A Fine Smaller Viola

This is a recently completed 15-5/8″ body length (40.0 cm) viola with a 14-1/2″ string length (36.9 cm). It’s my model inspired by the outline of a 1560 Andrea Amati viola. I spent a good session with a professional violist optimizing the setup on this instrument — it speaks easily and is remarkably even across the strings. It has a large, woody voice, with a terrific C-string (and plenty of resistance) for a smaller instrument. This instrument is an excellent choice for a smaller violist or an orchestral musician who just wants a more manageable instrument for those long gigs! Available for audition.

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