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Cecilio CVA-400 Viola
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sweet cant wait to see them! cheers

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It has arrived!

And it is GORGEOUS!!

I had to double-check the outside of the box for the model number to be sure they sent me the same model. I just couldn't believe the difference...

I'm going to have a hard time getting any more work done here at the shop with this distraction in my office. Pictures later. I can't wait to show you all.

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That's great news! I'm still waiting for my e-violin replacement. I've had to do a few exchanges on a couple of violins and really happy with the replacements.

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Yay, looking forward to pictures!

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HeadCheese said:

It has arrived!

And it is GORGEOUS!!

I had to double-check the outside of the box for the model number to be sure they sent me the same model. I just couldn't believe the difference...

I'm going to have a hard time getting any more work done here at the shop with this distraction in my office. Pictures later. I can't wait to show you all.

I guess it was worth the wait then :-) Now your son can't say, "I told you" right?

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I wasn't worried about my son. It was my son's teacher I didn't want to face...

Had my first lesson with my own viola tonight for the first time. My favorite part was when my son and I played together. My least favorite? Being told how bad my hand position was... ;-)

I'll take the promised pictures when I get home from Aikido classes tonight.

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Oh Im so excited, cant wait to see them.... NVD? new viola day right? 

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Not as many photos this time, as it's late and the light in my living room isn't nearly so well suited to photography as at my office: Cecilio CVA-400 Viola

 

Some discrepancies from the official description: The viola is awfully shiny for having a "satin varnish," and this instrument has a one-piece back. Neither of those differences are going to get a complaint out of me, though. wink

 I think it is lovely.

 

Hats off to KK Music Store for the excellent customer service. I'll be writing a customer testimonial letter tomorrow to let them know how pleased I am. 

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Glad to hear how everything worked out and those pictures look like you got yourself a heck of a bargain.
Congratulations HC

Uploaded a few of these for your sake. cow-fingerscrossedcrossedfingers

Also started working on a Viola section but didn't get very far :-(

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lookin good!! time for you to start practising for the christmas project wink

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That reminds me that I can put the Christmas Project on the dedicated VIOLA PAGE since it is done anyway. exactly

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I've updated the photos in the gallery linked above with better ones taken at the shop.

 

As for the Christmas project – I've got to be able to make discernible notes come out of the Viola first, before I make any attempts to play part of a score. I'm still an absolute beginner! embarassed

 

<Edit> Fiddlerman – Perhaps you can move this entire thread into your fledgling VIOLA section, now that you've got a place to put it? Probably a better fit than here in the Violin section.

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It is really lovely! I hope it sounds as good as it looks....eventually.wink

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HeadCheese said:

<Edit> Fiddlerman – Perhaps you can move this entire thread into your fledgling VIOLA section, now that you've got a place to put it? Probably a better fit than here in the Violin section.

I really don't want to move this one because there are surely no users as of yet in the VIOLA section. <------ Why do we always shout that word?roflBesides, plenty of violinist are following this thread. Maybe if the VIOLA section get's popular we'll separate a little more. Viola is very much like the violin though and I feel that we belong in the same thread. After all, the VIOLA jokes are here. LOL Contrary to popular belief, we like violists.

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