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Hand Carved European Spruce Body, Maple Ribs & Scroll
The use of maple and spruce tone woods is a tried and tested combination which is the go to selection for producing higher quality violas. This combination of maple wood and spruce helps to provide a focused and centered, powerful sound with plenty of body and tonal warmth, whilst also providing a strong and durable instrument. The woods are hand selected based on their age, seasoned and then hand carved into works of art. This results in a viola which not only looks fantastic, but one which is hard wearing and able to allow the player to develop their own unique full-bodied sound. The traditional Ebony fittings are classically beautiful, dense and long lasting.
Orchestra* Brazilwood Bow
The Orchestra* Brazilwood Bow with silver mountings provides a higher level bow of incredible quality to complement the tonal characteristics of this viola. This round stick bow in selected Brazilwood is finished with a dark varnish. It features a mounted ebony frog, with Paris eye and silver hardware and abalone slide, a three piece button in ebony overlaid with silver, and lapping in silver wire.
Evenly balanced and light in weight, this bow completes the Master outfit.
Negri Classic Viola Case For Ultimate Protection
This Eastman Master Viola Setup includes an adjustable 15-17'' Classic Viola Case which is durable and water resistant. Its high tech black canvas exterior with burgundy micro suede velvet interior protects the instrument securely. The Negri Classic viola case is a wooden case with a water-repellant, Nylon canvas cover exterior with accent trim. This case includes a high quality lock, two large interior accessory pocket with brass pull, carrying straps for a backpack system a subway end strap, a suspension protection system, a string tube and four bow holders.
Gold Level Set Up With Larsen Strings
Each Eastman Master Viola goes through a gold level set up, which ensures that the instrument is fully ready to go once the performer receives it. Larsen Viola Strings have been fitted, selected because of their ability to produce incredible power and expression. The instrument is completely stripped down and the nut is filed to the optimum height and spacing for the Larsen strings and the instrument. This results in ease of play for the performer, whilst producing the maximum amount of resonance and projection that the instrument is capable of. Larsen Viola strings represent the very best in viola strings for quality of sound, premium materials that not only sound and play great, but they keep for a good, long while.
Founded in 1992, Eastman Strings continue to provide string instruments and accessories made with the traditions and quality materials associated with the elite instruments. Creating all their instruments and accessories by hand, Eastman manufacture high quality string equipment which provides the countless desirable attributes of the priceless instruments from the past.
Body & Bridge
- Length: 15.5''
- Top: European Spruce
- Sides: Maple
- Bridge: Fitted Despiau
- Finish: Antiqued Spirit Varnish
Neck & Hardware
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Neck: Maple
- Chinrest: Guarneri Model
- Chinrest Material: Ebony
- Tailpiece: Ebony Hill with A Adjuster
- Pegs: Ebony, Swiss Model