All components are made of high-quality wood, including a Brazil-wood bow with real horsehair. We like the extra set of strings included. Payment plan available. Rich, deep tone is significantly better than less expensive models.
Packaging and shipping may cause bridge to come loose. Bow may not be packaged securely.
One-year warranty. Comes fully assembled and ready to play. Strap on case makes for easier carrying.
No shoulder rest included. Strings may break easily. Bow could be higher quality.
One-year warranty. In addition to the inclusion of the case, bow and rosin, they also include an extra bridge, which we like. It’s available in different colors as well, making it a fun choice (note – different colors may result in slightly different sound). More cost-effective than a long-term rental instrument.
Case isn’t the highest quality. Colors may not match exactly as pictured. Improper assembly may require strings to be tightened more frequently.
Real horsehair bow. Wood is air-dried before viola construction for quality sound and a long life. Available in several sizes, making it available as a smaller, practice instrument or a full-size instrument suitable for adults and professionals.
May need frequent re-tuning due to peg slippage. Some models have shipped with a violin bow instead of viola bow.
One-year warranty, which isn’t included on some products. We like the inclusion of an electronic tuner, as well as the typically included case, horsehair bow and rosin cake.Solid, hand-carved spruce top, better-quality strings included.
More of an orange color than many models. Bow could be of better quality. Strings snap easily on some violas.