mezzo-forte™ Carbon Fiber Viola
15" or 16.5"
A carbon fiber viola in carbon weave black.
Unless shown as 'In Stock' there will be a 2-3 week lead time for special orders.
From the vendor's site:
After three years of intensive development we are proud to present
the first fully carbon viola available in the worldwide market at an
affordable price. The Viola, available in either 15" or 16.5" models, designed and produced by us using
state-of-the-art technology, produces a quality of sound easily
comparable to that of a wooden instrument whilst offering far greater
presence, projection and ease of playing as well as being visually
"such elegant lines”,”...a perfect finish” , ”...and wonderful to hold.” – initial reactions have been very positive.
The advantages of a Carbon Viola:
- complete insensitivity to fluctuations in atmospheric conditions. (such as in temperature and humidity)
- strength and stability
- visually stunning
- a full and pleasant sound
The body of the viola is hand crafted using carbon-fiber matting - made in Germany – guaranteed
The interior of the instrument corresponds to that of a traditional
wooden instrument; only the cornices are excluded - for two reasons :
1. A conscious decision to create a modern slim design whilst maintaining (mirroring) the form of a traditional
2. The cornices of a wooden instrument serve to aid the construction,
providing support and enabling the front, sides and bottom to be fixed
firmly together. These cornices can dampen the sound are not required
when using carbon-fiber.
The sound post, bridge, pegs, chin-rest and tail piece all correspond to that of a traditional instrument.
The f-holes are designed in modern style.
The "Design Line“ instrument is fitted with an NFC composite material
fingerboard, which feels exactly like ebony and is completely
insensitive to climatic conditions.