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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 1715 Cremonese

    About the Scott Cao 1715 Cremonese Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-...

    About the Scott Cao 1715 Cremonese Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com The Cremonese violin is one of Stradivari's greatest masterpieces made during his "Golden Era". This violin was once owned by the famous violinist Joseph Joashim and later returned to the Italian city of Cremona in 1961. The choice of wood, pattern, arching and varnish used to create the sound of the Cremonese is proof of Stradivari's genius. This violin has...

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

  • Scott Cao STA-017 Viola Outfit

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

    The Scott Cao 017 is the best student viola you can find when considering both the quality and affordability of the instrument. Unlike other violas 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 viola outfit extremely valuable at a p...

    $621.00 $621.00 (8 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1742 Lord Wilton

    About the 1742 Lord Wilton Considered a masterpiece, the 1742 Lord Wilton was constructed during ...

    About the 1742 Lord Wilton Considered a masterpiece, the 1742 Lord Wilton was constructed during del Gesu's later years. This instrument was in the possession of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin and would become his favorite violin to play in public. A letter from Menuhin in 1974 tells how he preferred the tone of his Guarneri over that of his Stradivari violin. Guarneri used deeply rippled, beautifully figured maple for the back, neck, and scroll. While the maple is typically used by Guarn...

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

  • Scott Cao 1716 Provigny

    About the Scott Cao 1716 Provigny In character, the "Provigny" is similar to the famous "Cessol" ...

    About the Scott Cao 1716 Provigny In character, the "Provigny" is similar to the famous "Cessol" of the same year, slightly less bold than the instruments of the preceding  years, though certainly handsome and elegant. The violin is owned by the Conseratoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Reproductions of the 1716 Provigny are available in the STV 950 and 1500 models by Scott Cao. All models of Scott Cao Violins are professionally setup and ready to play. Click here to learn more abo...

    $1,530.00 $4,140.00 (3 variants)

  • Scott Cao 1713 Gibson

    About the Scott Cao 1713 Gibson Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-38...

    About the Scott Cao 1713 Gibson Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com Stolen on February 28th, 1936 at Huberman's recital at Carnegie Hall, this 1713 Strad was missing for more than 50 years before being recovered. Currently, the violin is owned and played by Joshua Bell. The 1713 Gibson violin has a fine red varnish which covers it in a pure state as applied by the maker. Reproductions of the 1713 Gibson are available in the ST...

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

  • Scott Cao Da Salo

    The Scott Cao Da Salo is a remake of the violin made by Gasparo da Salò. Gaspar's violins are kno...

    The Scott Cao Da Salo is a remake of the violin made by Gasparo da Salò. Gaspar's violins are known for being easy to play while having a full bodied tone with strong projection. Aesthetically, the Da Salo is unique as it has fleur-de-lis pattern on the top and bottom of the one-piece back. This instrument is ideal for both orchestral & ensemble work, but can stand alone as a solo instrument with it's strong projection. Additionally, Gasparo da Salò taught the art of violin making to Giov...

    $1,215.00

  • Scott Cao 1740 Ex-David

    About the Scott Cao 1740 Ex-David Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-...

    About the Scott Cao 1740 Ex-David Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com The mystery continues concerning how the Guarneri and Stradivari families managed to build instruments that, nearly three centuries later, are the preferred brands of the world's top violinists. "There are many theories about it, but nobody knows exactly," Barantschik said of the Guarnerius secret. The type of wood is an obvious possibility, but no one is ce...

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

  • Scott Cao 1735 Plowden

    About the Scott Cao 1735 Plowden Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-3...

    About the Scott Cao 1735 Plowden Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com   The Plowden Guarneri is unmatched in wood, varnish, and style. The elegant f-holes are refined in execution and moderate in style, but show the sweeping lines associated with Guarneri's mature work. The purfling is substantial, with a wider white then typical for Guarneri, and well-formed "bee sting" miters. The scroll has crisp, faceted carving and deep sc...

    $1,710.00 $4,140.00 (3 variants)

Scott Cao Violins