Skilled luthiers hand-graduate the spruce top and nice flamed maple back, sides and neck. The golden brown spirit varnish adds to the beauty and enhances the sound of the viola. Includes deluxe ebony fingerboard, pegs, nut, inlaid purfling, deluxe Guarneri-style chinrest, tailpiece with four fine tuners. The Bala Mare is shop adjusted to meet or exceed MENC specifications and includes Thomastik Dominant strings. The outfit includes a oblong case and Glasser fiberglass horsehair. Available 15, 15-1/2, 16", 16-1/2". Made in Romania.