Steffen Nowak, Maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos in baroque and modern style
Viola after Antonio Stradivari 'Tuscan' of 1690 16 1/4 '' (413mm).
The original Viola is part of the unique collection of musical
instruments in the Library of Congress in Washington.
In this new interpretation I choose again very well seasoned wood: a 1 piece sycamore slab back, able to produce warmth and depth to the sound as well as matching ribs and a front very close in keeping to the original. Staying with Strads design I made the head with a cello style shouldered peg box (but fitted with a double nut for easy fingering in half positions).
The model is elegant with the drooping shoulders enabling higher left
hand positions with ease. The varnish is highly transparent of a light
orange golden colour. The high quality rosewood fittings are by Harald
Some thoughts on making an 'unfashionable' Strad Viola:
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Available in Paris (please enquire) - Disponible à Paris (consulter)
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