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Eastman Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ Viola 16 in.

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An acoustic viola meets modern technology.

The Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola gives you the best of both worlds. It has the traditional acoustic sound and style of a viola along with the ability to plug in thanks to its integrated pickup system and endpin jack. Made of resonant tonewoods, this viola produces a warm, rich tone whether unplugged or amplified.

Integrated Pickup System Provides Versatility

The Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola features an integrated pickup system embedded in its top. This allows you to plug into an amplifier or PA system, and be heard in any venue. A discrete 3.5 mm jack located by the endpin makes the pickup system virtually unnoticeable when unplugged. You'll enjoy the natural acoustic sound of this viola as well as the option of amplification when performing for larger crowds or recording in the studio.

Handcrafted From Premium Tonewoods

The resonant tonewoods used in the construction of the Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola lend it a warm, vibrant tone. The solid spruce top, and maple back and sides were carefully selected by expert craftsmen to produce an instrument with rich overtones and balanced sound across all four strings. These tonewoods give the VA145 Series+ viola a full, projecting tone whether playing unplugged or through an amplifier.

Traditional Styling With Modern Playability

While the Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola maintains a traditional viola shape and style, it also provides exceptional playability thanks to its comfortable neck profile, low action and high-quality fittings. The ebony fingerboard and pegs provide a smooth surface for fingering. The lightweight maple bridge and tailpiece contribute to the viola's resonant qualities. A fully carved top and back along with hand-cut F-holes result in an instrument that is as beautiful to look at as it is to play.

Premium Appointments for Stunning Looks

The Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola is adorned with premium appointments that highlight its exceptional craftsmanship. The ebony fingerboard is bound with maple and accented with pearl position markers. An ebony chin rest provides comfort during long practice or performance sessions. Gold-plated tuners featuring pearl buttons keep this viola in tune and add a touch of elegance. No detail has been overlooked in the construction of this stunning instrument.


  • Solid spruce top with flamed maple back and sides
  • Integrated pickup system with 3.5 mm output jack
  • Ebony fingerboard, pegs and chinrest
  • D'Addario Prelude strings

Discover the acoustic and amplified potential of the Samuel Eastman VA145 Series+ viola.


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