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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 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 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 1709 Viotti

    About the Scott Cao 1709 Viotti Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-38...

    About the Scott Cao 1709 Viotti Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com   Created with professional craftsmanship, the wood of the Viotti is superior and the ruby-like varnish makes this violin incomparable. In France the Viotti was admired and highly sought after among the instrument-makers of the time, most notably Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. The first biography of Stradivari appeared in the middle of the century by François Fetis....

    $1,710.00 $7,200.00 (4 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 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 1715 Emperor

    About the Scott Cao 1715 Emperor Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-3...

    About the Scott Cao 1715 Emperor Please call or email to check availability on this model. 800-380-5979 customerservice@violinpros.com The celebrated violin universally known as "The Emperor" can justly claim to be one of the finest instruments that ever left the hands of Antonio Stradivari. The tone of "The Emperor "is brilliant, rich, and sonorous. In a large concert hall, it's carrying power is marvelous. Reproductions of the 1715 Emperor are available in the STV 950 and 1500 models by Sc...

    $2,610.00 $4,140.00 (2 variants)

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