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Louis Carpini Viola Outfit



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The Louis Carpini Viola is the top of the student level violas available in sizes 14", 15", 15.5", 16", and 16.5". Much more well-rounded than other student violas, with a warm voice and beautiful resonance. The smooth tone and full ringing notes, make the Louis Carpini a top choice viola for the learning violist. Players love the rich sound and the gorgeous flaming on these violas.

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, Brazilwood bow, rosin and steel-core D'Addario Prelude 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: Helicore Strings

Louis Carpini Viola Outfit

The Louis Carpini Viola is an upgrade from the Bunnel series with an unique oil finish and gorgeous tone, available in 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 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 in choice of woods, fittings, and detail work put into the instrument. Each of these investments improves the quality of the sound and increased playability.

Comparable 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 professional 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 installed at no extra cost. Optional upgrades to even higher-quality strings are also available with free installation.

Louis Carpini Viola Outfit in action

Louis Carpini 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 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 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 round 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