiddler shop support is awesome. I noticed a 10% discount on the outfit just days after I ordered. I email them, an inquiry and they promptly refunded me the 10% off the purchase price. It's nice to find a online company that cars enough to try and keep customers returning. The instrument itself was nicely made. It felt comfortable almost instantly under my chin. I play the fiddle but wanted a deeper instrument because sometimes the band has too many fiddlers. I am sure this will fit the bill.

PL
07/15/2021
P. Long
United States United States

Out of the box

Mine just came today, and I am very impressed with the excellent set-up. Took it out of the box, tweaked the tuners, and all great--at least until I learn to play it. The outfit totally complete and the instrument beautiful My skill on violin is quite limited, and the viola will take some getting used to, but I'm loving the mellow sounds of the viola and learning to keep track of what string I'm on.

CH
06/11/2021
C. Hoskins
Japan Japan

They did it!

About a half a year ago, I asked the folks at Fiddlershop if they could make and sell me a 5 string wooden viola, as opposed to a carbon fiber or carbon composite instrument AND keep it under $1000. They did it, and they did it very, very well. I received my instrument a few weeks ago. It sounds great, with a big, warm, rich viola sound, (the resonance feels really nice under your chin) and the E string rings very clearly and nicely. Yea, it's large (I usually play violins) and the neck is thicker, but man-o-man, it plays well, feels good, and it's so great to be able to play whatever I usually play on a viola and just keep on going up into the register provided by the E string. Now, I don't have to lug around two different instruments. I have the best of both worlds. Dealing with the folks at Fiddlershop has been a distinct pleasure. I understand why customers are so overwhelmingly positive about their experiences dealing with Fiddlershop.

Fiddlershop founders, Michael Holstein and Pierre Holstein, posing in the Fiddlershop workshop with some of their favorite violin and violas for some of the best workshops

About Fiddlershop

Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.

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