About the Model R180
Scherl & Roth has built a tradition and legacy of fine craftsmanship, meticulous shop adjusted standards, and a focus on value for the student musician. These instruments continue to display the high standards Heinrich Roth brought from Germany and remain the favorite of educators for their reliability, playability, sound and construction. Each Scherl & Roth instrument is Set-up & Ready!
The fully laminated spruce top maple back and sides provide student friendly durability. True ebony pegs and fingerboard (not stained hardwood) facilitates reliable function and playability for many years. Hand inlaid purfling protects top and back from splitting damage. The shaded lacquer varnish gives durability for beginning students. Each instrument is set up by hand in Cleveland, Ohio to meet or exceed MENC (school requirements) for student instruments to give the player the best possible performance experience and inspiration. USA installed D’Addario Prelude strings provide a better tonal quality, longer string life and maximum playability. A good quality maple French Aubert bridge is carved so the feet match the top plate curvatures closely to transfer the most string vibration possible to produce the best tone and volume. A composite tailpiece with four integrated fine tuners makes the fine tuning of all strings easy and convenient for the student and teacher. A fiberglass bow gives the student a reliable camber without warping. The Mongolian horsehair ensures that the rosin adheres well and gives an even draw to the bow across the strings.