- Selected spruce front
- Figured maple back, ribs and neck
- Inlaid purfling
- Traditional shellac varnish
- Ebony fingerboard and pegs
- Professional quality branded strings
The Stentor Messina is the first Stentor's range of high-grade orchestral models. These are superb handcrafted instruments, carved from selected and figured tonewoods. The Stentor Messina viola is made in a specialist hand workshop within the Stentor factory, where the most skilled individual workers produce under the close supervision of a master maker, in a traditional luthier's environment that would be familiar to makers throughout the centuries. The result is a fine instrument with a superior finish and sound. The viola is finished with a hand-applied traditional shellac varnish and fitted with professional quality branded strings. All instruments are individually workshop fitted.