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Kremona V1 Viola Outfit

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Brahms Lullaby performed on a Kremona Viola from KennedyViolins.com (01:56)
This is a demonstration video of a Kremona Viola. This viola is available at http://www.KennedyViolins.com

Other Details

D'Addario Helicore Strings
Your Choice
Giuliani Premier Brazilwood
Pirastro Oliv-Evah
Highest-Grade French Aubert
Tight-Grained Balkan Tonewoods
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% Ebony & Accented Pegs
Hand-Rubbed Oil & Spirit Varnish
Available Sizes:
15", 15.5", 16" & 16.5"

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Product Description

Kennedy Violins is proud to be a certified distributor of authentic Kremona violas by KREMONA-BULGARIA Ltd.* These distinguished Kremona Studio violas are imported from the original Kremona lutherie in Bulgaria, founded in 1924. Each instrument is handmade in the Stradivari design by master luthier Hristo Nikolov and his luthier team using models and designs by the most renowned makers. View this impressive video about the origin and construction of Kremona instruments. 

A Tradition of Excellence

Kremona, a brand of highest reputation, creates each instrument with meticulous attention to detail. Traditional techniques, varnish recipes, exceptional setup, precise fittings, and the finest, well-seasoned tone woods from the Balkan regions combine in the creation of these superb instruments. The detailed workmanship that goes into Kremona instruments is reflected in their immaculate quality and magnificent sound.

Superb Playability

Not only are Kremona violas exquisite in appearance and sound, but the comfortable playabiity and feel of the instrument is a testament to the incredible precision with which they are built. The upper register projects just as clearly as the lower with an evenness in tone rarely matched by instruments at much higher price points.

The Kremona V1 Viola

The flamed V1 is a model made with a Stadivarius design that is perfect for advancing performers. The authentic European touch is evident in the use of high-grade, aged Balkan maple and spruce tonewoods. The Kremona V3 Viola has an incredibly rich, warm tone, a result of Kremona’s excellent craftsmanship and precise carving of the top and bottom plates. The aged Balkan tonewoods are tightly grained, increasing the resonance of the instrument's expressive voice. A high-grade Balkan spruce soundboard adds to the projection and tone quality of the instrument. This superb instrument is an excellent choice for solo performance with its focused and authoritative tone and responsiveness to the slightest nuances in technical prowess. 

Viola Features

This viola is resplendent in tone with a classic look, embellished with 100% high-grade ebony fittings and beautifully colored with choice spirit varnish. Inlaid mother-of-pearl embellishments accent the pegs, button, and tailpiece. The high-grade French Aubert Bridge also improves acoustics. Smooth, detailed, and even carving of the plates creates exceptional projection, sonority, and warmth of sound. The V1 is fit for advanced solo and orchestral violists. This viola features

  • Kremona certificate of authenticity, with signature by the master luthier
  • Tight-grained spruce top and flamed maple back
  • Hand-carved French Aubert bridge
  • High-grade ebony fittings, fingerboard, and chinrest
  • Accented tuning pegs
  • Traditional-recipe spirit varnish
  • Authentic, inlaid ebony purfling

Professional performers describe the sound of Kremona V1 as sweet, strong, projective, and dark. The ease of playability is phenomenal, even in the highest positions. 

Outfit Features

The complete Kremona V1 Viola Outfit includes the following:

*Please Note: Kennedy Violins is a certified distributor of authentic Kremona (spelled with a “K”) instruments made in Bulgaria by KREMONA-BULGARIA Ltd. Handmade European String Musical Instruments. These authentic violas are not the “Cremona” violins (spelled with a “C”) manufactured in China.

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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.