Presenting the Cremona SVA-130 Premier Novice Viola Outfit
Saga has always been a pioneer when it comes to making quality violas to meet the demands of the growing student market. While focusing primarily on quality and value, and the idea that viola holds a respected place in school orchestra’s throughout the country, the Cremona Premier Novice Series of violas was developed. Whether the student is in the earliest stages of the learning process, or well on the way to more advanced training, these violas will perform well beyond the expectations of both students and teachers. So if you are looking for an economical line of violas that has all the ingredients necessary for good performance, look no further than Cremona .
Cremona Premier Violas are available in a variety of tonewood options; each specifically combined to optimize the delicate balance between quality, value and tone. From the flamed maple of our Artist models, to the less figured, yet select woods found in our novice instruments, there is something great at every price-point.
Similar to our higher-level violin outfits, each Premier Student Series Viola is hand-carved and graduated to get the best tone possible. Attention to every detail is given to these instruments knowing that a students’ continuing of the learning process is tied directly to the quality of the instrument played. Premier Series Violas all have a traditional translucent brown finish that is applied in thin coats to not only protect the wood and maintain a traditional look, but allows the wood to vibrate more freely.
Fingerboard and Fittings
Traditional shaped hardwood fittings of boxwood and ebony are used to complete each instrument and assure proper intonation and an ease of playability that any player should expect. For the fingerboards, we use ebony or rosewood because they last longer and play more smoothly.
Both Artist and Student Level Cremona Violas are combined with the popular Travelite TL-33V case. It’s lightweight durable protection has become legendary. Novice-level instruments come with a more affordable semi-shaped Foam case that offers a similar level of protection while keeping the price point at a minimum. Add to that a high-quality J. LaSalle or Anton Breton Brazilwood bow and the outfit is complete.