Gliga I Viola - 16"
A beautiful European instrument tailored for the advancing student.
In the Gliga workshop it is only the most experienced builders that practice their hand with the higher grades of wood selected for Gliga I instruments. These expert craftspeople draw on decades of knowledge as they graduate the plates with precision and artfully tune them to produce these fine violas. The traditional oil varnish is carefully hand applied so as not to hinder the instrument in any way, and together these processes result in a rich, well-rounded sound audible to the discerning ear.
The fine, straight grained spruce continues to age and so the sound 'opens up' the more the instrument is played (and these violas certainly deserve to be played often and well). The book-matched flamed maple back exhibits striking flame, and is also matched to the solid maple ribs.
- Solid spruce top
- Solid maple back, neck and sides
- Inlaid purfling
- Ebony Swiss-style pegs
- Ebony fingerboard
- Medium/high flame
- Hand applied 'standard finish' oil varnish
- Stradivari pattern
- String adjusters inbuilt in tailpiece
- Made in Romania
The Gliga I Viola is professionally set-up in the Bows for Strings workshop with quality fittings including a German Wittner tailpiece, ebony chin rest, French Despiau bridge, and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold strings. Viola is accompanied with a student bow and FPS Case, at no extra cost.
Professionally set-up by our team of luthiers. Find out more about our professional set-up here.
Getting your new instrument or musical accessories to you as quickly and as safely as possible is our priority.
Standard parcels ship via Australia Post, and we offer free shipping for orders over $75 (standard cost is $10). Orders are fulfilled within 3 business days. Standard delivery times are 3-5 days. All instruments are professionally set-up by our workshop, and so fulfilment times for instrument orders are longer (please allow 4 weeks currently due to back to school demand). Read more about our professional set-up here.
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