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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.

 

  • 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 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 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 Violins