Known for its rich, warm sound, the acoustic viola has been the middle voice of the violin family since the 18th century. Heard in string quartets and orchestras around the world, the acoustic viola has brought an unmistakable mellow tone to the work of many famous composers, including Mozart, Dvorak, Bach and Beethoven. The viola has carved out a place for itself in modern music as well. Alt rock bands like 10,000 Maniacs and the Imagine Dragons rely on the viola to provide the haunting undertones you hear on some of their chart-topping hits. If you're not sure which acoustic viola will best suit your playing style, browsing through some of the top-selling models may give you a better picture of what works for you. The Bellafina Prelude Series Viola Outfit is perfect for student violists or musicians who have to stick to a strict budget. Featuring a solid spruce back and sides, a solid maple neck and ebonized hard wood fingerboard and fittings, this viola's sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of extensive practice sessions. The Prelude Series Outfit also includes a brazilwood round bow and a deluxe shaped foam case - everything you need to begin your musical journey with the viola. Or, perhaps you're a more seasoned violist who wants to upgrade their instrument or add another viola to their regular rotation. The Maple Leaf Strings Lord Wilton Craftsman Collection Viola is targeted towards advanced student violists whose hard-work and dedication deserves an instrument that pays tribute to their talent. Made of highly-flamed maple and topped with a hand-painted antique varnish, this beautiful instrument looks as stunning as it sounds. From beginner violists to virtuosos who have been fine-tuning their craft for many years, this section has an acoustic viola for every artist who takes making music seriously. Whether you chose the Nagoya Suzuki Model 2 viola, a Cremona Premier Novice Series Outfit, or any of the other exquisite instruments in this catalog, you can be sure that you're getting an acoustic viola that will make your music shine.
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