Electro Acoustic Brazilian Viola Giannini Raiz VS1H Goal EQ NS

SKU: 26020



Giannini presents the new compensated brazilian violas from the Raiz series, VS1H and VS4H, developed after listening to what musicians would like to improve in their instrument. The models feature a compensated saddle with more appropriate octave compensation and more precise tuning; comfortable neck in “D” profile, as on Pantanal violas, ensuring pleasant playability; and 46 mm nut, for a better grip.

The VS1H and VS4H models are available in acoustic and electroacoustic versions, with a solid Marupá top and back and sides options in Gonçalo Alves and Imbuia (VS1H) or Louro Faia and Imbuia (VS4H). Matte finish.

The Woods


It has excellent sound speed and an articulate tone, with dominant midranges (i.e., good treble and balanced bass). Used as a substitute for Spruce in the tops of acoustic instruments, and for Maple or Poplar in solid bodies. As it is a typical tree of floodplain forests, Marupá is common to be found in the Amazon region. With low density and grain, without visible veins (white-yellowish predominance in color), medium to coarse texture, it is easy to work with, dries quickly and allows for a good finish.

Gonçalo Alves

With better results on instruments with steel strings, known internationally as the “Brazilian Koa”, its timbre is similar to Maple, but with a lower sound propagation speed. A species of tropical tree native to South America, distributed in the Amazon region, the Gonçalo Alves (or Muiracatiara) is found most frequently in the states of Pará and Maranhão. Heavy, reddish, with streaked veins and the occurrence of blackish longitudinal bands, it has high durability and resistance.

Brazilian Cedar

Widely used in solid instruments, due to its lightness and stability. The sound provided by Brazilian Cedro is characterized by a deeper and velvety tone, excellent bright definition (as it is not very resinous), good projection and sustain. Natural wood from open forests and fields with a hot/humid climate, widely distributed in the North region, mainly in the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia. It has low density, medium to thick texture, pinkish-beige color, and veins forming smooth regular designs.


Used in acoustic instruments and in the creation of fingerboards and bridges. It produces pieces with good sound, beautiful finishing and excellent sustain, with a brighter tone than Rosewood, but which manages to retain the warmth for which Rosewood is celebrated. Its color varies from light yellowish brown to brownish brown, with dark veins forming characteristic and exotic irregular designs. Known for its rigidity, moderately light and very durable, Pau-Ferro is found in Goiás, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo and Paraná states.


What you will find in this model

  • Bi-directional Truss Rod
  • 3 Band
  • Tuner
  • Temperada

Back and sides

What you will find in this model

  • Gonçalo Alves


Shapes available in this series

  • Classic Viola Shape

Nut Width

Sizes available in this series

  • Viola 46 mm


Sizes available in this series

  • 38"


  • Origem: Brasil
  • Shape: Padrão clássico viola caipira, eletroacústica
  • Cor: Natural Satin
  • Tampo: Marupá maciço
  • Lateral e Fundo: Gonçalo Alves
  • Braço: Cedro Brasileiro
  • Tensor: Bi-direcional
  • Escala: Pau-Ferro
  • Comprimento da escala: 580 mm (22,83”)
  • Cavalete: Pau-Ferro
  • Tarraxas: Pino fino douradas
  • Pestana: Osso
  • Largura da pestana: 46 mm (1,81”)
  • Rastilho: Osso, com compensação de oitava específica por corda
  • Largura do rastilho: 82 mm (3,22”)
  • Equalizador: MT-3, ativo 3 bandas com afinador cromático e saída P-10
  • Acabamento: Verniz fosco
  • Cordas: Giannini Série Cobra GESVNL Leve
  • Headstock: Cedro com filete em Imbúia
  • Largura da caixa: 335 x 245 mm
  • Altura da caixa: 95 x 107 mm
  • Tamanho total: 95,5 cm (37,6”)
  • Acompanha: Chave de ajuste do tensor, bateria 6F22 9V

*Product subject to change in his features without notice