The String Workshop

Violins, Violas, Cellos, bows & all Accessories

The String Workshop online Store. Violins, Violas, Cellos, Bows, Cases and Accessories.
Creator of ENDEAVOUR violins, violas and cellos.
Creator of M.U.D. Musical Instrument Dehumidifiers.

Endeavour 'Maestro' Viola. . . 15.5 inch


Endeavour 'Maestro' Viola. . . 15.5 inch


Endeavour 'Maestro' violas are the highest level violas in the Endeavour range. They are hand-carved, and hand varnished in China to quality specifications of The String Workshop, in This auction is for a high spec 15.5 inch viola with bow and case. 

These violas stand out from other brands of 'heavy' and 'dull' violins which are swamping today's market. Endeavour violins are extremely light-weight and produce an alive, clear and beautiful resonance which far exceeds the tone of other violins in this price range. Made from carefully selected fine-grained and seasoned tonewoods, hand carved, and then carefully vanished by hand with traditional oil varnish. 

I am a professional violin-maker, and I personally set-up and adjust each instrument for perfect playability, and for a beautifully rich and balanced tone. An excellent instrument for any higher level intermediate player. 

Pegs: Ebony
Fingerboard: Ebony
Strings: Corelli New Crystal (France) 
Bridge: Despiau (France) 
Tailpiece: Carbon fibre
Chinrest: Ebony "Guarneri" 
Belly: Solid spruce. Fine grain
Back: Flamed Maple
Ribs: Flamed Maple
Varnish: Hand varnished with traditoinal natural oil varnish

Bow: Brazilian hardwood. Ebony frog. Natural horsehair. Nickel-mounted frog. Silver lapping. Leather thumb grip. 

Case: Lightweight 'deluxe' model. Impact resistant styrofoam core. With string tube, four bow clips, 'roomy' shoulder rest compartment, A4 sheet music pocket, and removable shoulder straps. 

You are welcome to visit The String Workshop in Mairangi Bay and "Try before you buy."

Add To Cart