Holstein Traditional Panette Guarneri Viola
- Extra wide lower bout for bigger tone
- Real hand applied oil varnish
- Antiqued wood - dried a minimum of 10 years
- Real quality Ebony fittings and fingerboard
- Aubert Mirecourt or Despiau 3-tree French-made bridges
- Set up with Helicore strings
Every Holstein instrument undergoes our famous 10-point inspection!
I’m so glad I found Fiddlershop. I did a home trial before purchasing and was able to compare the fiddlershop viola to several others from different shops. In my opinion this one sounded the best for the price range I was looking for. I love the shape with the bigger lower portion and the color is beautifull as well. The customer service was excellent. I wil definitely do business with fiddlershop again.
I loved trialing this instrument! It was beautiful, fun to play, and I loved the sound of it. However in the end, I realized that as much as I loved playing on it, it was not the best ergonomic fit for me, so I returned it. My teacher pointed out that because of this instrument's proportions, when one shifts to third position, if one were relying completely on feel (contact with the bout), one would hit a note a half step off from the note that you’d get on most other violas. This was not a serious obstacle, as one would eventually learn to automatically adjust for this difference. However, I thought it would be useful for others to be aware of. Thank you to Fiddlershop for great service, and making the whole process of trying this beautiful instrument effortless.
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