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
9 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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08/02/2022
Maura
United States United States

Fiddler's Dream

I'm not a violist. I bought this in the hopes that I could make more noise with this in a fiddle jam going head=to=head with ten guitar players than with my beautiful Luis & Clarke carbon fiber violin or even my 4-string Glasser fiddle. I believe this will do well. I bought the 15.5" . When I play it, even with a mute on, it resonates like I'm playing in a large empty room. I wonder if it could take on an accordion. There's nothing subtle about the sound, but it is clear and sweet to my ear. I think I'll try cross-tuning tomorrow and see if some plaster falls off the ceiling. PS i could not make the Bon Musica viola shoulder rest fit on this 15.5 fiddle; it turns out that this Glasser viola is wider than the others they sell. I ended up getting a Wolf Forte Secondo Viola Shoulder Rest, which is not as comfortable but at least fits.

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02/16/2022
Emily
United States United States

Fabulous!

I've been having so much fun getting acquainted with my new 16" Glasser Carbon Composite 5-string Viola, I almost forgot to leave a review! 1. LOVE the deep dark sound! 2. LOVE the BLACK carbon composite BRIDGE & soundpost! 3. LOVE the beautiful MATTE finish and rich antiqued color! 4. LOVE it's MUCH lighter in weight than I expected! 5. LOVE it's great for playing EVERY kind of music you can imagine! 6. LOVE it's made with the best materials for my crazy Michigan weather changes! I've had it 2 weeks now - and although the Larsen strings that came with it were fine, I put on their Virtuoso strings & they sound EVEN BETTER! If only I'd seen and heard THIS 5-string VIOLA before I bought my 5-string Violin - THIS would've been my FIRST instrument! THANK YOU, Fiddlerman! THANK YOU, Fiddlershop! THANK YOU, Andrew Glasser!

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12/29/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Glasser Carbon Composite 5-String Viola

It was a Christmas present for my 15 year old daughter and she absolutely loved it. We purchased a Viola last year for her as well and the quality and sound of these instruments are amazing. We will continue purchasing instruments from Fiddlershop because you have an amazing company! Thank you!

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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.

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

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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.

Extended Return Window

Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.