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Violin Viola Cello, made in Scott Cao China factory

Instruments made in Scott Cao's Guangzhou, China factory

Unlike most factory made instruments, ours are fully hand carved by a group of skilled makers trained by Scott Cao's students. These instruments feature carved scroll, carved tops, back arching and beautifully applied hand-painted varnish. These instruments are graduated by hand and finished according to the specifications of the traditional style. Due to the fine tone, pleasing appearance, and competitive price, they make excellent instruments for beginner and are perfect for shop rental programs.

Model SeriesDescription
017, 017CE, 017E Chinese maple (moderate flame) and spruce, Indian ebony fingerboard, Indian rosewood pegs, chinrest, and tailpiece. 4 fine tuners. Built and varnished in Guangzhou.
017CE made with Chinese wood, antique varnish.
017E made with European maple and spruce with antique varnish, Indian rosewood or ebony fittings.
ModelAvailable Sizes
Violin OutfitSTV017E4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4
STV0174/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/32
SYV1504/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/32
Viola OutfitSTA017E15", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
STA01711", 12", 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5", 17"
SYA15012", 13", 14", 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5"
CelloSTC017E4/4, 3/4, 1/2
STC0174/4, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
SYC1504/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
BassSTB0174/4, 3/4, 1/2
STB1504/4, 3/4, 1/2
They are wonderful products. We will sell more of these instruments and let more people know about them.

Carl Applebaum

Violin Shop Owner