Introducing the Stentor Conservatoire viola
The Stentor Conservatoire viola outfit is chosen by intermediate players and above and often recommended by teachers as a step-up instrument for students. The instrument is made using an inside mould giving fine detail and accuracy to the assembly of the body.
Hand-crafted, traditional design
The Conservatoire is made with solid tonewoods and has a carved spruce front and finely carved flamed maple back and ribs, finished in Stentor's Shellax™ varnish which has been developed over many years. With ebony fittings and traditional inlaid purfling, this responsive instrument is a high quality outfit often recommended for its sound. The composite tail piece is metal with gold coloured screw integral adjusters and the viola has a Teka pattern chin rest fitted. Additionally, this instrument is fitted with a higher-grade string than the Stentor student I and II, incorporating synthetic gut strings which can vastly improve the tonal qualities of the instrument.
Additional features and services
The outfit is supplied with a selected wood bow with natural white horsehair and full mounted ebony frog. Also included is a deluxe oblong lightweight case with integral cover, carrying strap, music pocket, fitted hygrometer and case blanket. High quality rosin is included.
All of our violas are subjected to a thorough set-up prior to despatch by our experienced on-site string technician. This process involves making sure the bridge is fitted perfectly, tuning it up, applying rosin to the wood bow and making sure the instrument is playable straight from the case upon arrival.The Conservatoire viola is available in a range of sizes from 14" all the way through to 16" and is accessible to any age of player.