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Violin Viola Cello, made in Scott Cao's Campbell California workshop

We have a team of ten working at our Campbell workshop. Among them are international award winning makers. They make and finish instruments strictly under the supervision of master maker Scott Cao.

All the instruments are made with selected European Wood (Mostly maple from Bosnia and Italian spruce.) The finish of these instruments is applied to resemble either an antique or a straight new finish. The beautiful oil varnish used follows the traditional methods perfected by the Italian master makers of centuries past.

Instruments made in our Campbell workshop are in the hands of advanced students and professional players. Teachers across the nation have been recommending Scott's instruments for years.

Model SeriesDescription
Signature SeriesExact copy varnish. Best quality 10 years aged Bosnian maple. Italian spruce. Indian ebony fingerboard. Boxwood fittings. Entirely built and varnished in Campbell Studio by award winning makers.
1500Exact copy varnish. Best quality 10 years aged Bosnian maple, Italian spruce. Indian ebony fingerboard. Boxwood fittings. Built, varnished, and set up in Campbell Studio.
950Copy of famous instrument. High quality European maple, Italian spruce, Indian ebony fingerboard, and Hill style boxwood fittings. Varnished, and set up in Campbell Studio. Viola & Cello are Italian spruce top and Chinese or European Maple back.
ModelAvailable Sizes
ViolinSignature Series4/4
STV1500 [Photo]4/4
STV9504/4, 3/4, 1/2
ViolaSignature Series15", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
STA150015", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
STA95015", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
CelloSignature Series4/4
STC1500 [Photo]4/4
STC9504/4

*Scott Cao Violins no longer offers the 780 and 880 models.

They are wonderful instruments, sounds great and are applauded by teachers.

Jean Stucky

Suzuki School of Music