Ricard Bunnel Viola Outfit - Kennedy Violins
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Ricard Bunnel Viola Outfit

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D'Addario Prelude
Brazilwood with Real Horsehair
Bunnel Oblong
High-grade Maple
Solid Carved Maple & Spruce
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% Genuine Ebony
Hand-rubbed Oil
Fittings & Fingerboard:
100% Genuine Ebony
Available Sizes:
14", 15", 15.5", 16" & 16.5"
Recommended Upgrades:
Dominant Strings & Classic Case
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Product Description

The Ricard Bunnel Viola Outfit is our standard beginner or student viola for players of all ages. With sizes including 14", 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5", we have a viola to fit your needs with size exchanges and rental options available. Bunnel violas are made with select maple and spruce tonewoods. Detailed carving contributes to an instrument that is more projective and superior in tone quality.

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!

Accessories Included

Each Ricard Bunnel Viola is part of a complete outfit providing everything you need to start playing the moment you receive your viola. A real Brazilwood bow with genuine horsehair is complemented by our signature Kennedy Violins rosin. A sturdy, full-suspension case with black canvas exterior and velveteen lining is both amazingly lightweight and extremely protective.


At Kennedy Violins, we believe that every individual interested in playing a stringed instrument deserves the opportunity — no matter his or her background or financial circumstances. For this reason, we offer both a rental program and purchase prices that are extremely affordable at unbeatably low prices for such great quality.

As string players ourselves, we know that beginning players are deserving of the most comfortable and playable instruments. We believe in providing you with the quality you need at fair and very friendly prices. The Ricard Bunnel Viola is a perfect example of our handcrafted quality available at such an accessible cost.

The Perfect Size

Whether you are a growing young student or an adult, the knowledgable members of our customer service team can help fit you with the appropriate viola size you need. As violas are larger and longer than violins, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the right size to match your arm length. Whether you visit us in store or speak with us over the phone, we can help you find your match!

Free Professional Setup

One of the the finest free services offered by Kennedy Violins is our instrument setup by a trained luthier. With great attention to detail, a luthier spends one-on-one time doing final assembly of your viola to meet or exceed all MENC specifications and standard measurements. Carving, sanding, finishing, installing, shaping, polishing, and measuring each part of your instrument ensure the most comfortable playability you'll experience.

Quality Oil Finish

A great perk to this personal attention to detail is the fine quality of the finished instrument. You'll find that many beginner and student violas are coated with a shiny, thick lacquer finish that undoubtedly dampens and affects the tone quality and potential of the instrument. The Ricard Bunnel Viola, as well as all our instruments, are finished with a traditional, hand-rubbed oil and spirit varnish that is smoothly polished. The oil finish complements the sound and beauty of the maple and spruce body of the instrument, allowing the sound to resonate clearly with greater projection.

D'Addario Prelude Strings

The Ricard Bunnel Viola comes with pre-installed steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings that greatly enhance the tone of the instrument. Unlike tinny, fragile, and overly bright generic strings, these professional-brand strings offer both durability and warmth of sound. Because the quailty of strings will greatly affect the tone of your viola, we believe in providing you with that quality from the start. Prelude strings are provided at no additional cost and are included in the complete viola outfit.

Outfit Features

The Ricard Bunnel 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 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5" sizes
  • Free professional setup by Kennedy Violins' experienced luthier staff
  • Genuine Brazilwood bow with authentic horsehair
  • Kennedy Violins signature rosin
  • Professional Steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings
  • Hand-carved maple bridge
  • Full backup set of replacement strings (basic steel)
  • Black featherweight case with
    • black exterior with zippered music pocket
    • interior accessory compartments
    • two bow holders
  • Solid-carved, high-grade maple back and spruce top
  • Hand-rubbed oil finish and beautiful shade of varnish
  • 100% ebony chinrest, pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Four fine tuners for ease of tuning
  • One-on-one consultations with our string-playing staff. Our reviews praise our great customer service!
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Product Reviews

  1. I'm in love with this viola. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2014

    Don't waste your time buying a V.S.O. This viola is great for beginners

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.