A perfect blend of quality, durability, and beautiful sound, the Glasser Carbon Composite AE 16'' Viola is a great option for violists looking to move into electric instruments, and for players who are looking for a solid instrument that performs well in the toughest circumstances. Made from state-of-the-art carbon fiber and other composite materials, this instrument is solidly constructed to withstand temperature and humidity changes with ease, and also offers great tuning stability. The AE viola has a clear and resonant acoustic tone. The active piezo pickup in the bridge and preamp, developed in partnership with Bartolini Electronics, offer amplification and control of that acoustic sound in settings where the player needs more output.
These AE instruments are outfitted with Planetary geared tuning pegs, which offer worry-free precision tuning, as well as a Glasser composite tailpiece with fine tuners. This precision tuning, with the composite body on the instrument make the hassle of tuning the instrument anything but. The instrument's traditional shape also allows use of traditional shoulder rests. All Glasser instruments come with a limited lifetime warranty and are eligible for service or upgrade through Glasser's Reconditioning Program. The Glasser Carbon Composite AE Viola is a fabulous sounding instrument with a striking look, designed for the player looking for a quality instrument useful in acoustic and electric settings.