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Scott Cao Violins

   Scott Cao is listed as one of the best contemporary violin makers in the world and he specializes in recreating copies of famous instruments, specifically those made by Antonio Stradivari and Guiseppe Guarneri del Gesu.

   His instruments are in the hands of professional players and have received countless awards, including winning the Tone award from the Violin Society of America six times.

Scott Cao builds violins in different model levels to suit differing needs. Click here to learn specifics about the different models.

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  • Scott Cao 017 Violin Outfit

    The Scott Cao 017 is the best student violin you can find when considering both the quality and ...

    The Scott Cao 017 is the best student violin you can find when considering both the quality and affordability of the instrument. Unlike other violins available in this price range, the 017 has fully hand carved scrolls, tops and backs while the finish is beautifully varnished by hand. Using flamed Chinese maple and spruce, the 017 produces a fine tone while being easy to play. Additionally, the 017 includes a Brazilwood bow and foam case, which makes this violin outfit extremely valuable at ...

    $562.50 $562.50 (9 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1743 Cannon

    About the Scott Cao 1743 Cannon   The 1743 Guarneri violin is known as "Il Cannone" or "the Canno...

    About the Scott Cao 1743 Cannon   The 1743 Guarneri violin is known as "Il Cannone" or "the Cannon" due to the power and full quality of its tone. This instrument was the favorite of Nicolo Paganini and was made by the renowned Cremona violin maker Guarneri - also known as del Gesu. The violin has distinct features such as a slightly shorter and thicker sound box and an markedly curved neck that set it apart from other violins. The tone of the Cannon is distinctly bright, yet very full, and i...

    $1,125.00 $7,200.00 (5 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1714 Soil

      The Soil is strikingly handsome and this 1714 Stradivari has had more experience on the concer...

      The Soil is strikingly handsome and this 1714 Stradivari has had more experience on the concert platform that almost any other violin. Played by Itzhak Perlman, the Soil is widely considered to be the best sounding Stradivari ever created. Other owners of this iconic instrument are French luthier and collector Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and Yehudi Menuhin. The beauty of the violin is found in it's extravagant maple wood figure which is illuminated and partly covered by Stradaviri's greatest v...

    $1,125.00 $7,200.00 (5 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1740 Ysaye

    About the Scott Cao 1740 Ysaye   At the start of his career, Ysaye managed to acquire an excellen...

    About the Scott Cao 1740 Ysaye   At the start of his career, Ysaye managed to acquire an excellent violin by J. B. Guadagnini (1711-1786). One day a lady came to see him with a request for lessons and he was immediately struck by the beauty of her violin. He asked the lady if she would lend him the instrument to take on his American tour. Ysaye guaranteed to insure it against all accidents, but this was only part of the transaction. On his return, he agreed to keep the Guarnerius and exchange...

    $1,215.00 $4,140.00 (4 variants)

  • Scott Cao 600

    The Scott Cao 600 violin is an upgraded version of the Scot Cao 500. The primary difference betwe...

    The Scott Cao 600 violin is an upgraded version of the Scot Cao 500. The primary difference between the instruments is that the 600 features higher flamed woods and an upgraded varnish. The varnish on the violin has a modern Italian color style and uses a natural resin. This violin also features a hill-style chin rest which rests over the tailpiece. The 600 series violins are handmade by award winning luthiers and each instrument is meticulously graduated, rewarding the player with a powerful...

    $783.00 $783.00 (5 variants)

  • Scott Cao 500

    The body of the Scott Cao 500 is made of flamed Chinese maple while the top is European spruce. I...

    The body of the Scott Cao 500 is made of flamed Chinese maple while the top is European spruce. It has an Indian Ebony fingerboard, ebony fittings, and four fine tuners. These instruments have upgraded tone woods when compared to Scott Cao's 017 violins. The 500 series instruments are handmade by prize winning luthiers and every instrument is meticulously graduated, rewarding the player with powerful and refined tone. Additionally, the 500 features a two-piece back, is hand varnished and stru...

    $657.00 $657.00 (5 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1733 Kreisler

    We feel very strongly that no specimen can exemplify del Gesu in his mature youth more strikingly...

    We feel very strongly that no specimen can exemplify del Gesu in his mature youth more strikingly than the 1733 Kreisler. It stands at the threshold of the master's redemption from the past, with the f-holes still revealing his indebtedness to Stradivari while the model and form of the instrument are all his own.  Reproductions of the 1733 Kreisler are available in the STV 750, 850, 950 and 1500 models by Scott Cao. All models of Scott Cao Violins are professionally setup and ready to play. ...

    $1,125.00 $4,140.00 (4 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1737 King Joseph

    The "King Joseph" Guarnerius del Gesu is one of the stars of the Fulton collection - a 1737 inst...

    The "King Joseph" Guarnerius del Gesu is one of the stars of the Fulton collection - a 1737 instrument so famous that it is the subject of a monograph by Chicago violin experts Bein & Fushi. This instrument was reported to be the first Guarnerius del Gesu to come to America. This amazing violin is considered one of the nine finest Guarneris in existence. The 1737 King Joseph is unusual as it has a one-piece back made of slab cut wood. It is similar in shape to the "Stern" and "Joachim" w...

    $1,215.00 $4,140.00 (4 variants)

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