Cremona SVA-500 Premier Artist Viola Outfit 16"


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The SVA-500 is an exquisitely crafted, beautifully finished viola that is built for one purpose-TONE! The finest, selected tonewoods are carefully hand-carved and graduated by skilled luthiers of long experience and the result is a full, rich and sympathetic tone that will delight the advanced student. The same lightness of build that makes the SVA-500 so comfortable and easy to hold, ensures a big sound and easy response to the lightest, most delicate touch of the bow. Tonal properties are further enhanced by the thin, transparent varnish of just the right consistency. The finely cut bridge is the famous Aubert brand from France. This accurately fitted bridge, in combination with the D’Addario Prelude steel strings, allows this superb viola to reach its maximum sound potential.

Serious students will progress more rapidly in their studies with a viola that truly inspires them to play. The orchestral player will find the ample tonal projection of the SVA-500 a great help in ensemble playing as will the quartet player and soloist. The splendid tonal qualities of the new Cremona SVA-500 viola will please every advanced student and add materially to their artistic development.


  • Best tone quality for the advanced student
  • All handcarved, solid flamed maple back and sides, and select solid spruce top with a rich, hand applied golden red-brown varnish
  • Set-up to educational standards at our Cremona workshop in the US with French made Aubert bridge and US made Prelude strings
  • Quality African ebony fittings and fingerboard with lightweight composite tailpiece with 4 built-in fine tuners for easy tuning
  • Includes the well balanced J. LaSalle LB-13V brazilwood bow and sturdy Travelite TL-33V arched top oblong case for secure storage and transport


At PC Sound, we check out our instruments and provide a general setup prior to listing them online and shipping out to you to ensure the instrument is in the best possible condition. However, sometimes a minor adjustment may be needed once it arrives to you due to changes in temperature, humidity, shipping, or individual preferences. If temperatures are very cold or hot, please allow your instrument to sit in the box or case for at least 24 hours to allow time for it to acclimate. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.