European Violas

Animato offers premium violas designed for advanced players and professionals. Our violas are crafted with precision and attention to detail and deliver exceptional sound quality. Our collection features various sizes of old and new European violas, priced at $7001 and up. Please contact Animato to confirm availability.

European Violas | Animato Strings

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Gliga I Viola (Price Varies with Size)

Check out this Gliga I Viola. Outstanding instrument for the advanced student, renowned for its full range of warm tonal colors.

The price includes:

A good bow

Quality plywood case


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$1,545.45 Price

Mezzo-Forte Carbon Fiber Viola (Available In 15 And 16.5 Inch)

Mezzo-Forte Carbon Fiber Viola (Available In 15 And 16.5 Inch) Features:

• Warm and brilliant sound

• Excellent projection

• Comfortable Playability in higher positions

These violas are manufactured in Germany and set up in the Mezzoforte workshop by an experienced luthier. They are tested rigorously before being sold.

Making an instrument from carbon fibre has other advantages:

• They are not affected by climate changes such as humidity or temperature

• Carbon fibre is strong and stable

• They are striking in appearance

• Ideal for travelling and playing outside

$5,227.27 Price

Jan Chamot (1939) 15 3/4 Inch Viola

Jan Chamot (1939) 15 3/4 Inch Viola features:

• Made in Krakov Poland in 1934

• Expertly restored and set up by the luthiers in Animato's workshop

• Despiau three-star bridge and Evah Pirazzi strings fitted

$7,000.00 Price

Viola 15.25" By Giovanni Battista Gaibisso, 1950

This 15.25" viola was produced by Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Gaibisso in 1950. Giovanni Battista Gaibisso is an Italian Violin, viola, cello, and occasional guitar maker who emigrated to South America and returned to Europe to work for violin-maker François Bovis in France. He established a workshop of his own in 1923 in Alassio and participated in numerous competitions in Italy throughout the twentieth century.

$15,000.00 Price

Konrad Kohlert Viola 16.3 inches

This viola is Kohlert's unique model, which draws inspiration from the Brescian School. The Brescian School is renowned for producing high-quality violas in the 16th and 17th centuries, crafted by famous makers such as Maggini and Gaspar Da Salo. The size of this particular viola measures 16.3 inches (41.4 cm).

$22,727.27 Price

Georg Tiefenbrunner 15.3" Viola Mittenwald, Germany c 1890

We have here the Georg Tiefenbrunner 15.3" Viola made in Mittenwald, Germany about 1890. Tiefenbrunner remained true to his heritage in selecting the tone woods, specifically the medium-grained spruce for the top and closely flamed maple for the one-part back are both premium woods from the Karwendel Mountains.

$5,000.00 Price

14" Viola Germany c 1890 (Instrument Only)

14" Viola made in Germany around 1890 (Instrument Only)

This is one of Animato Strings' largest selections of new and old stringed instruments in Australia, including Asian-hand-made, European, U.S., Australian, and Antique stringed instruments. Added to the list are the original Animato String brands.

$1,300.00 Price

Ryszard Osowski Viola "Conte Vitale" Replica

This replica of Andrea Guarneri's viola, known as the 'Conte Vitale', was made in 1676, built in the finest craftsmanship by Ryzard Osowski in Forchheim, Germany, dated 2024.

Ryszard Osowski, born in 1966 in Poland, moved to Muggendorf, Germany, in 1993, where he learned the craft of building stringed instruments. With over 30 years of experience, he now concentrates solely on crafting his stringed instruments with a passion for highly advanced violins. He occasionally creates individual pieces of violas and cellos.

$27,000.00 Price


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