Scott Cao viola
Scott Cao STA-750E Viola, acoustic. $850.
Good small viola (15" scale) for an intermediate student or beyond. The 750 series begins the Scott Cao artistic series and is the most moderately priced instrument among the artistic violas. Made in the Guangzhou workshop, the STV 750's are meticulously built using Chinese maple that is aged 7 years and Italian spruce. The finish is a high-quality, hand-applied Italian oil.
The MSRP on this viola is $1,300 without a bow. This outfit includes a brand-new carbon fiber VingoBow as well as a hard foam case, blanket, chinrest pad, Wolf shoulder rest, chinrest wrench and extra barrels, and a VioStrap, and is priced at $850. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. 48-hour approval period.