About the Hidersine Vivente Viola Outfit
Get the best start you can:
When you’re starting out on an unknown journey, such as learning a new musical instrument, it’s understandably tempting to go for the very cheapest option possible ‘just to see how it goes’. But, deep down we all know that it’s not actually the best idea…”
Having a proper instrument on which to start learning will undoubtedly help you or your child get the very best results possible. If you have an instrument that hasn’t been set up properly or one that hasn’t been built as well as it should, no matter how much practice you do, it isn’t going to sound any better.
So, by choosing a Hidersine Vivente instrument, you will give yourself, your child, or your student the best chance of advancing at a good pace, as the instrument will be capable of genuinely reflecting your own ever-growing level of skill.
A tone that will continually improve.
Hidersine Vivente instruments feature a solid spruce top – or sound-table. This is important because your instrument’s primary voice is formed by this sound-table, and therefore the top can resonate as a single, coherent structure and sound great as a result. Plus, as the wood ages and the solid tonewood top gradually relaxes at a cellular level into its natural rest state, it will resonate even naturally, and the sound will improve further. Winner!
Your Vivente viola is supplied as an outfit, which is to say it is complete with what you need to get started. Besides the instrument itself, also included is an oblong case with internal accessory compartments and an outer music pocket. The attractive Hidersine case has a light-reflective strip on the outer cover, a zipped opening and a comfy handle too. All aspects of the outfit are upgradeable.
Most importantly, your Vivente outfit includes a Brazilwood bow as standard, without which no sound is possible. Just tighten the hair, apply a little of the included Hidersine rosin, and the bow is ready to play… as you will be too.
Ebony – Feels great, plays great:
Vivente violas all benefit from a genuine Ebony fingerboard. This prized hardwood has traditionally been used for fingerboards for hundreds of years due to its truly long-lasting properties. Unlike stained or ‘ebonized’ softwoods often used on student instruments, genuine Ebony will not mark, pit or wear out under lengthy playing periods. Rather it will remain structurally sound for a very long time, and will also feel smooth on the fingers, helping make the playing experience more pleasant all round.
An exclusive appearance.
Hidersine Vivente instruments not only have a solid top, but they also have solid Maple ribs and backs too. These solid tonewood sections further enhance the instrument’s natural tone. The top produces the instrument’s primary voice, and the back and sides add the character.
The solid Maple core is enhanced further by a ‘graphic flame’ finish. This is a special finishing technique which gives the appearance of visually top-grade, flamed maple, so your Vivente instrument has the appearance of a much more exclusive instrument.
Supplied with as the Standard Outfit:
Oblong Styrofoam Case with accessory compartment and music pocket (upgradeable)
Brazilwood, Half-mounted bow (upgradeable)
Hidersine Rosin block
Solid Spruce Table, Solid Maple back and ribs with graphic flame, Carved Maple Neck, Genuine Ebony fingerboard and pegs, Alloy Tailpiece, Steel Strings.
Hidersine Vivente Viola Configurable Options
The Hidersine Vivente viola is available in the following sizes: 12″, 13″, 14″, 15″, 15.5″ and 16″ and we offer the following options in our outfit configurator.
You can choose either the factory standard setup or our Luthier setup. If you select our Luthier setup, one of our Luthiers will setup and finish your viola to the highest standard, improving the playability and tone of the viola. We discount our Luthier setup by 60% on new instruments. We can do this because all setup work is carried out ‘in house’ and we absorb some of the setup cost in our retailer’s margin.
Tuning Peg Options
The factory ebony pegs are standard viola pegs or you can upgrade to Wittner finetune geared pegs. The advantage of the geared pegs is the instrument is much easier to tune without the need to use string adjusters and the viola will stay in tune for longer without adjustment. The viola will be delivered with your choice of pegs fitted.
We will fit your choice of strings to your viola in our workshop. You can choose the factory synthetic core strings that are a no-cost option or you can upgrade to better quality strings.
Choose from the factory-supplied Half Mounted viola bow or upgrade to superior bow with a 10% discount.
Choose your viola case from the Hidersine oblong viola case that is a no-cost option or upgrade to a different viola case with a 10% discount.