Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola
Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola

Glasser

Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola

Sale price$1,350.00
8 reviews   |  
SKU: CCVA-155str

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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

Glasser Carbon Composite violas are revolutionary new instruments. Glasser has long been a world leader in developing advanced products with the use of composite materials. These acoustic instruments are the latest development. The success of the violins has encouraged the addition of violas to this popular line.

Built to last, they look and sound great. Glasser's patent pending design makes for an instrument with a wonderful tonal quality with durability most instruments will never match. 

The standard Glasser Carbon Composite viola arrives fully set-up with Larsen strings, Planetary Tuning Pegs, and a carbon composite Glasser tailpiece with 5 fine tuners for the ultimate tunability.

5 String version is available in 15" and larger, and comes with the high E-string standard (although you could later change this to a low "F" on your own if you so desired).

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10/02/2019
Reuben S.
United States United States

As expected

It's very cheap and unusually heavy. It's overbuilt and nearly indestructible. Save your money and get a more expensive and better sounding model of carbon-fiber instrument. However, it is still fun to play, just not suitable for gigs.

WN
10/30/2019
William N.
United States United States

Love it!

Being solely a 4-string violin/viola player, I was incredibly surprised on the quality, sound and price range of this 5-string Carbon fiber viola! And...I get to do less shifting, so there's that.

DH
09/13/2020
David H.
Australia Australia

Good Viola

First of all, Fiddlershop are super helpful and answered any and every question I threw at them. Props to them for great customer service :) So, I had heard that in general, carbon composite instruments don't sound that good. This is definitely incorrect for this model, the sound is great! (Of course the are many better sounding woden instruments, but for a carbon composite instrument in this price range, it's good). The viola arrived well packed, undamaged and fully set up, something negative though, is that when it first arrived the A string was too low and it was cutting into the bridge, so I put a bit of thick tape under it and that put it at a playable height. One last thing, I advice getting a decent carbon composite bow or a hybrid bow because that improves the sound and playability. Pros: The durability is unmatched by any wooden instrument. It can play violin repertoire. It is extremely stable in its tuning. I get to shift less. Woohoo! Cons: The weight takes some getting used to, I would advise using an everest shoulder rest to help. The overseas shipping was a bit of trouble, but that's not fiddlershop's fault and I'm sure the shipping would be fine within America. It doesn't come with case or bow. The string spaces are hard to play, but that just comes with practice. Overall for the price, it is a good viola that is great fun to play, and I would recommend it.

IS
07/05/2021
Irving S.
United States United States

Super happy!

I'm grateful i don't have to expose my nice viola out in the summer weather, too hot! This instrument is great, sounds way better than I expected, rich dark tone and nice protection, the geared pegs are a great complement and makes tuning strings way easier. It's very heavy but I got used to it after a few days (Nice workout). Overall I'm more than happy with the purchase, I only wished it came with a case because the box it's a little wider than my 16.5 viola and I have to get a bigger case for it but other than that it's a really great picnic instrument for the price!

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12/02/2020
Anonymous
United States United States

Excellent value and durability for good sounding instrument

For the price and durability, this Viola is amazing. I would imagine this instrument is sufficient or even great, unless perhaps you're an advanced violinist/viola-ist.

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