Providing a natural progression in performance and response for advancing students, each Sebastian step-up instrument is handcrafted, painstakingly graduated to enhance performance, and reflect careful adjustment for proper playability. The Sebastian Artist step-up model viola features superbly flamed two-piece back with matching ribs, and finely-grained spruce top, with inlaid purfling and genuine ebony fittings. The beautifully figured tonewoods, fine craftsmanship, and attractively shaded golden brown finish ensure excellent performance and contribute to genuine pride of ownership.
Each Sebastian step-up viola comes with Knilling approved factory adjustment, D’Addario Prelude steelcore strings, German Aubert One Star model maple bridge, Guarneri model ebony chinrest, and composite tailpiece with four built-in tuners. The outfit includes a deluxe, oblong case with zippered cover with music pocket and storm flaps, locking center latch, padded handle, multiple shoulder strap rings, and adjustable shoulder straps. The semi-French-fitted interior of the cases are fully lined, with matching lined blanket, four bows holders, hygrometer and generous lidded accessory compartment. Outfit includes durable and responsive carbon composite bow with leather thumb grip and wire winding, fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian eye inlay and white horsehair.