Top positive review
October 1, 2016
What a beautiful viola! I absolutely love this. The build and paint finish are gorgeous. I'm amazed that this level of quality can be had for such a low price. I am more of a pianist but have always wanted to learn the viola and didn't want to spend too much in case I later decide it's not for me. This has a nice sound and is a joy to play. I know a much more expensive viola will sound richer and hold its tune better but for the money this is a tremendous value. It even comes with a really good case and extra strings.
One word of caution though: The rosin supplied gave me incredible migraines. I think it may be coloured with tartrazine (which is a migraine trigger for myself and many others), so I would recommend not using it and buying some better quality rosin like D'Addarrio. I don't know this for certain but every time I used the rosin I got a migraine within hours. Normally I only get migraines a couple of times per year as I avoid tartrazine and my other triggers at all costs.