"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. Playing 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.
The Corilon Shop 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, affordable and master instruments, have all been painstakingly and thoughtfully restored by a qualified luthier at our luthier workshop who bring each piece back into top condition and make them ready to play.
Fine violas for sale: German, French and Italian violas
Buying an antique viola with a magnificent voice and good playing properties depends on having consultation you can trust. The experts at Corilon have hand-selected German, French and Italian violas for sale and prepared detailed portraits for each one. Receive personal recommendations by email and purchase your viola conveniently online - beautiful old and antique violas with rich sounds with a 30 day return policy, a trade-in option and an optional certificate. Follow the link to see some of the violas we have sold.
- A viola is slightly larger than a violin
- The viola tuning C-G-D-A is a fifth lower
- body lengths are measured in cm and vary between 39 cm and 42 cm
- The viola bow weighs between 65 - 70 g and is somewhat stronger and heavier than a violin bow