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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 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 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 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 1714 Soil

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

    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 its extravagant maple wood figure which is illuminated and partly covered by Stradivari's greatest varn...

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

  • Scott Cao 1741 Vieuxtemps

    Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpro...

    Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com Vieuxtemps played on this violin for over 15 years, and in his letter of 1878, he refers to it as his old friend and inseparable companion. Vieuxtemps also mentions that the violin helped him compose his D minor concerto (no.4, op.31) which was published around 1850. It is highly likely that he would have given the premiere of his 4th and 5th concertos, which date from 1850 and 1861 on this ...

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

  • Scott Cao 1716 Messiah

    About the Scott Cao 1716 Messiah Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-3...

    About the Scott Cao 1716 Messiah Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com The Messiah is considered the greatest surviving Stradivari violin by most leading experts, and this replica truly lives up to its heritage. Thickness graduation maps of the "Messiah" violin show similar characteristics to those of the Betts (1704), Cremonese (1715), Tuscan-Medici (1716), and other Golden Age Stradivarius violins. Top plates are generally thi...

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

Scott Cao Violins