The Fiddlerman Master Viola is constructed from hand-carved, beautifully figured spruce and maple tonewoods that have been aged for a minimum of 10 years. It's set up and tested by our professional luthiers in our Florida workshop and comes with a lifetime structural warranty and free lifetime adjustments.
Body: Fully hand-carved with European spruce top and flamed curly maple back. Professional quality hand-applied spirit varnish
Fittings: Ebony fingerboard, pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece with A string fine tuner
Bridge: Professional level Despiau Three Tree
Soundpost: European spruce soundpost from "Alpine Tone Wood"
Strings: Commonly Thomastik Vision, medium scale, medium tension (standard), but our luthiers will install whichever strings sound best on the specific viola
*The strings might differ depending on the characteristics of the individual instrument. Our professional luthiers test and optimize every instrument before they are sent out. Please leave a note on your order for any string preference.
Every Fiddlerman instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
Case: Fiddlerman Quality Oblong Viola Case FC75 with dark gray interior.
Bow: Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Viola Bow
Shoulder Rest: Everest EZ Viola Shoulder Rest (14” come with Fiddlerman Wood Shoulder Rest)
Rosin: Holstein Premium Rosin
Cloth: Fiddlershop Polishing Cloth
Tuner: Fiddlerman Digital Tuner AV10
I am very pleased with the personal attention I received when I had questions regarding my new viola. I have not played for many years and wanted to begin to play again with an "entry level" instrument for an intermediate player. I am pleased to say that what I assumed was entry level - based upon the total cost - far exceeds what I anticipated. The tone of this viola a warm and beautiful. I am pleased that this viola will keep me happy for a long time. The bow is of excellent quality - as is the case. I am very pleased with this viola and have been enjoying playing once again. The sound is amazing! Thank you so much Fiddlerman for helping me get back into strings...I'm really enjoying myself.
Hi music friends, I'm new to the string world, but not new to music. I picked up the viola a few years ago. Originally, I bought a Cecilio VA 500 model off of Amazon. It seemed to work fine and I was pleased with it. I decided to upgrade my instrument and was really impressed by Fiddlerman's YouTube videos and his online shop. The Affirm payment plans made it really easy for me to afford the instrument I wanted. Combined with their set-up and careful checking of each instrument and their amazing service...best online experience ever, even better than Amazon. I received my Master Viola and I am very impressed by the tone and overall quality. You will not look back! I plan on buying more instruments in the future as my children progress!
I've been playing the violin for a little while now and have been wanting to pick up the viola too. I honestly thought with all the accessories it came with that it would lessen the value of the actual viola itself. However, after playing it for myself I strongly feel like the quality and sound is worth more than the full price listed and the accessories were just an added bonus. I purchased the 15.5" and couldn't be happier. Fiddlershop never ceases to impress.
When I opened the box, I was amazed by the presentation - the beautiful blue protective cloth, the attention to detail, the quality of the case and all the extras. When I picked up the viola to play it, I was even more wowed by the sound. This is truly a beautiful instrument in all ways - both visually and aurally. The tone is lovely, rich and full and the viola is comfortable and easy to play. The bow and shoulder rest were so amazing that I ordered them for my violin. This will be my “go to” string shop from now on. I’m a Neoclassical composer and am thrilled to have this new instrument in my arsenal of sounds. Thank you so much!!! What you are doing is amazing.
Perfect experience. Great instrument. Ecstatic daughter. Thank you!
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