What Makes a Good Viola for Beginners?
A good beginner viola is one that fits well, is constructed from high-quality materials, plays easily and produces a full, balanced sound. When you're just starting out, your best option for finding the right viola is to ask your instructor and other experienced musicians for guidance. They can help you determine your size and select an instrument that is in line with your musical ambitions. We are always on standby, as well, to help with measurements to estimate size, describe the instruments’ personality, and provide any recordings and other resources that might be of use.
StringWorks has developed our collection of violas with beginners in mind to help you find an instrument that will help you build a strong musical foundation. Your viola should be made from properly dried and aged woods and be perfectly setup for exceptional playability and tone to help you sound great even if you're only a few lessons in. We'll help you find the perfect viola to meet your current skill level and give you some room to grow as a musician.
Why Choose StringWorks?
StringWorks is more than our online presence — we're a family-owned business staffed by fellow string musicians and luthiers who genuinely want to help you achieve more as a musician.
When you contact StringWorks to purchase a viola, we'll connect you with a member of our team who will act as your personal shopper. You might not know what exactly to look for, and that is just fine. We'll take note of everything you want your instrument to be, provide expert advice where we can and make our recommendation for your beginner viola. Once we find a viola that most closely matches your needs, we'll set it up and pack it with care so it’s close to in tune and ready to play as soon as it arrives.
We take our setup process seriously. Most viola shops only spend about an hour with each instrument (if at all on entry level violas), but with our StringWorks Setup™, an experienced luthier spends three to five hours ensuring your new viola will sound and play its best.
If you need a bow and case to go with your new instrument, complete your purchase by adding them to your cart as well. We'll give you $20 off your total for the outfit.
Find Your First Viola With StringWorks
You can get started by reaching out to our team for help or browsing our beginner violas to get some ideas about what you might like. We also offer intermediate violas and professional violas for more experienced musicians or those who want an instrument with much more room for advancement.
To get in touch with our team, you can fill out our online contact form, give us a call or start a live chat from the chatbox on every page of our website. We can't wait to help you find your new best friend and start mastering the alto clef!