Professional Violas

Professional violas in the Antonio Strad catalog are a choice selection of first-rate instruments demonstrating masterful quality. Each is handmade and set up in San Antonio Texas by formally trained luthiers. Their years of viola-making and performance experience mean that every part of our professional violas is made from only the best materials and components available, with seasoned performers in mind. Beginning with aged woods selected specifically for only our finest instruments, a hand-carved French bridge, a distinctive warm finish, and finalized with a handpicked set of strings, the completed viola is one of outstanding craftsmanship that can match your skill with its rich and complex tone.

The high caliber of our professional class violas provides an exceptional sound without needing to strain the limits of a more novice instrument. Whether you require a viola for professional performance or personal enjoyment there is an Antonio Strad viola for you. Explore our catalog of professional violas below to select one that fits your taste or call us for a video demonstration so we can help find the instrument that is the best match for you.

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Professional Viola FAQs

What are the best professional violas?

At the professional level, a viola should have a rich voice and be able to carry a wide range of techniques and styles, but you probably knew that already. All the professional violas in our catalog are high-quality, capable, and masterful handmade instruments. The differences between them are a matter of personal preference, so please browse our selection or contact us so you can get a professional viola that best fits your needs.

Are these violas only good for paid professionals or are they appropriate for skilled hobbyists as well?

Absolutely! You deserve an instrument of quality that matches your level regardless of whether you’re playing for a paying audience or not. Our professional violas are made to create an exceptional playing experience for skilled violists, where that playing happens is up to you.