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Available in sizes 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
A step up from the Kremona V2 viola, the V1 Kremona viola represents the typical
near perfect workmanship of a Kremona Studio instrument, accompanied by the
highest quality European tone woods available.
Please note that these are (K)remona instruments with a "K".
These are not the Chinese made (C)remona instruments with a "C".
These instruments are hand made in Bulgaria and have been in business
since the early 20th cenury.
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The Kremona V1 Viola has many upgraded features of the V2. The wood is more select and aged longer which not only creates an even more visually beautiful instrument (more flame), but makes it even easier to draw out a warmer sound. The V1 features upgraded tuning pegs as well.
Kremona Studio Violas are made in the Stradivari design by master luthier Hristo Nikolov and his luthiers in Bulgaria. The luthiers at Kremona Studio copy models of famous master makers. Their attention to detail, varnish recipe, and specific selection of well seasoned wood along with an exceptional setup guarantees an instrument with amazing sound and playability.
This beautifully crafted viola is entirely handmade out of the finest carved tone woods from the Balkan region. Tight grained spruce is used for the top; the beautful back, sides, and neck are nicely flamed maple. The fittings are elegant ebony of the highest grade. It also features a custom-fit French Aubert bridge and beautiful spirit varnish. Each instrument is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the maker.
The sound of the viola is typically described by our professional viola testers as: an unusually fine, warm and rich quality of tone. The ease of playability, aswell as dynamic range and tone character development is astounding, even in the highest positions.
We purchase directly from the maker. This means our prices cannot be beat and you'll always get higher quality for the money.
All Violas are hand inspected and set up by a professional luthier and meet or exceed all MENC specifications. When you receive your viola, it will be ready to play; not in pieces as many instruments are from other web sites.
All Violas have a 45 day money back guarantee of complete satisfaction.