Violas

Student | Step-Up | Advanced/Pro | Strings | Accessories

 

Student Models

It is very important when a student first begins playing the viola or any string instrument that they have a well adjusted, quality instrument in their hands. Whether a student is starting off on a smaller size instrument such as a 12" or 13" viola, the response and tone quality of the instrument should be of a high standard in order to give the student the best chance for success. All the instruments that we sell are of good quality and are set-up by our expert technicians. Please check out our pricing below.

All outfits include the instrument, case, bow and a rosin.

Level

Model

Outfit Price

Student

Andrei Patras (Romania)

$595.00

Student

Bottega Bella

$425.00

Student

Bottega Bella Deluxe

$965.00

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Step-Up/Intermediate Models

We stock step-up/intermediate models for 14" - 15-12" from Europe and Asia. This quality level of instrument is the level that is most in flux as it is the most traded up level of instrument. If you are unfamiliar with our Trade-Up policy, please click here. Because our stock is always changing at this level we have chosen not to show prices, but would rather encourage you to call or drop by to see what we have in-stock.

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Advanced Models and Professional
(Bottega Nuova)

Our Bottega Nuova line of Chinese instruments consists of workshop instruments of superior quality. The price of each instrument model depends on the quality of the wood and the experience of the maker.  The highest level instruments feature superior quality European wood which has been well-aged in temperature and humidity controlled storage rooms.  These instruments are made by the most experienced makers and all instruments are made under the close supervision of the award-winning makers.  We have personally witnessed the close collaboration between the workers and their supervisors.  It is a master/apprentice arrangement which reminds one of the early tradition of violinmaking.

Level

Model

Viola Only Price

Advanced

Bottega Nuova V (Stradivari Copy)

$1,500.00

Advanced

Bottega IV (Stradavari Copy)

$1,600.00

Advanced

Bottega Nuova III (Stradavari Copy)

$1,785.00

Professional

Bottega Nuova II

$2,850.00

Professional

Bottega Nuova I

$3,750.00

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Strings

MCH stocks a number of strings from a variety of string manufacturers from around the world. However, of those manufacturers, we don't stock each of their string models. Please click here for a list of the strings that we stock along with some brief descriptions.

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Recommended Accessories

Shoulder Rests: Everest, Kun, Muco (please note that small sized violas below 14" will most likely require a fractional sized violin shoulder rest.)

Mutes: Performance (1 string fiddle copy, 2 string round)

Rosin: RDM mini, RDM woodblock, AB, Bernadel, Hill dark or light, Jade, Larsen, Millant dark or light, Pirastro Oliv or Goldflex and Salchow

Music Stand: Hamilton KB400B, K&M Color Stands, Jupiter Folding Stand, Manhasset

Tuner: Korg CA1 or Korg TM50 (tuner/metronome), Boss TU-12BW, Korg CM100 Clip-On Contact Mic

Metronome: Korg MA1, Korg TM50 (tuner/metronome), Seiko SQ50V, Seiko DM50 Clip-on, Korg KDM2

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