G.B Guadagnini Viola Copy, 1785 Model, 15" Full Outfit

£2,199.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 79195

  • Includes Negri Classic Case, Larsen String Setup & Orchestra Bow
  • Replica of the 1785 G.B Guadagnini Viola Model
  • Ebony Fingerboard Enables Smooth and Quick Playing Ability
  • Stunning Hand Applied Oil Varnish Finish
  • 15.0" Size is Appropriate for Small Adults & Children

G.B Guadagnini Viola Copy, 1785 Model, 15" Full Outfit


The G.B Guadagnini Viola is a 15" model suitable for small adults and children (aged between 10-12), and is approximately measured at 62cm. The stunning hand applied oil varnish is complimented by ebony fittings. This is an ideal option for professional players. The viola is fitted with a rosewood paris eye tailpiece, Despiau bridge, rosewood Guarneri model chinrest and rosewood swiss model paris eye pegs. This outfit includes a Negri Classic case, Larsen Original strings and Orchestra bow.

Product Ref: 79195

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Stunning Tonewoods

The use of maple and spruce is a tried and tested combination used in superior quality violas. This combination produces a focused, powerful sound with plenty of body and tonal warmth, which will only improve over time. The woods are hand selected based on their age and narrowness of grain, before being hand carved for a sound and appearance full of heritage. The distance between the grain affects the resonance of the instrument, with a narrower grain resulting in a more responsive, full bodied and weighted sound with a strong tonal core. The maple back and sides help provide a hard-wearing viola that works with the narrow grain spruce, to provide a unique instrument with incredible response, projection and full tonal body.

Ebony Fingerboard

Ebony is a popular wood, known best for the clear, crisp attacks it is capable of producing. This wood is generally much brighter than maple and has a similar density too. Ebony however has oilier pores than maple and extra brittle grains. As a result of the tight grains this fingerboard doesn't require any finish. This quality gives the fingerboard a natural smooth, quick playing ability favoured by many professionals. Although there are many types of wood used to create fingerboards ebony is the darkest of them all. The wood works effectively throughout the instrument's range and is reliable for years.

Larsen Original Strings

These strings are fast becoming the go to option for professionals, offering a quick and simple viola setup. Capable of producing strong projection and versatile sounds these strings enable a long lasting and reliable performance. The A string has a solid steel core and is wound with stainless steel flat wire which is precisely rolled. However, the C, G & D strings are made with an original multi-filament nylon core. The C and G strings both have silver flat wire windings, rolled using the same method as the A string. Whereas the D string comes with aluminium winding which provides flexibility to the overall sound as well as comfort during play.

Negri Classic Case

Included in this outfit is a Negri Classic viola case made with a wooden frame, featuring a water- repellant, nylon canvas cover. The Negri Classic features carry straps so the case can be used as a backpack. The case has a velvet interior(*) with two large accessory pockets and features a high quality lock to keep your instrument safe and secure.

*Interior Colours Subject to Availability.

Negri Classic Exterior Case Features

  • Wooden case
  • High quality lock
  • Waterproof Cover
  • Heavy gauge D-Rings
  • Extra strong hardware
  • Extra strong subway strap
  • Large zippered music pocket
  • Five-layer laminate wooden box
  • Carrying straps for a backpack system
  • Cover made of original nylon material
  • Extra screws for a perfect attaching of the cover
  • Big rain protection flap (only for the cordura version)
  • High quality metal parts chrome plated for resistance to corrosion
  • Oversized leather handle (for carrying the case with gloves in cold weather)

Negri Classic Interior Case Features

  • 4 high quality two position bow spinners with springs
  • Accent trim and highest quality burgundy velvet interior
  • 1 special shoulder rest compartment
  • 3 points deep suspension air system
  • 1 big accessory compartment
  • Viola protective blanket
  • Elegant brass pull
  • Hygrometer
  • Strings tube

Viola Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Size: 15.0"
  • Body: 2 Piece Back Figured Maple
  • Ribs: Figured Maple
  • Scroll: Figured Maple
  • Bridge: Fitted Despiau

Neck & Hardware

  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Pegs: Rosewood, Swiss Model with Paris Eye
  • Chinrest: Rosewood, Guarneri Model
  • Tailpiece: Rosewood, Paris Eye
  • Top Nut: Ebony
  • Finish: Hand Applied Oil Varnish