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Nicholas Gand Viola Outfit

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D'Addario Helicore
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Genuine French Aubert
Solid Hand-Carved Maple & Spruce
Hand-Rubbed Oil
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% High-Grade Ebony

Product Description

The Nicholas Gand Viola Outfit is perfect for advanced viola students aspiring towards a future in music and those who need an instrument that will carry them through high school or college. Built with the finest woods, the Gand is truly a beautiful instrument. The sound of the viola is typically described by our professional viola testers as sweet, strong projective and dark.

Available in 16"  and 16-1/2" sizes, the Nicholas Gand 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. 

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 Nicholas Gand Viola is made with much 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 Nicholas Gand Viola is 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 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 Nicholas Gand 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 Hill Dark Rosin, and a protective full-suspension case with plenty of storage. 

From the Maker to You 

Because we get the instrument directly from the maker to provide directly to you, we are able to provide such outstanding workmanship without the additional costs. 

Outfit Features 

The Nicholas Gand 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 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 Hill Dark 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.