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L'Ancienne Stradivari Viola

Product Code: JHLANVLA-STRAD-14
Sale price$1,933.00 Regular price$2,834.00 Save $901 (32%)
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Viola Size Guide

The ideal size viola for a child is that which allows a 90° angle at the elbow when holding the viola in a playing position. We recommend using a flexible tape measure to measure the distance between the base of the neck and the left wrist. The hand should be extended and the arm held out perpendicular to the body with the shoulder relaxed. Take this measurement and use the table below to determine the correct instrument size. We strongly discourage playing on instruments with ‘growing room’ as this can have a detrimental effect on technique, form and posture.

*Viola sizes over 15” should be determined by personal and teacher preference.

The following table provides a guide to selecting a suitable instrument size. Other factors may be taken into account, including teaching method, and teacher and player preference. Instrument sizes may vary within their defined fractional size; this guide applies to Stringers’ range of instruments, and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, but not definitive.

 

Age Distance 'A' Viola Size
5-7 16 1/2"-18" 1/8 Viola Conversion
6-8 18"-20" 1/4 Viola Conversion
8-10 20"-21 1/2" 1/2 Viola Conversion
10-12 21 1/2"-23" 3/4 Viola Conversion
12+ 22"-24" 4/4 Viola Conversion
12+ At least 23" 14" Viola or 4/4 Viola Conversion
12+ At least 24" 15" +

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Jay Haide L'Ancienne Viola - Stradivari - Stringers Music

L'Ancienne Stradivari Viola

14"

Stringers Edinburgh

Click & Collect available, usually ready in 24 hours

7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
United Kingdom

+441315575432

All Jay Haide violas are hand-made of quality seasoned maple and spruce and have a tone quality and workmanship normally found in instruments costing much more. The á l'ancienne violas are made by more senior violin makers with finer quality aged wood for musicians requiring the best tone quality.

The Jay Haide á l'ancienne violas are brought to you after years of development. The varnish is a new formulation, carefully applied and beautifully antiqued giving each instrument the patina of age, so desired by both musicians and connoisseurs. They are as beautiful tonally as they are visually. The Jay Haide á l'ancienne has been designed for the advanced student and professional who needs an instrument that will compliment and enhance their artistic style.

L'ancienne violas are available in either the Strad model (narrower, streamlined body, with a brighter sound), or the wider bodied Maggini model, with the distinctive double purfling and darker sound.

L'ancienne violas come in sizes ranging from 14 inches to 16 7/8 inches.