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Cremona viola outfits continue to raise the bar of quality and value when it comes to exceptional student instruments that not only exceed expectation in all areas of construction, but also in tone and playability. Firmly positioned as our most popular model, the SVA-175 continues to break sales records, and simplifying the learning process for aspiring students everywhere. Each outfit has the same the same specs as our ever popular SV-175 violin outfit; including select hand-carved and graduated tonewoods, and the highest quality ebony fittings and composite tailpiece with built-in fine tuners. As a result, the SVA-175 viola offers all of the performance characteristics, playability and durability an aspiring violist could ever want, but all at a price point that makes it easy.
Select tonewoods and quality workmanship for the finest possible tone.
US-made Prelude strings, the educator's preferred strings for students.
Proper peg fitting and easy to use Swiss-style ebony pegs, set-up to Cremona standards done at our workshop in the US.
Correct string height, string spacing and neck relief for accurate finger positions and intonation.
Ebony fittings, ebony fingerboard and lightweight composite tailpiece for easy tuning, all hand carved all solid spruce and maple body.
|Back & Sides
||Cremona 3-Star / Aged Maple
||Standard Travelite® TL-33V
||Antique Translucent Brown Lacquer
|Neck and Finish
||Ebony Swiss Style
|Number of Back Pcs.
||Solid Maple / Oiled
|Nut & Saddle
|Peg / Chinrest Material
||Prelude® by D'Addario®
||Anton Breton® VP-61 Aluminum / Four Built-in Finetuners
||Select Solid Spruce
VIOLIN GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello and doublebass.
Parts of a Violin
Scroll - The scroll is the only part that has no effect on the sound of the instrument, serving a purely aesthetic purpose. It does allow room for considerable freedom of artistic licence, for example being shaped like a lions head instead of a scroll.
Pegs - The pegs are used to tune the instrument, allowing the strings to be tightened to raise the pitch or loosened to lower the pitch of a string. While they need to move to tune the instrument, they also need to stay put once correctly tuned.
Pegbox - Located above the neck, the pegbox is where the pegs are inserted and the strings are attached. The tightness and tuning of the strings are adjusted by the pegs in the pegbox.
Neck - The neck is the long piece of wood that sticks out from the body. Glued on top of the neck is the fingerboard. This is a smooth flat piece of wood where the musician presses down on the strings to make notes. Unlike a guitar, the fingerboard on a violin is smooth and has no frets.
Fingerboard - The fingerboard is traditionally made of ebony. It has a slight dip along the length of the fingerboard to allow the strings to vibrate freely without touching the fingerboard.
Strings - The violin has 4 strings all tuned to a fifth apart. They represent the notes G, D, A, and E. Strings are most commonly made of a steel or perlon core (perlon is a substance similar to nylon) wrapped in a metal such as aluminium or silver.
Body - The largest part of the violin is the hollow body. Its main function is to amplify the sound of the strings. The body is made up of the back, belly (top) and ribs (sides). The body is shaped like an hourglass.
F-Holes - On top of the body and on each side near the middle of the violin are the f-holes. These holes are where the sound of the violin comes out of the body. They are called f-holes because they resemble an f in italics. Changing the size, shape, and length of these holes can change the sounds of the violin.
Fine Tuners - Fine tuners can be inserted into the tailpiece so the player can make small pitch adjustments without needing to turn the tuning pegs. For beginners, it is recommended to place fine tuners on all four strings.
Bridge - The bridge is a hard piece of wood that the strings lay on top of. It's at the bridge that the strings stop vibrating and sound travels from the strings down into the body of the violin.
Tailpiece - Tailpieces can be found made of a variety of materials including ebony or rosewood, boxwood, or metal. The tailpiece is not fixed in place but held by the tension of the strings and the tailgut.
Chin Rest - At the bottom of the body is a chin rest which helps the musician to support the violin with their chin while playing.
Parts of a Bow
In music, a bow is moved across some part of a musical instrument, causing vibration which the instrument emits as sound. The vast majority of bows are used with string instruments, although some bows are used with musical saws and other bowed idiophones.
Tip or Point - The other end of the bow is called the tip, or point. The tip is the lightest and most fragile part of the bow.
Stick - The stick gives the bow strength and is where the violinist holds the bow. The stick of the bow is usually made of a hardwood, such as pernambuco, or brazilwood. Modern bows are also made from carbon fiber. Cheaper bows are often made of fiberglass.
Hair - The horse hair is what is rubbed against the strings to make vibrations and sound. The horse hair connects to the stick at the frog on one end and the point on the other.
Pad - The pad and wrapping protect the stick of the bow and assist the player in holding the bow.
Frog - Most frogs have an inlay, called the eye of the frog. The metal attachment at the end of the frog is called the ferrule.
Screw - The screw is found at one end of the bow and is used for tightening and loosening the hair.The hair is real horsehair taken from the tail. White hair is most commonly used. Black hair is sometimes used but is more coarse. Some players perfer a "salt and pepper" hair, which is somewhere between white and black in coarseness.
[Sources: Violin | Wikipedia; Violin Parts Guide | TheViolinGuide; Parts of the Violin | Ducksters; Parts of the Instrument and Bow | StringTechnique]
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