Espressione Viola Outfit - Stradivari - Sizes 16" to 15.5"
Product Code: WA400S
Guide Price: £1,075.00
Hidersine Espressione Viola Outfit - Stradivari
Inspired by the masters.
"Inspired by celebrated designs and patterns from the most respected and skilled master luthiers throughout history, Hidersine Espressione instruments feature a unique varnish style and finish."
Hand-carved Solid Spruce Table
Hand-carved Solid Flamed Maple back and ribs
Carved Maple neck
Genuine Ebony fingerboard
Genuine Ebony pegs
Genuine Ebony chinrest
Aubert Maple Bridge
Genuine Ebony tailpiece with single E adjuster
Thomastik-Infeld Dominant strings
Styrofoam shaped case
Bulletwood, Fully-mounted bow
Hidersine Rosin block
Undoubtedly the most recognisable and famous name in the world of bowed instrument making, Antoni Stradivari and the Stradivari family of stringed instrument builders crafted some of the most exceptional instruments ever produced.
Famous for their striking deep red varnish finishes and impeccably proportioned designs with elongated F holes, Stradivarius instruments are the inspiration behind the Hidersine Espressione Stradivari viola. Hand-crafted by master luthiers, they offer a stunning representation of the original models both visually and tonally.
The Hidersine Espressione Stradivari viola remains affectionately close to the anatomy of the original instruments to produce a particularly natural and balanced tone that is highly resonant and perfect for orchestral players.
Finest Premium, high-grade select tonewoods
Using the finest, aged tonewoods and high quality fittings and accessories, the Espressione viola outfit represents both superior quality and remarkable value.
**Hidersine's 'Ready to Play' Promise**
Your new Hidersine instrument will have already been inspected and setup ‘ready to play’ in our UK service workshops. This means that you can buy with confidence, take your new instrument along to your lesson and be ready to go from the off.
This model is a 16" size, so will be suitable for most teenagers and adults, but we strongly recommend you speak to your local music store or your music teacher to ensure you, your child or your student are measured for the correct size.
Setup in the UK and ready to go:
Your Espressione viola is supplied as an outfit, which is to say it is complete with what you need to get started. The instrument is supplied in an shaped, styrofoam case with internal accessory compartments and an outer music pocket.
Most importantly, your Espressione outfit includes a Bulletwood bow, without which no sound is possible. Just tighten the hair, apply a little of the included Hidersine rosin, and the bow is ready to play… as you will be too.
A Premium, Fully-Mounted Bow with Ebony Frog:
The bow is naturally one of the most important parts of any bowed instrument setup, and the particular bow supplied with the Espressione Viola has been upgraded to a Fully-Mounted, high-quality Bulletwood model.
The term Fully-Mounted, refers to an upgraded and more intricate join between the frog and the stick. There is a smooth metal plate between the frog and the bow stick, allowing a smooth fit and protection for the wood as it slides back and forth as the bow is tightened and loosened. So, not only will the Espressione's included bow assist in producing a superb tone, it will perform its duties for a long time to come.
Looks and sounds more beautiful throughout its life:
Hidersine Espressione instruments feature a hand-carved solid spruce top or sound-table. This is important because your instrument's primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result. Plus, as the wood ages and the solid tonewood top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even more naturally, and the sound will improve further.
Hidersine Espressione Violas not only have solid tops, but they also have beautiful solid, flamed Maple ribs and backs too. These highly figured, solid tonewood sections further enhance the instrument's natural tone. The top produces the instrument's primary voice, and the back and sides add the character.
(The term Flamed refers to the figuring of the Maple grain, which looks like flames striking across the wood. Maple with a natural flame is highly prized, with the most intricate and stunning natural grain patterns demanding very high prices throughout the world of musical instruments.)
Each instrument created by skilled hands:
The form of your Hidersine Espressione viola will be the result of genuine hand-carving techniques. Not only have the intricate curves of the top, back and ribs been carefully tooled, but the neck and the beautiful scroll (head) has been skilfully crafted.
Although most musical instruments have a fair amount of human input in their building process, unsurprisingly instruments created for the entry-level tend to have much higher levels of machine-made elements. While this makes the process efficient, it can take away from the individual soul of each instrument. Each mark from the luthier's carving tools are there for a specific reason. The amount of time taken to carve the arched tops and back of a violin is integral to their structure, lightness and strength - and the resulting tone. Luthiers have been passing their immense skill down the line for centuries, and in the case of Hidersine Espressione instruments, the skilled hand-carving techniques can be truly appreciated.
Ebony - Feels great, plays great:
Espressione violas all benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard. This prized hardwood has traditionally been used for fingerboards for hundreds of years due to its truly long-lasting properties. Unlike stained or ‘ebonized’ softwoods often used on student instruments, genuine Ebony will not mark, pit or wear out under lengthy playing periods. Rather it will remain structurally sound for a very long time, and will also feel smooth on the fingers, helping make the playing experience more pleasant all round.
Styrofoam shaped case with internal accessory compartments, bow holders, shoulder straps, carry handle and external music pocket.
Bulletwood, Fully-mounted bow
Hidersine Viola Rosin block
Available Sizes - Model codes
Please Note: Prices shown are only a guide, any prices found online or in stores may vary. Many products can receive specialist treatments, setups and additional fitment upgrades from specialist stores, and these may be reflected in the store’s own price.
|Back, Neck & Ribs||Hand-carved Solid Flamed Maple|
|Bridge Finish||Aubert Maple|
|Case Type||Styrofoam shaped|
|Finish||Deep Red Varnish|
|Size||16" to 15.5"|
|Table||Hand-carved Solid Spruce|
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