We have a large stock of violas, from student to intermediate instruments. With such a large fleet, our stock is constantly changing and we have used, nearly new, and brand new instruments in stock. Consignment instruments are often in store. Our used instruments have been thoroughly cleaned and set-up before resale.
Small Size Violas are available for rent and purchase!
We carry Romaninan-made Gliga violas, Eastman violas and violas from Jay Haide and Moar Instruments. The majority of our small-size, student violas are from Gliga.
In 2012, we were excited to announce a new line of instruments,
unique to Prussin Music – Moar Instruments.
Moar Instruments are our in-house line of antiqued string instruments. They have been well-received by many members of Vancouver’s music community.
Visit our dedicated Moar page to find out more!
You can also get an inside look into how instruments are made.
We love Gliga Instruments for our student violas, and so do our customers!
See how instruments are made at the Gliga factory in Romania:
Our student violas are quality instruments, with real ebony fingerboards and pegs, a Wittner tailpiece with 4 fine-tuners, high quality strings and a quality ebony or Wittner chinrest.
We have violins, violas and cellos in ALL SIZES! Come in to fit your child with the right size instrument. We can help you find the right size for your child.
Each student viola purchase or rental includes a hardshell case, a real wood Pernambuco bow (or carbon-fibre if preferred), and rosin. That means you are ready to go with one simple price, either for rent or purchase. Other string accessories are available for purchase, including sponges and shoulder rests, extra or replacement strings, practice and orchestral mutes.
Visit our Orchestral Strings Accessories page
All of our violas are fully and properly set-up by our in-house luthier Ian or our string expert Randy. Proper set-up means that the instrument will be in good working order when you get it, with proper bridge placement, proper soundpost placement and a quality, straight Pernambuco bow. Randy and Ian are available to help you change your strings, fix a sticky peg, change your chinrest or tailpiece. We also restring bows, repair cracked instruments and offer many other repair services. We have a someone available in the store for any basic repairs 7 days a week. For more complicated repairs, please visit us Monday through Friday.
Check out our Orchestral String Repair Department
Viola rentals are always available at Prussin Music!
All of our rental instruments come with a free maintenance kit, music folder, travel tag and maintenance repairs during the rental period. If you purchase an instrument you also get a free music stand.
- Available for rent starting from $15.00 per month (used)
- Available for purchase starting from $400.00 (used)
We can help you find the right instrument for you or your child, any day of the week.
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