At Gainesville Violins, there is an instrument for everyone! From entry level student violas to professional workhorses. Every instrument is expertly setup and adjusted to help you bring out everything it can offer.
Our selection includes handmade moderns and century old antiques with a story all their own. Every instrument we sell carries a lifetime warranty to be free from defect, and that travels with the violin regardless of owner.
Instruments shown below are just a sample of our larger collection.
Since finding the right viola is such a monumental and personal choice, feel free to spend the day finding the perfect instrument for your needs.
Salvador Dali 13 1/4"
The Salvador Dali is a rather unique viola with a radically different body design allowing for a bigger internal volume giving the player a sound comparable to 14" or larger. Further, by cutting away the body on the treble side the player will have an easier time playing in higher positions.
13 7/8" Hans Otto 401
13 7/8" Viola, Helicore strings, huge internal volume for a powerful tone in a smaller package. Largly rippled one piece back.
14" Balaton Viola
14" Viola, old style mechanical pegs that can have the tension adjusted. Fingerboard wedge. Vision strings.
14" William Primrose
14" Viola, Obligato strings. Fully shop setup, used, German Tonewoods.
14" Marco Bartolini
14" Viola, Romanian tonewoods. Ebony fittings, built in fine tuners.
1736 Strad copy
Antique German, Dominant strings. Ebony fittings, built in fine tuners.
15" Viola. Deeply textured spruce with modest antiquing. Vision strings, fully shop setup.
15" Antique German
This is a late 1800's German Strad copy, 15". Two piece back, Obligato strings, and a beveled fingerboard. A wonderfully complex tone due to the advanced age of this beauty.