The quality and dimensions of the wood and varnish are copied from the original to achieve the same tonal qualities of the priceless Medici contralto which was part of a set of instruments, five in number, which were made by Stradivari in 1690 for Cosimo di Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The original has been described as "one of the finest of the ten existing examples of the maker, its preservation being as remarkable as the beauty of its appearance."
At Fiddlershop, we are proud to offer this stunning replica which produces a warm and deep tone comparable to a vintage instrument, with the projection and response of a modern viola.
- These violas are bench made (made exclusively by one master Luthier)!
- Aged Select Russian Spruce and Select Maple sourced from high altitude forests (100+ year old wood, aged and dried 20+ years)
- High Quality Ebony fittings
- Highest Quality Ebony Fingerboard
- Holstein Deluxe Bridge
- Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings
- Includes a Quality Oblong Case
Every Holstein instrument undergoes our famous 10 - point inspection
Still not convinced?
You can request this violin on an In-Home-Trial, or request a personal video. If you can't decide between two models, we can record and send a comparison video for you to pick and choose. Chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call (800-595-0592) for a professional consultation.
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.