What Makes the D Z Strad Viola Model 101 Unique?
For a novice practice instrument, the D Z Strad Viola Model 101 is unique. This viola is the preferred instrument amongst Suzuki teachers. With its outstanding design, warm tones, pleasing notes, and superb shape, the Model 101 has a smooth body that makes it easy to hold and lift.
The instrument is hand-carved with toned woods. DZ Strad used organic tones for the color which makes the instrument pleasing to the eye in an orchestral environment. For some, the price of any D Z Strad instrument may seem steep, but when you look at the hard work put into a viola it is worth spending your hard-earned money on it.
You can buy the D Z Strad Model 101 viola in many different sizes ranging from 12-inches right through to 16.5-inches. This viola also does not need many upgrades so you don’t spend much money out-of-pocket once you’ve bought the instrument.
You may find a cheaper viola online, but you can be assured that most violas in this price range for the intermediate player are not made of quality materials. You may also pay more for upgrades or repairs later on which could end up costing you a fortune.
- Favored by many private and Suzuki teachers
- Durable design and made from hardwood toned wood
- Top is made from selected Russian Spruce that is air dried over a period of 5 years
- Includes the viola, bag, bow, and rosin
Who Is It Made For?
The D Z Strad Viola Model 101 is an intermediate musical instrument designed for the student who has been playing for at least a year. Teachers recommend this viola for beginners and intermediate viola player.
Although it does not compare to its counterpart the D Z Strad 509, it comes close and is a unique practice piece.
How Much Will You Pay?
The D Z Strad Model 101 viola typically costs between $300-$400 for a high-quality instrument. When you look at the design and craftsmanship used, it is worth every cent compared to other high-end viola brands that you can buy online.
What Do You Get with the Outfit?
When you buy this intermediate viola, you receive the best instrument for intermediate viola students, an included horsehair bow, a shoulder rest, and rosin.
The included case keeps your viola secure in place and you can place the bow in with the cover to separate them from each other. The strings are of high quality and need no upgrade, saving you quite a bit.