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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 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 STA-850 Viola

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    sta-850

    $1,890.00 $1,890.00 (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 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 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 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. ...

    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 one fine tuner. These instruments have upgraded tonewoods 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 strung...

    $657.00 $657.00 (5 variants)

  • Scott Cao 017 Violin Outfit

    The Scott Cao 017 is one of the best values you can find in any student violin under $600. This ...

    The Scott Cao 017 is one of the best values you can find in any student violin under $600. This is one of the few student violins available that is completely hand made with a traditional oil finish, ebony fingerboard, ebony or rosewood fittings, and setup and strung with Dominant Strings.  The hand-applied oil finish is more durable than the alternative high gloss spray finishes, which tend to chip and splinter. The oil finish also allows the woods of the violin to resonate freely, producin...

    $562.50 $562.50 (9 variants)

Scott Cao Violins