Yamaha VA5S Student Viola, 14 Inch

£317.00 RRP £369.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Yamaha Beginner 14 Inch Viola
  • Maple and Spruce Body
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Rosewood Fittings
  • Includes Case, Bow and Rosin

Yamaha VA5S Student Viola, 14 Inch


This Yamaha VA5S 14 inch viola offers the beginner musician a brilliant instrument to learn with. The Stradivarius designed viola combined with a solid spruce and maple body with ebony fingerboard and rosewood fittings means that this student instrument is a high quality instrument suitable to take you up to grade 6. Also included in the pack is a hard moulded case, a brazilwood bow and rosin.

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Solid Wood Construction

The Yamaha Stradivarius influenced beginners viola is made from solid woods, featuring a spruce and maple construction, which gives a much more rich and resonant sound in comparison to many other student model instruments. Built on to this handcrafted body are fittings and parts of high quality. An ebony fingerboard gives the performer a hard wood on which to play which is also resistant to moisture. The pegs and chinrest have been made from rosewood, another hardwood thats life expectancy is far greater than most woods.

Wittner Components and D'addario Strings

The Yamaha VA5S comes with high quality components that you would expect from a much higher value instrument. The tailpiece and fine tuners have been made by Wittner, who make top class components for string instruments. As well as this, D'addario strings have been added to the instrument to create a brilliant sound straight out of the box.

Everything You Need

Yamaha have made this viola in to a package so that you have everything you need to get going as soon as the instrument arrives. Included is a Brazilwood bow along with rosin, allowing the viola to be played straight out of the box. For storing and transporting the viola to rehearsals and concerts, the instrument comes with a shaped hard case that can carry everything you need to your venues.


  • Body Finish: Fully Hand Brushed
  • Varnish: Oil Varnish


  • Type: Stradivarius
  • Size: 14"
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Maple
  • Side: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finger Board: Ebony


  • Bridge: Yamaha Original
  • Tuning Pegs: Rosewood
  • Tailpiece: Wittner "Ultra" (4 Fine Tuners)
  • Chin Rest: Rosewood
  • Strings: D'Addario Prelude
  • Fine Tuner: Wittner "Ultra" (4 Fine Tuners)


  • Bow: Brazilian Wood
  • Case: Shaped Hard Case
  • Rosin: Piranito