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Louis Carpini Viola Outfit

Our Price: $880.99

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  • 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 setup performed by Kennedy’s professional luthiers in Washington State, not overseas.
  • Complete outfit with case, Brazilwood bow, rosin, and steel-core D'Addario Prelude strings.

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Outfit Accessories:

Case: Portland Oblong Adjustable Case. Smaller 13" and 14" violas ship in an oblong violin case.

Bow: Giuliani Brazilwood Viola Bow

Rosin: Kaplan Artcraft Rosin

Accessories: Rosin, extra strings (not included with 14" and lower), cleaning cloth, luggage tag, and instrument care poster

Recommended Upgrade: Helicore Strings

The Louis Carpini Viola, with its unique oil finish and gorgeous tone, is available in 13", 14", 15", 15-1/2", 16", and 16-1/2" sizes. Perfect for advancing students to intermediate players, this beautiful instrument offers truly amazing craftsmanship at an outstanding price. The Louis Carpini model is also available for contract-free rental at our competitive rates.

What makes the Louis Carpini Viola a step up from basic beginner models is the higher quality of woods, fittings, and detail work put into the instrument. Each of these investments improves the quality of the sound and increases playability.

Like to the Louis Carpini Violin, the Louis Carpini Viola is made with high-quality, tight-grained spruce for the face plate and strong, dense maple for the back plate. The greater attention to detail applied to the final carving and finishing of the body ensures a deeper, more projective, and more resonant sound.

Our Louis Carpini Violas are strung with steel-core D'Addario Prelude Strings. These strings enhance the sound, projection, and tone of this great instrument, trumping the tinny, brash tone of generic strings normally provided by other instrument suppliers. These high-quality Prelude Strings are provided and professionally installed at no extra cost. Optional upgrades to even higher-quality strings are also available with free installation.

Viola 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
  • 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
Louis Carpini Viola Outfit in action Louis Carpini Viola Outfit in action

Giuliani Brazilwood Bow

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

Included Accessories

      Each Louis Carpini Viola is part of a complete outfit providing everything you need to start playing the moment you receive your viola.

      • A real Brazilwood bow with genuine horsehair and ebony frog
      • Kaplan Artcraft rosin
      • A sturdy, full-suspension aedjustable case that is both amazingly lightweight and extremely protective.
      • Extra strings (not included with 14" and lower)
      • Cleaning cloth