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