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Anton Gerard Viola Outfit



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Our award-winning Anton Gerard Viola is by far the richest sounding viola in the Kennedy Violins line. It has a deep, powerful voice with a dark complexion. Although most dark violas are characteristically closed in, the Gerard is conversely very open and forward sounding. The chocolatey, bold sound of the Gerard is the perfect viola for blending in or standing out.

Product Highlights

  • Highest-rated stringed instruments on Amazon and #1 rated customer service in the U.S.
  • All violas backed by a lifetime warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Final assembly and set-up performed by Kennedy’s professional luthiers in Washington State, not overseas.
  • Complete outfit with case, Giuliani Brazilwood Viola bow, rosin and high quality steel-core Helicore strings.

Pick Your Size

16 1/2" 16” 15 ½” 15” 14”

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Outfit at a glance

  • Case: Portland Classic Viola Case
  • Bow: Giuliani Brazilwood viola bow
  • Rosin: Kaplan Artcraft rosin
  • Accessories: Rosin, extra strings, cleaning cloth, luggage tag, and instrument care poster
  • Recommended Upgrade: Portland Advanced Case

Anton Gerard Viola Outfit

As one of our finest instruments, the Anton Gerard Viola is an excellent choice for intermediate and advanced players taking their performance to a higher level. This responsive and precisely set up instrument makes the Gerard very easy to play with a warm and voluminous sound. The Gerard Viola is available in sizes 15", 15-1/2", 16", and 16-1/2" sizes. Contact us for 14" size availability.

The open, responsive sound of the Anton Gerard Viola is a result of time-intensive precision in the final carving of the top and back plates. Made with high-grade, aged spruce and beautifully flamed maple tonewoods, the plates are measured and graduated with measured thicknesses that promote the best sound possible.

Great attention to detail is also paid to the final setup of the Anton Gerard Viola. A certified luthier from the Kennedy Violins staff hand-carves and notches the bridge to accentuate the acoustics of the instrument. Bridge feet are carefully shaped with sharp knives to fully contact and fit the curvature of the viola face. Properly fit bridge feet promote a clear tone and strong projection.

Highest-quality fittings including the tailpiece, pegs, chinrest with gold-toned brackets, and fingerboard are beautifully carved from 100% high-grade ebony. An authentic French Aubert bridge supports professional-grade D’Addario Helicore D, G, and C strings with a Larsen A string that offers a warmer tone for treble playing.

Anton Gerard Viola Outfit in action

Anton Gerard Viola Outfit Features

Product Features

  • Shipping within two business days. In-shop luthiers offer same-day shipping on select orders.
  • Kennedy Violins' 45-day money-back guarantee.
  • Full coverage by our Lifetime Warranty
  • Availability in 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5" sizes
  • Free professional setup by Kennedy Violins' experienced luthier staff
  • Solid-carved, high-grade maple back and spruce top
  • Hand-rubbed oil finish and beautiful shade of varnish
  • 100% ebony chinrest, pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece
  • Inlaid ebony purfling
  • Four fine tuners for ease of tuning

Included Accessories

  • Each Anton Gerard Viola is part of a complete outfit providing everything you need to start playing the moment you receive your viola.
  • Giuliani Brazilwood Viola bow with genuine horsehair and ebony frog
  • Kaplan Artcraft rosin.
  • A sturdy, full-suspension case with black canvas exterior and velveteen lining that is both amazingly lightweight and extremely protective.
  • Luggage tag
  • Extra strings
  • Cleaning cloth

Case Features

  • Interior color options of Emerald Green, Royal Blue, and Burgundy Red
  • Four bow holders 
  • Compartments for shoulder rest, rosin, extra strings, mutes, and other accessories
  • Compartment covers with brushed faux brass hardware and elastic spring-shut feature
  • Large exterior pocket with double YKK zippers for sheet music and folders
  • Protective weather flap with snaps to cover exterior YKK zippers and case latch
  • Protective blanket with velour on top, smooth polyester beneath, and double-stitched binding
  • Smooth, shaped handle on hinges for comfortable carrying
  • Metal "subway" bumpers for standing case on bottom or side
  • Lightweight design for comfortable transportation

Bow Features

  • Strong octagonal bow shaft of genuine Brazilwood
  • Genuine Mongolian horse hair
  • Half-mounted 100% ebony frog for great balance and durability
  • Mother of pearl inlay on frog
  • Silver winding Abalone bow slide
  • Precisely weighed for excellent balance and responsiveness
  • Black leather grip
  • Covered by Kennedy Violins’ Limited Lifetime Warranty