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Franke Henner G1 Viola Outfit

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Strings :
D'Addario Helicore Strings
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Henner Case, Full-Suspension
French Aubert
Solid Hand-Carved Maple and Spruce
Hand-Rubbed Oil
Fittings & Fingerboard:
High-Grade Ebony
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Product Description

The upgraded Franke Henner G1 Viola Outfit for intermediate and advanced players offers an even greater complexity of sound and accented features compared with the basic Henner model. This Grade 1 instrument is constructed with more highly select tone woods including solid-carved spruce and maple cuts and 100% ebony fittings that are of exceptional quality and density. The top plate is made with very tight-grained spruce and the maple back and ribs are even more flamed for an elegant look. Each plate is carved with masterly detail and extra attention given to the thickness and measurement of the plates.

The Franke Henner G1 Viola is a perfect fit for violists looking for an instrument with a warm, intricate tone that projects will with a strong sound. Both the acoustics and the attractiveness of this fine instrument make it great for performance at home, in rehearsal, and on the stage. The G1 series is available in a range of sizes including 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5".

Upgraded Professional Strings

In addition to the custom-fit French Aubert or Despiau bridge, the Franke Henner G1 Viola is strung with a Larsen A string that offers a warmer tone in the treble range along with genuine D'Addario Helicore D, G, and C strings. These genuine, professional-grade strings accentuate the gorgeous sound of this beautiful viola.

Finish & Form

We're often asked what makes one violin cost more than another, and it always comes down to the quality or grade of woods, fittings, and finish on each instrument. The Franke Henner G1 Violas are made with much superior materials than beginner and student models. The big sound, excellent playability, comfortable string height for the left hand, and other refined characteristics contribute to the superiority of these instruments.

Fittings & Accessories

To complement the fine construction and design of the instrument, the Franke Henner Viola Outfit is complete with professional fittings and accessories. The Wittner-style tailpiece is made with built-in fine tuners with smooth-turning screws for ease of tuning. An ebony tailpiece with independent fine tuners can be installed in place of the composite tailpiece upon request at no extra cost. In addition, the outfit includes an upgraded Brazilwood bow with real horsehair, professional Pirastro rosin, and a protective full-suspension case with plenty of storage and padded shoulder straps.

From the Maker to You

Because we bring our instruments directly from the maker to you, we are able to provide such outstanding workmanship without the additional costs. By working one on one with master violin makers from around the world, we are able to bring you beautiful instruments such as the Franke Henner G1 Viola that are built to Kennedy Violins' specific standards, measurements, and designs based on our expertise as professional classical performers and teachers.

Outfit Features

The Franke Henner G1 Viola Outfit includes the following:

  • Shipping within 2 business days. In-shop luthiers offer same-day shipping on select orders.
  • Kennedy Violins' 45-day money-back guarantee. Take our 45-day Challenge!
  • Full coverage by our Lifetime Warranty
  • Availability in 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5" sizes
  • Free professional setup by a member of our qualified luthier staff
  • Upgraded Giuliani Grade 1 Brazilwood Bow with real horsehair and silver winding
  • Professional Pirastro Rosin
  • Preinstalled professional strings including a Larsen A and D'Addario Helicore D, G, and C strings
  • Hand-carved French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge
  • A full-suspension case with
    • your choice of interior color
    • zippered music pocket
    • interior accessory compartments
    • two heavy-duty padded straps with stainless steel clips
    • multiple bow holders
  • Solid-carved, high-grade maple back and spruce top
  • High-grade varnish and polished oil finish
  • Highest-grade fittings including 100% ebony chinrest, pegs, and fingerboard
  • Built-in fine tuners in a Wittner-style tailpiece
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Hand inspection and setup that meets or exceeds all MENC specifications and standard measurements
  • Quality customer service by our staff of professional string-players
  • Great reviews from string players like you!
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Product Reviews

  1. Astounding!

    Posted by Lauren on 22nd Jun 2013

    The Frank Henner G1 Viola has an extremely resonant sound that will deliver a huge smile to any musician. It is very responsive and has an absolutely gorgeous tone. On top of that, it is a beautiful instrument in appearance, and is incredibly well made. This is a purchase I will cherish for years to come!

Warranty Information

Kennedy Violins Inc. warrants its instruments to be free of defect in material and construction for the lifetime of the product. Cases are warranted to be free of defect in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Please see our Warranty page for limitations and restrictions to this warranty. Kennedy Violins Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace any item found to have been defective in materials or manufacture under the terms stated here. Kennedy Violins Inc. shall be the sole arbiter of eligibility for warranty repair or replacement. Kennedy Violins Inc. liability is limited to repair or replacement of defective items.