Glasser Carbon Composite viola - electric acoustic. Viola only.
Glasser Carbon Composite violins and violas are revolutionary new instruments. Glasser Bows has long been a world leader in developing advanced products with the use of composite materials. Glasser Carbon Composite instruments are the latest development.
The Glasser Carbon Composite Acoustic Electric viola combines the advanced technology of the acoustic instrument with state of the art electronics by Bartolini. This allows for the instrument to be played either acoustically or plug in to the Glasser Swordtail active chinrest system . The instrument is set up with Larsen strings and Planetary Pegs.
Built to last, they look and sound great. Glasser's patented design makes for an instrument with a wonderful tonal quality with durability most instruments could never match.
Here is a clip from the Rio Olympics arts events of a Glasser violin (a custom made one, but it will give you an idea of what this company can do) - start about 27.15.
Here is a video review by John Timpany, a fiddler, of the acoustic prototype violin. It is necessary to point out that the tailpiece used for this recording is not the Glasser tailpiece - I swapped it.
John's website may well be of interest to folk players, it is here
Andrew Glasser has confirmed that no animal products are used in the making of these instruments.