Student Viola Conversion Outfit
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Student Viola Conversion Outfit
4/4 Full Size
7 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB
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.
Recommended by teachers for players who are moving past beginner stage, Stringers Student viola conversion is set up in our workshop, with a wooden bow, and a lightweight shaped case with rucksack straps.
NB. Each instrument is unique; wood, grain, varnish and fittings may differ from photographs.
This instrument is set up professionally in our in-house Edinburgh workshop by our expert luthiers. It is then sound-tested and tonally adjusted in conjunction with our playing staff. Only once we are satisfied the timbre, playability and appearance are optimised is the instrument made available for sale to our customers.
What is a setup?
A violin, viola or cello setup refers to the playing action of the instrument; the interaction between the bridge, soundpost, strings and their other contact points including the nut at the top of the fingerboard and the tailpiece and saddle. The setup is critical in the production of sound as well as determining playability. Many student instruments are sold with a basic factory setup, without being checked, tested or improved at all. Not only does this limit the instrument's timbral potential, but also the way the instrument can be played, often inhibiting progress and instilling poor playing habits.
Why Buy from Stringers?
~ RUN BY MUSICIANS, FOR MUSICIANS ~
Stringers has been supplying instruments, bows and accessories to students, parents and professional musicians since 1992. We're proud of our commitment to providing the very best service and offering the best quality, carefully chosen products, for our customers.
All Stringers instruments are set up expertly by our luthiers in our Edinburgh workshop and checked by our playing staff. This is a stand-out difference from instruments bought from non-specialist suppliers, and shops who simply import and sell instruments. Our setups really make the world of difference. Just take a look at our reviews to see how.
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We offer a part-exchange upgrade pathway for all Stringers brand instruments and outfits bought, with the exception of Standard and Pre-Owned Instruments.
Instruments, bows and cases must be in resaleable condition.
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