Hagen Weise 230 Viola 15"
This viola was made in the workshop of master luthier Hagen Weise. Weise has been active since 1991 when he commenced work for the Roderisch Paesold Company in Bubenreuth, Germany. In 2004 Weise successfully completed his master violin-making examination. Since 2010 Weise has been dedicated to making fine instruments in his own workshop located in Bubenreuth, Germany. This instrument comes with a certificate from the maker.
The Hagen 230 has a two piece, moderately flamed maple back & the top is made from spruce. This viola has a good cover of dark to golden brown varnish & has been lightly antiqued. The 230 has ebony fittings and a wittner tailpiece.
Overall this viola has a warm sound & good projection. This instrument has great resonance & a well-balanced sound. This instrument would be suitable for early tertiary study, and the advanced musician. This viola is currently fitted with Larsen ‘Virtuoso’ strings which add a touch of brightness & projection to the overall warmth of this instrument.
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WHAT MAKES THE HAGEN 230 DIFFERENT TO THE HAGEN 220?
Higher quality of timber (seen in the higher flame on the back, sides, neck & scroll)
A brighter sound with greater projection due to the higher grade of timber & varnishing