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Kessler & Sons Music Features violas from Scott Cao, Eastman Strings and other makers. All of these fine manufacturers offer a perfect blend of professional hand craftsmanship and affordability.
We also feature our own private line of instruments under the names of Solist (student models) and LaChambre (intermediate models). These instruments are all hand selected by us based on their exceptional value. These models play like instruments that are much more expensive, but because we go direct and eliminate the middle men, they are at more affordable prices.
Any viola that you buy from Kessler & Sons Music is completely professionally shop adjusted prior to shipping. This way you have the peace of mind that the instrument is ready to play from the minute you receive it.
Also keep in mind that instruments purchased from Kessler & Sons Music typically have had a chance to dry out more than in most music stores. This is due to Las Vegas' dry climate. We constantly monitor our instruments to make sure that they stay in good playing shape during this process. The end result is an instrument that is more resonant and vibrant than the same instrument would have been in many local music stores.
Classical Strings model 70 | 14" - 15" Only
The Classical Strings model 70 viola is the best value available for beggining player today. When you consider the fact that these student models include D'Addario Strings, a professional setup with hand cut and fit bridge, ebony fingerboard and pegs - all of which are already included at no additional charge, you will find that there is no better value on the student market.
Comes in an oblong lightweight case with Brazilwood bow and natural horsehair. Available in 14"-15" only.
Classical Strings model 80 - Best Seller!
Using 8 year old aged woods, the model 85 is an excellent upper level student viola. Already professionally setup with a hand cut bridge and D'Addario Hellicore strings.
Comes in an oblong lightweight case with Brazilwood bow and natural horsehair.
Scott Cao STA-017
Unlike most factory made instruments, Scott Cao's 017 models are fully hand carved by a group of skilled makers trained by Scott Cao's students. These instruments feature carved scroll, carved tops, back arching and beautifully applied hand-painted varnish. They are graduated by hand and finished according to the specifications of the traditional style.
Setup with Dominant strings, the 017 is an excellent performing violin outplaying many intermediate models from other makers. Also available as 017E model (European Varnish)
Scott Cao 750
Completely handmade in made in Scott Cao's GuangZhou workshop. The "Artistic" Series violins are made by prize-winning luthiers under the supervision of Scott Cao, Shen Chi Ming and Guan Shang Chi.
The 750 features:
- Italian Spruce Top
- Chinese Maple Back & Sides
- Dominant Strings
- Professional Setup
The "Artistic" Series Instruments are available in many different "copies" of famous violins throughout history. We keep a wide variety of several different models and hand select these instruments for their exceptional individual tones.
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add $55 for decorative purfling