Fiddlerman Soloist Viola Outfit

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Size: 16.5"
Varnish: Amber

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Luan N.
United States

Great Viola & Customer Service

My son loves his viola. Everything came as described and shipping was fast. Will definitely buy from them again.

Jennifer W.
United States United States

Truly Stunning

Truly one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. The 15" Soloist Viola has a beautiful tone, and is almost effortless to play. It is stunning, not only in the sound, but is truly beautiful to look at also. I couldn't have asked for a better instrument, especially at this price point. Very happy!

Kitt M.
United States United States

A Viola to Change TwoSet's Tune

I am delighted with the entire package. Fiddlershop surpasses my expectations every time I order. The case is well-made and tasteful. One would be quite proud to carry it into any rehearsal. The bow has a nice balance and a good weight. The rosin is smooth and dustless, and it is the best I've ever used. Now, for the viola. It is absolutely lovely in every way. Gorgeous to look at. And the sound? Well, it is an instrument one assumes is unaffordable and out of reach. When I play, I cannot believe the exquisite tones. Each note (if my intonation is there) rings and has a luscious vibrancy. The low notes are quietly seductive. The higher notes are true, rich, and full, not tinny or tight. For kicks, when working with harmonics, I play one, then just listen until it disappears before going to the next one. Mesmerizing. I asked my husband, who is an avid reader of Tolkien, to describe this viola, and he stated, "I consider it playful in a Tom Bombadil way. Not a wood elf playful. But a Bombadil." He nailed it. This instrument has become extremely precious to me in a very small amount of time. You simply cannot go wrong with this package. If you are interested in playing viola for any length of time, choose this package. It is well worth every penny.

United States United States

Another home run

This viola has renewed my love for music tremendously! I have been a violinist up until now. Over the years I have fallen more and more in love with the deep warm sound of the viola. I tried a 15.5 soloist and the moment I got it out of the case, I had such a difficult time putting it down! My only regret has been not picking up this soloist viola earlier. The sound is rich, consistent, warm. I’m truly in love!


Fiddlerman Soloist 15 1/2" Amber Viola is Perfect

Fiddlerman Soloist 15 1/2 inch Amber Viola I purchased this viola a little over a month ago, or so. I had been using the 15 1/2" Concert Deluxe viola. I loved that viola, but wanted something with a little more depth. I donated the Concert Deluxe to a local school orchestra. I love the Soloist. It is just what I was looking for. I was going to get the Master, but decided to just go for the Soloist. I am so happy I did. Given it is a 15 1/2" viola, so rather small, it has amazing projection and such a nice full sound. I have posted reviews here before, but as a reminder, I am not a professional. I am, basically, a perpetual student, senior citizen. I am what I call a "young" senior citizen. As such, my review is based on my experience level. The viola is absolutely gorgeous. I purchased the amber color. Gorgeous. That is an added bonus because I think sound/tone, comfort and ease of playing is more important. I don't purchase with the look the number 1 point. The look, for me, is always last. The sound/tone is fantastic. I noticed it right out of the box. Wow. It has such projection. The Concert Deluxe has great projection, but this makes the Concert Deluxe sound like it is whispering. The sound is not just projecting hollow sounds. It has a full, rich tone. I am very pleased. Even as a student, I think an instrument that sounds good to the person playing is important. This one goes beyond what I was hoping for. Because it has such a nice rich sound, I am having so much more fun playing it. What I am hearing, either as playing, or as a recording, is very encouraging and keeps me going. It makes me feel much better about my playing. I think I just "out-grew" the Concert Deluxe, because that viola did the same thing. My Soloist viola is very comfortable to hold. It feels good in my left hand. The weight is perfect and well-balanced. I find it very easy to play. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of this Soloist in all respects. I am also, as is always the case, very satisfied with the service at Fiddlershop. My instruments always arrive lovingly packed and ready to play out of the box. It is amazing. I will definitely keep Fiddlershop as my main online store for all my bowed string instrument needs.

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