Anton Gerard Viola Outfit - Kennedy Violins
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Anton Gerard Viola Outfit

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D'Addario Helicore
Grade 1 Giuliani Brazilwood
Custom-fit French Aubert
Solid Hand-carved Maple & Spruce
Fittings & Fingerboard:
High-grade Ebony
Available Sizes:
14", 15", 15 1/2", 16" & 16 1/2"

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Product Description

As one of our finest instruments, the Anton Gerard Viola is an excellent choice for intermediate and advanced players taking their performance to a higher level. This responsive and precisely set up instrument makes the Gerard very easy to play with a warm and voluminous sound. The Gerard Viola is available in sizes 15", 15-1/2", 16", and 16-1/2" sizes. Contact us for 14" size availability.

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!

Final Carving

The open, responsive sound of the Anton Gerard Viola is a result of time-intensive precision in the final carving of the top and back plates. Made with high-grade, aged spruce and beautifully flamed maple tonewoods, the plates are measured and graduated with measured thicknesses that promote the best sound possible.

Professional Setup

Great attention to detail is also paid to the final setup of the Anton Gerard Viola. A certified luthier from the Kennedy Violins staff hand-carves and notches the bridge to accentuate the acoustics of the instrument. Bridge feet are carefully shaped with sharp knives to fully contact and fit the curvature of the viola face. Properly fit bridge feet promote a clear tone and strong projection. 

Highest-quality fittings including the tailpiece, pegs, chinrest with gold-toned brackets, and fingerboard are beautifully carved from 100% high-grade ebony. An authentic French Aubert bridge supports professional-grade D’Addario Helicore D, G, and C strings with a Larsen A string that offers a warmer tone for treble playing. 

A Complete Outfit

The Anton Gerard Viola Outfit includes all the essential accessories you need, featuring

  • 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
  • Expert setup by our professional luthier staff
  • Genuine Brazilwood bow with real horsehair
  • Professional Pirastro Rosin
  • Steel-core D'Addario Helicore Strings with Larsen A string
  • Hand-carved Aubert maple bridge
  • Solid-carved, high-grade maple back spruce top
  • Hand-rubbed and polished oil-based finish
  • 100% high-grade ebony chinrest, pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece
  • Four professional fine tuners
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Available in sizes 15", 15-1/2", 16", and 16-1/2" sizes. Contact us for 14" size availability.
  • Quality customer service by our dynamic staff of string-players
  • Great reviews from performers 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.