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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 1679 Hellier

    About the Scott Cao 1679 Hellier Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-38...

    About the Scott Cao 1679 Hellier Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com   Philips Hill has called the Hellier "one of the finest Stradivaris in existence". It is presently held at the Smithsonian Museum. The dimensions of the Hellier differ from any other violin dated before 1684-85 and indicate that Stradivari was already contemplating changing proportions before he did in 1685. The perfect symmetry of the head and the position a...

    $3,960.00 $5,940.00 (2 variants)

  • Scott Shu-Kun Cao Bench Violin - Vieuxtemps 1741

    This violin is no longer available. Give us a call at 800-380-5979 for any questions you may have...

    This violin is no longer available. Give us a call at 800-380-5979 for any questions you may have about Scott Cao's bench violins.   This masterfully crafted violin by multi-award winning luthier Scott Cao himself is truly something to behold. Cao's work and attention to detail shine through on this copy of Guarneri del Gesu's 1741 famous "Vieuxtemps" violin. Scott Cao is known the world over for his meticulous accuracy in capturing the original essence of famous stringed instruments of the 1...

    $25,000.00

  • Scott Cao 1735 LaFont

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

    About the Scott Cao 1735 LaFont   Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com The earliest known owner of this violin was the French violinist and composer Charles Philippe Lafont. This violin was made in one of del Gesu's most prolific years when his output also included the King, D'Egville, and Plowden violins. A typical example of violins of that period, the Lafont possesses a powerful, resonant and penetrating sound quality, which...

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

  • Scott Cao 1704 Betts

    About the Scott Cao 1704 Betts Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380...

    About the Scott Cao 1704 Betts Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com   The Betts is one of Stradivari's finest works and marked the beginning of what is described as his "Golden Period". The violin was originally purchased by Betts at the Royal Exchange in London for the sum of one guinea. Today, the Betts violin is considered one of the four or five greatest violins in existence. The Betts is unique in that its enormous power a...

    $2,430.00 $4,140.00 (2 variants)

  • Scott Cao STA-850 Viola

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    sta-850

    $1,890.00 $1,890.00 (4 variants)

  • Scott Cao Maggini

    The Scott Cao Maggini is a remake of the violin made by Giovanni Paolo Maggini. Aesthetically, th...

    The Scott Cao Maggini is a remake of the violin made by Giovanni Paolo Maggini. Aesthetically, the Maggini features minimal antiquing, a one-piece back, and a unique double purfling around the edge of the instrument.  The tone of the violin is clear and bright while having a strong low register, which was typical of Maggini's violins. This instrument is ideal for both orchestral & ensemble work, but can stand alone as a solo instrument as well.   Reproductions of the Maggini are available...

    $1,215.00 $1,710.00 (2 variants)

Scott Cao Violins