Recitalist violas: $1800-$2500 advanced players
Violas in this price range may not all be new; while there are frequently old and antique violas available in lower price ranges, typically a good German viola from the early 20th century will find its way into this group along with the new violas. Since the construction of violas has not changed much in 300 years these heirloom violas can be a great choice and compete well with new ones. These old violas are the workshop instruments for the student trade 100 years ago and with the aged wood can be remarkable as well as in high demand. All violas in this range will be for the serious player or collector and will have the highest quality strings and strong, beautiful tone colors. Bows are once again a choice to be matched to the violin and the player.