“A good viola is as individual as its player.“
The viola's austere and dark sound may be the main reason why this instrument is thought of as the violin's melancholy big sister. A viola is larger than a violin with body lengths ranging from 39 cm and 42 cm. The viola tune C-G-D-A is a fifth lower than the violin's tune. A viola bow weighs between 65 - 70 g and is somewhat stronger and larger than a violin bow. The viola plays an essential role in chamber and orchestral music. The viola's special qualities were overlooked for a very long time, the solo repertoire for the viola is a predominantly modern phenomenon. Today violas can be widely heard in film scores, and important soloists such as Kim Kashkashian are exploring new spheres by bringing the viola into jazz and world music. Corilon violins is proud to present its carefully chosen selection of antique violas for sale; these old string instruments with warm and rich, resonant sounds represent a broad spectrum of characteristics and various times in history. Our premium violas and student violas, affordable and master instruments, have all been painstakingly and thoughtfully restored by a qualified violin maker at our luthier workshop who bring each piece back into top condition and make them ready to play.
German, French and Italian violas with rich sounds
Finding a historic viola with a magnificent voice and good playing properties depends on having consultation you can trust. We have hand-selected German, French and Italian violas for you and prepared detailed portraits for each one. Purchase your new viola conveniently online at Corilon with a 30 day return policy, a trade-in option and an optional certificate. Please also refer to our portfolio of German, French and Italian violins; our collections of master violins is a distinctive collection. Follow the link to see some of the violas we have sold.