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Glarry GVA201 16 inch Full Size Acoustic Viola Natural Retrovert

Glarry GVA201 16 inch Full Size Acoustic Viola Natural Retrovert

Glarry GVA201 16 inch Acoustic Viola Natural
SKU: 17001435
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Color Natural Retrovert
$69.99  $89.99
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Glarry GVA201 Viola

Affordable 16-Inch Full Size Viola

This Glarry viola impresses with its price, making it a very affordable choice for students who have never played the viola before and want to try it for the first time. It is made of high-quality natural wood, ensuring a soft and deep sound quality, with a loud and stable tone. The 16-inch size is very suitable for adults and larger teenagers, providing comfortable fitting and an easy playing experience.

The Glarry viola comes with a high-quality hard case, a lightweight bow, and rosin, making this set particularly suitable for beginners.

It offers two finish options: Natural and Retrovert.

Glarry is known for providing affordable instruments with good quality and performance, specifically designed to meet the needs of beginner viola students, intermediate violists, and viola enthusiasts.

Reasonable prices that everyone can afford!

  • 1. Excellent Materials:

    Made from even-textured natural wood, it is easy to vibrate and quickly transmits sound, ensuring maximum resistance to deformation and cracking.

  • 2. Great Sound:

    The hand-carved Maple top and Basswood back and sides ensure a soft and deep tonality, with a sound that is both loud and stable.

  • 3. Comfortable Playing:

    The 16-inch size combined with fine craftsmanship and an Aluminium Alloy fingerboard, provides a perfect hand feel and a comfortable playing experience.


1. The bridge will not be pre-set to prevent damage during shipping.

2. The viola needs to be tuned each time before playing. When tuning, push the pegs inward to ensure they stay in place; sometimes extra force is needed to prevent the pegs from slipping.

3. The first time you use the bow, it needs to be rosined for 5 minutes (or 30-50 full passes). After every 4-6 hours of practice, reapply rosin to the bow.

4. After playing the viola, gently clean it with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth to remove rosin build-up on the strings and any dust, oil, or sweat.

Bridge Installation

Step 1

Loosen the strings slightly to avoid breaking them when placing the bridge.

Step 2

Align the notches on the bridge with all four violin strings.

Step 3

Hold the bottom of the bridge with both hands and stand it vertically on the panel.

Step 4

Place it in the middle of the F-holes and correspond to both notches horizontally of the "F" holes.

How to Adjust a Bow?

Pure horse hair

Adjust the tightness of the horse hair

The most curved part of the middle of the bow is about 0.4in from the hair

The bow can be used after being polished with rosin


Viola ColorNatural; Retrovert
Top MaterialMaple
Face MaterialBasswood
Back MaterialBasswood
Side MaterialBasswood
Tuning Peg MaterialBlacked Wood
Fingerboard MaterialAluminium Alloy
Chin Rest MaterialBlacked Wood
End Pin MaterialBlacked Wood
Viola Bridge MaterialMaple
Viola Bow MaterialArbor
Viola Length68cm
Bow Length29.13" / 74 cm
Viola Dimensions(26.77 x 9.45 x 3.14)" / (68 x 24 x 8)cm (L x W x H)
Case Dimensions (33.66 x 11.41 x 6.10)" / (85.5 x 29 x 15.5)cm (L x W x H)
Viola Weight 59.97oz / 1700g

Package Includes:

1 x Viola

1 x Case

1 x Bow

1 x Rosin

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by S***l

on February 28,2024

This was the good viola for my granddaughter who just begin her study. The only drawback was that the rosin was shattered.

by M***.

on February 23,2024

Nicely made, decent tone, strings and rosin are not good though. Spent $30 on a set of new strings and it made a huge improvement. Definitely a good buy!

by M***e

on February 11,2024

Great for very beginner.

by B***y

on February 04,2024

It does not have a full sound, and the bow is flimsy. But it is good for a very beginner who does not want to pay $800. Especially it's only $75! You get what you pay for. The case is nice.

by C***n

on January 27,2024

This is my first viola and I love it. The sound is nice and warm and deep, (at least to my current ears...) I like it very much.

by P***s

on January 23,2024

Delivered quickly, without damage, as advertised. I tuned it myself with a simple tuner. Sounds nice.

by A***s

on January 15,2024

Excellent quality except for the strings.

by R***s

on January 12,2024

My wife wanted to learn how to play the viola. It looked beautiful. She takes a couple of days to "hold" the tune. But she is satisfied with the result. I would recommend for anyone needing a starter viola!

by K***s

on January 04,2024

Worth every dollar. I'm happy with it!!

by B***s

on December 26,2023

Viola is lovely and stays in tune surprisingly well. I'm an adult beginner on viola and was expecting a much less quality instrument. But the finish is lovely, the sound is pleasing, and it's surprisingly easy to play with the factory strings. The case is what you'd expect on a budget instrument.

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Glarry offers great price and better quality goods and services for music lovers who have ideals, ambitions and make constant efforts to realize their musical dreams!

Believe us, the Glarry online store is home to the wide selection of better musical instruments. We are always working to bring you  better deals, all with better service. Glarry is always on the lookout for the latest musical innovations.

At Glarry, customer satisfaction is always our number one priority. Our aim is to provide every person with an enjoyable music making experience by delivering quality music products and services at competitive prices in an inspiring retail environment.

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