Nicholas Gand Viola Outfit - Kennedy Violins
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Nicholas Gand Viola Outfit

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D'Addario Helicore
Giuliani Brazilwood
Genuine French Aubert or Despiau
Solid Hand-carved Maple & Spruce
Traditional Hand-rubbed Oil & Spirit Varnish
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% High-grade Ebony
Available Sizes:
16" & 16.5"

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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 with a sound described by our professional viola testers as sweet, strong projective and dark. It is a perfect fit for violists looking for a warm, intricate tone with excellent projection. Both the acoustics and the attractiveness of this fine instrument make it perfect for performance at home, in rehearsal, and on the stage. It is available in 16" and 16-1/2" sizes.

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 Nicholas Gand Viola is made with far more 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 an instrument that will increase in value and worth over time.

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-based finish increases its attractiveness, especially when combined with the amount of flame on the back of the instrument.

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 Gand outfit also includes an upgraded Giuliani 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.  

Outfit Features 

The Nicholas Gand 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 16" and 16.5" sizes
  • Free professional setup by a member of our qualified luthier staff
  • Upgraded Giuliani 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.