The Revelle 530 viola—based on a Mirecourt pattern—provides a subtle, yet powerful sound thanks to its construction with fine, European wood.  An entirely hand-made workshop instrument, it’s an ideal step-up instrument providing reliable and consistent performance at a terrific value.  Available sizes from 11” to 16”. 
  • Wood: Fine Russian spruce top and well-flamed maple back naturally air-dried for 5-10 years. 
  • Varnish: Hand-applied quality spirit varnish with a mildly antiqued finish.
  • Fittings: French-made Despiau one-tree bridge, Wittner-style tailpiece, and well-aged ebony pegs.
  • Strings: Alphayue or “Alpha” viola strings are a game-changing breakthrough design for advancing violists.  Brilliant in overtones with a full and dark fundamental sound, they respond immediately to the bow and provide beautiful projection and power.  They also offer a left-hand feel which is gentle and easy, break in quickly and stay in tune, are extremely sweat-proof and quite durable.
  • Professionally installed and 100% sound adjusted in the U.S. for reliable and comfortable playability and optimal sound.
  • Maker experience is 10 years 
  • Hand-applied mildly-antiqued spirit varnish
  • Aged 5-10 years Russian solid spruce top
  • Aged 5-10 years Russian flamed solid maple back, sides, neck and scroll
  • Seasoned Ebony fittings 
  • Wittner-style Tailpiece
  • Guaneri-style chinrest
  • French-made one-tree Despiau Bridge 
  • Thomastik-Infeld Alphayue viola strings