Viola outfit - Gliga Genial 1
Solid wood and ebony fittings, of course, but oil varnish at these prices? And Dominant strings? Yes, and a Glasser or Wittner tailpiece if you prefer, and a brazilwood bow (American composite bow for small sizes), and a shaped styrofoam case and a block of rosin. Why buy a Chinese viola that will not give you the dark mellow viola tone you want, when you could buy one of these for a similar price? Why make a child play on a restrung violin when real violas come right down to 11 inch?
Hear the 14 inch, played by a first time viola player (violin playing standard about Grade 5/6) using a violin bow, here: