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Franke Henner Viola Outfit

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D'Addario Helicore
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Full-suspension Henner
Kaplan Artcraft
High-grade French Aubert
Solid Hand-carved Maple & Spruce
Hand-Rubbed Oil & Spirit Varnish
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% High-Grade Ebony
Available Sizes:
14", 15", 15 1/2", 16" & 16 1/2"
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Product Description

The beautiful Franke Henner Viola Outfit for intermediate to advanced players is one of our most desirable models. Its superior finish and gorgeous sound give this instrument great appeal at an unbeatable price, especially for such superb quality. Available in 14", 15", 15 1/2", 16", and 16 1/2" sizes, the Franke Henner Viola is a perfect fit for violists looking for an instrument with a warm, intricate tone that projects with 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 Kennedy Violins Difference

What makes Kennedy Violins string instruments the best on the market? First, we purchase each viola directly from the maker — a rare and highly effective business practice that lowers our cost and allows us to pass the savings to you. Next, all final assembly and FREE setup is performed locally in our Washington State shop by our professionally trained luthier staff. NO assembly or setup is required with an instrument that is ready to play from the moment you open the case. With both the highest-rated violins and customer service in the U.S., we are the only company confident enough to back up our instruments with our lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee. Experience the Kennedy Violins difference today!

Finish & Form

We're often asked what makes one stringed instrument 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 Viola is made with far superior materials than beginner and student models. The big sound, excellent playability, comfortable string height for the left hand, and other characteristics contribute to the superiority of these instruments.

The Franke Henner Violas are constructed with aged tone-woods that are highly select. The solid-carved, tight-grain spruce top is carved with great detail and attention to the thickness and measurement of the plates. The maple back is made with beautiful, tiger-striped flame accentuated by a warm varnish. The perfectly polished, traditional oil finish increases its attractiveness, which — when combined with the amount of flame on the back of the instrument — increases its value and worth over time.

Fittings & Accessories

To complement the fine construction and design of the instrument, the Franke Henner Viola is fit with a custom, hand-carved French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge. The professional grade composite 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 to its quality fittings, the Henner outfit also includes an upgraded Giuliani Grade 1 Brazilwood Bow with real horsehair, steel-core D'Addario Helicore Strings, professional Pirastro Rosin, and a protective full-suspension case with plenty of storage.

Outfit Features

The Franke Henner Viola Outfit includes the following:

  • Shipping within two 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 (limited availability of 14")
  • 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
  • Steel-core  D'Addario Helicore Strings or your choice of upgrade
  • Hand-carved French Aubert or Despiau maple bridge
  • A full-suspension case with
    •     zippered music pocket
    •     interior accessory compartments
    •     two heavy-duty 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
  • Professional grade composite tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners. (An ebony tailpiece with independent fine tuners can be installed upon request at no extra cost)
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Quality customer service by our staff of professional string-players
  • Great reviews by string players like you!
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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.