The Scott Cao 500 top is made of European spruce, and the body is flamed maple. It has an Ebony fingerboard, ebony fittings, and four fine tuners. These instruments have upgraded tone woods when compared to Scott Cao's 017 violins. The 500 series instruments are handmade by prize winning luthiers and every instrument is meticulously graduated, rewarding the player with a powerful and refined tone. Additionally, the 500 features a two-piece back, is hand varnished and strung with Thomastik Dominant Strings.
Handmade European Spruce Top, and Maple Body
Thomastik Dominant Strings
One fine tuner on the E string
During the past fifteen years, Scott has won many awards in international competitions. Five times out of six, Scott Cao was awarded the "tone" award by the Violin Society of America's international competition committee.