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Peter Zaret & Sons Violin shop has an extensive inventory of superb Violas, ranging from the Old Masters to high-quality new instruments from around the world. Our store’s selection includes instruments for the most discriminating professional and/or collector, to those important early instruments for students.

Over the years, we have successfully helped hundreds of violists find an instrument that is ideal for his or her individual playing style, musical needs and skill levels. This is a particularly interesting and idiosyncratic challenge with violas as they are far less standardized than violins. Furthermore, violas as instruments have the built-in challenge of being too small for their acoustical range. Among other things it is more difficult to achieve a correct balance between all the strings as opposed to the violin and particular care must be taken to select strings and string combinations that complement the individual viola.