Violas

Learning to play an Viola is a long, but rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start.

Violas
Violas
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    History & Design
  3. 3.
    Materials & Components
  4. 4.
    The Bow
  5. 5.
    About the Strings
  6. 6.
    Accessories
  7. 7.
    Pickups
  8. 8.
    Purchasing a Viola
  9. 9.
    Practising
  10. 10.
    Conclusion
  11. 11.
    FAQ
  12. 12.
    Maintenance & Cleaning
  13. 13.
    Hotdeals

Welcome to our Viola Online Advisor.

This guide aims to help complete beginners and existing viola students (and their parents) gain a clearer idea of what playing the instrument is about, and to assist in choosing and caring for a new instrument. You may be wondering whether it is a good idea to take up the violin or the viola – while there is certainly a wider repertoire for the violin, the viola does have its own unique timbre, and also the advantage that being the less popular choice, it is usually considerably easier to find a place in your local orchestra!

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below, or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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  1. Stentor SR1500 Violin Student II 4/4

    Stentor SR1500 Violin Stu­dent II 4/4

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    €159
    €222
  2. Thomann Classic Violinset 4/4

    Thomann Classic Viol­inset 4/4

    In stock within 6-8 weeks
    €111
  3. Stentor SR1400 Violinset 4/4

    Stentor SR1400 Viol­inset 4/4

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    €122
    €166
  4. Artino PM-01 Practice Mute VN/VA

    Artino PM-01 Prac­tice Mute VN/​VA

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  5. Gewa Mute Metal Violin

    Gewa Mute Metal Violin

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    €12.90
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  6. Gewa Chinrest Tool

    Gewa Chin­rest Tool

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  7. Thomann Classic Violinset 1/2

    Thomann Classic Viol­inset 1/2

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    €111
  8. Thomann Student Violinset 4/4

    Thomann Stu­dent Viol­inset 4/4

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    €89
  9. Wolf Forte Secondo 4/4 -3/4 BK

    Wolf Forte Secondo 4/4 -3/​4 BK

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    €22.90
    €34.60
  10. Kun Collapsible Violin 4/4

    Kun Col­lapsible Violin 4/4

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    €31
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  11. Muco Shoulder Rest 4/4 Violin

    Muco Shoulder Rest 4/4 Violin

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    €11.50
  12. Bonmusica Violin Shoulder Rest 4/4

    Bon­musica Violin Shoulder Rest 4/4

    In stock within 4-6 weeks
    €49
  13. Carbondix Carbon 4/4 Violinbow

    Car­bondix Carbon 4/4 Viol­inbow

    On request
    €88
  14. Alfred Stingl by Höfner AS22 V4/4 Violin Bow

    Alfred Stingl by Höfner AS22 V4/​4 Violin Bow

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    €39
    €50

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  1. Stentor SR1500 Violin Student II 4/4

    Stentor SR1500 Violin Stu­dent II 4/4

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    the t.bone Ovid System CC 100

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    Fidelio Stu­dent Violin Set 1/2

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  10. Thomann Fine Adjusters Set Violin 4/4

    Thomann Fine Adjusters Set Violin 4/4

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  11. Roth & Junius RJV-A Antiqued Violin Set 4/4

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  14. Roth & Junius Violin Oblong Case Eva BL 4/4

    Roth & Junius Violin Oblong Case Eva BL 4/4

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  15. Fishman V-200-Pickup

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