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Standard Viola Conversion Outfit

Product Code: STR-VLACON-STAO-4/4
Sale price$322.00
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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" +

We pre-rosin our bows with premium rosin so you can play straight away. If you would like your bow unrosined please check the box below.

Click & Collect available at Stringers Edinburgh

Usually ready in 24 hours

Stringers Standard Viola Conversion Outfit - Stringers Music

Standard Viola Conversion Outfit

4/4 Full Size

Stringers Edinburgh

Click & Collect available, usually ready in 24 hours

7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
United Kingdom

+441315575432

Viola conversions are specially adapted violins, whereby the function of the front, between the action of the treble bridge foot and the soundpost is bypassed, reducing production of higher frequency resonances, and giving the lower registers greater sonority, a quality normally impossible with smaller student violas.

Our Standard viola conversion is a budget starter outfit with wooden bow and basic lightweight case, carefully checked and setup in our workshop. Available online or from our Edinburgh shop.

This Standard outfit is not eligible for Stringers part-exchange scheme.

NB. Each instrument is unique; wood, grain, varnish and fittings may differ from photographs.

Please note that Stringers Outfits are not supplied with a shoulder rest or rosin. If required please make sure you add to your basket.