Steffen Nowak, Maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos in baroque and modern style
Viola after Gasparo da Salo - the ex 'Kievman'
A viola after the smallest surviving intact and uncut Viola of the Brescian master, showing flowing lines, spontaneous carving and a decorated back. At 390mm back length (15 3/8'') and a string length of 352mm this is an excellent and easily playable viola, with a surprising large sound. The full yet elegant arching together with a strong C-bout contributes to the resonating quality of this instrument.
A note on the history of the original instrument:
My own creation after this great small viola hopes to stand up for itself over the next generations. The sound is big, belying its size, even and very responsive.
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