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Stentor Arcadia Viola 16" Instrument Only



Stentor Arcadia Viola 16" Instrument Only

Manufacturer: Stentor



The delivery cost of this item is £7.95.


If you are looking to upgrade your viola to a more advanced model, or you are an adult beginner looking for a quality viola that will last throughout your studies, the Stentor Arcadia viola would be a very sensible choice. The Stentor Arcadia  is a high grade orchestral model, with superb craftsmanship and an impressive tone. All the violas we sell are set up in our workshop before they are safely and quickly dispatched. With a model like the Stentor Arcadia, our Senior Technician will inspect and set up your violin.

The Stentor Arcadia has a finely hand-carved spruce front, with selected, tightly-grained tonewood. This closeness of grain improves the ability of the wood to resonate, so is important in making this Stentor Arcadia sound as good as it does. There is a highly figured maple back, ribs and neck, with inlaid purfling and a traditional, hand applied shellac varnish. High grade ebony is used for the Arcadia's fingerboard and pegs, and the violin is fitted with professional, branded Pirastro strings. The bridge is made by Aubert-Lutherie and is perfectly shaped to the front of the viola in our workshop. The instrument also has a Hill tailpiece with single adjuster on the A string and a Guarneri chinrest. If you would prefer a tailpiece with adjusters on all strings, we can fit this for you on request.

Each Stentor Arcadia viola is hand carved in a small workshop within the main Stentor factory, with these advanced violins made under the strict supervision of a master maker, in a traditional luthier's environment that would be familiar  to makers throughout the centuries. The end result is a fine quality violin, both in finish and crucially, in sound. Stentor grade their instruments based on how fine the appearance is, with lesser instruments becoming Elysia or Messina models. However, this is judged on appearance rather than tone - so our Senior Technician orders several Arcadias at once and rejects any that aren't the absolute best in terms of tone. In this way, if you order from Omega Music you can be assured that you get the best Stentor Arcadia viola possible.

The Stentor Arcadia viola, fitted with Pirastro strings, delivers a lively yet well rounded tone, with perfect balance across the four strings. The brilliance of the tone is impressive, without losing depth - while the sustain is long and true.

This is the Stentor Arcadia viola only, just the instrument without a case, bow and rosin.

  See also the Stentor Arcadia violin outfit .

We can also help to advise you on the best case, bow and rosin for your particular requirements. Or, you can choose from the possible options we have listed.

Usually dispatched within 2-4 working days.