HAND MADE NEW HELMKE VIOTTI 16" ANTIQUE VIOLA SET INSTRUCTOR APPROVED - SHIPS FAST - SUPERIOR QUALITY - 10 YEAR WARRANTY
This is a Hand Made, New Helmke Viotti 16" Antique Finish Viola with Case, Bow & Extras. A Complete Viola Package! This Superb Quality French Engineered Helmke Viotti 16" Antique Finish Viola is Brand New. It has never been played. It is extremely popular among music instructors, schools, and our online customers.
- 10 Year Guaranty on the Viola
- French Engineered
- Hand Made by a Master Luthier
- Full ebony fingerboard, pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece
- Four fine tuners for precision tuning
- Hand rubbed antique finish
- Back\sides are made of select maple hardwoods which were naturally age dried for more than 20 years
- Top is made of only the finest, select spruce hardwood which was naturally age dried for more than 17 years
- All other select hardwoods used to hand make this viola have been naturally age dried for more than 15 years
- Genuine mongolian horsehair bow with ebony frog
- Comes complete with Lockable Deluxe Brown, plush-lined lightweight Hard Case & rosin
- A complete package with everything you need to start playing!
- Made to last for Years and Years of playing
Before buying a viola online, ask the seller:
1) Does the viola have the bridge set up like the Helmke Viotti does, and is it ready to play? The bridge would cost $20-$45 to have professionally done.
2) Does the viola have a tag inside with the name and serial numbers like the Helmke Viotti does proving it’s not a cheap knock off?
3) Does the viola have ebony fingerboard, ebony pegs, ebony chinrest and an ebony tailpiece like the Helmke Viotti does? Violas using painted or dyed wood pieces will have a tinny sound.
4) Does the viola have four hardened steel, fine adjustable tuners as the Helmke Viotti does? Cheap Aluminum tuners strip out easily.
5) Is the viola Hand Carved by a Master Luthier using select properly AGE dried spruce tops & maple back with a hand rubbed finish as the Helmke Viotti is? Inferior violas made on an assembly line will have flaky wood.
6) Does it come with a quality Brazilwood bow with an ebony frog and unbleached white horsehair as the Helmke Viotti does? Lower quality bows deform quickly.
7) Is the case a superior, lightweight hard case as the Helmke Viotti has or is it a cheap featherweight case? Cheap, featherweight Styrofoam cases will not protect your viola.
8) Does the viola have an inlaid purfling as the Helmke Viotti does or is it hand painted on and then lacquer sealed? Hand painted or lacquered purfling will have a terrible sound.
9) Does the viola have a cheap plastic or metal tailpiece that only serves to kill the sound, or is it a REAL ebony tailpiece? The Helmke Viotti Is Ebony!
This item has a full 14-Day Satisfaction Guarantee! If you are not satisfied with your purchase within the first 14 days of receiving the instrument, simply contact us for an RMA number. Then, return the item in the same new condition as you received it, and we will refund your purchase amount in full, minus a 20% restocking fee. This gives each buyer 14 days to inspect the instrument. Take the worry out of your purchase!
Full terms and conditions can be read on our "Terms and Policies" page.
If this item has a Warranty, this Information can be found on our "Warranties" page.
ATTENTION CANADIANS! We ship by FedEx Air Economy to CANADA. Canada Customers: Shipping to Canada is quoted as Ground, but we send your item by Fed Ex Air Economy at NO additional Cost to the Buyer. We do this so no brokerage fees are due from the customer when the item arrives. The shipping calculator shown in the auction is a UPS calculator which is confusing. eBay does not support Fed Ex Ground software in their system so this is the only way we can offer a calculator. The prices quoted in the shipping calculator are discounted and are reflected in shipping price to counter the "Free Shipping" for the United States. The calculator that we use will not figure quotes for the Northern Territories and some remote areas of Canada. Please phone or email us for a quote for those areas. If you have a question, please call us before ordering. Duties and Taxes still have to be paid, but all brokerage fees are eliminated. A small Tax Collection Surcharge may be assessed by FedEx for delivery.
International Buyers - Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
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- Excellent choice!!!!!! Review by Ismael
- Wow!!!! Great Viola!!!! I am the father of a 14 year old boy who currently attends Miami Arts Magnet School in Homeasted, Florida. I bought the Helmke Viotti Viola 16" on 11/16/20016 as a present for my son and he was amazed by its quality and sound. Furthermore, his musical teacher was extremely impress by this Viola. Excellent choice at a great price (Posted on 2/27/17)
- quality and sound Review by jana
- I bought this viola for my daughter 3 years ago and was the best value by far. We were quoted by a local music store $900 for a damaged used viola and was told I wouldn't ever find anything better at a lower cost. Boy were they wrong. This viola far outshines the rentals the other kids have. It has a strong rich tone and the bow is beautiful. I stumbled across this website and knew it was quality when the makers of this viola made my violin in high school. Her orchestra teachers have been impressed and I have sent many people your way for their strings. I am getting ready to purchase my son's violin from you soon. (Posted on 1/13/16)
- Best viola Ever Review by Donald
- This viola is the best that you can get online and at this price it is worth it it sounds amazing best viola in this price range i highly recommend this viola to anybody. (Posted on 11/8/13)
- Excellent for the Price Review by Kaitlin
- I am a junior high music teacher and after a student purchased this and brought it to school, I was blown away with how great it sounded. I immediately began suggesting it to my other students to step away from the school rentals and bought a few to fill out our rental program. They've been excellent! (Posted on 1/27/12)
- Great! Review by Bug
My orchestra teacher was impressed I got such great quality at a low price! I am extremely happy with my viola.
(Posted on 12/31/11)
- great Review by tony b
- got many compliments on my 16" viola...nice quality and a big tone.....my uncle has been playing violin..viola...bass...etc for over 40 yrs and he was impressed...!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 11/8/11)