The Moldavia viola is the ideal model for a student. Available in 7 sizes, the Moldova features a carved spruce top, lightly flamed back, sides and neck. Included on the viola are ebony pegs, fingerboard, chinrest, inlaid purfling, nut, and tailpiece with four fine tuners. The viola is set up to meet or exceed MENC specifications with a maple bridge and Super-Sensitive strings. The oufit also includes a Glasser horsehair bow and rosin. The viola is protected in an American molded thermoplastic case. Available in 12", 13" 14", 15", 15-1/2", 16", 16-1/2". Made in Romania
The Viola plays a very important role in the Orchestra. Voiced under the Violin, the Viola has a slightly larger body and a deeper tone. Within today’s modern orchestral, the use and function of the viola has remained relatively unchanged, as has the way violas are built. They provide the essential alto voice to create a sonic bridge between the violins and cellos. Often indistinguishable within the sound of the ensemble, and many times the unintended example in musical jokes, the viola remains an essential voice within the modern orchestra. Viola players today have some new choices for expression with the introduction of new modern electric violas. This newfound freedom has granted the player the ability to manipulate their tone in the same way a guitar player does, and even compete sonically with louder ensembles. Even the design of the electric viola is reminiscent of the acoustic counterpart, making the transition between acoustic and electric instruments seemless. The Woodwind & Brasswind carries top brand like Yamaha, Nagoya Suzuki, Knilling, Bellafina and more. We’re also your source for all Orchestral String accessories; including viola strings, bows and rosin.