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ViolaIgino Sderci, Florence 1954, 16½”

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ViolaVincenzo Cavani, Modena 1958, 16½”

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ViolaPaolo Vettori, da Salo model, Florence 2018, 42 cm
ViolaLuciano Sderci, Florence 1970, 16½”

This is a mint condition instrument from the 1970’s, by a well-recognized maker, who was the son of Igino Sderci. It possesses a very deep and complex tone. It is…

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ViolaSofia Vettori, Florence 2018, “Libra” 42.1 cm
ViolaNatale Carletti, Pieve di Cento c. 1960, 16″

Includes a certificate by Dimitry Gindin, London, 25 August 2017.

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ViolaAntonio Capela, Anta-Espinho 1986. 42.2 cm.
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ViolaJohn Betts, London c. 1800, 15¼”

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ViolaMax Millant, Paris 1975, 16-1/8″

Max Millant was born in Paris in 1903. He and his brother Roger studied under their grandfather, maker S. A. Deroux. Max also studied under the prominent makers Mougenot, Jacquet,…

ViolaDario Vettori, Florence 2015, 16-3/8″

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ViolaEduard Francais, Lille c. 1820, 15⅜”

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ViolaMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano Cremona 2001. 42.2 cm.

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ViolaEnglish, labeled Storioni, c. 1790 (15.3″)

Labeled “Laurentius Storioni fecit. / Cremonae anno 1790”, this viola possesses a broad, well focused and colorful tone.

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ViolaJames Morris-Robert, Ft. Lauderdale 1995. 41.8 cm.
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ViolaGenuzio Carletti, Pieve di Cento 1937, 17½”

A large instrument with a very large tone. The back is from a single piece of poplar with matching sides. The grafted neck is from flamed maple while the pegbox…

ViolaGiuseppe Quagliano, Jesi 2003, 16⁵/₁₆”

A fine example of contemporary Italian making at its best, this viola has a rich, broad tone with warmth and sweetness throughout its register. The maker’s certificate is included.

ViolaW.E. Hill & Sons, London 1972, 16¾
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ViolaWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2019 (40 cm.)
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ViolaWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2019 – 40 cm. (15 3/4″)
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ViolaWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2017, 15¾”

This brand new viola from Wojciech Topa is a fine example of this maker’s work, bearing his distinct varnishing technique and holding a rich, deep sound. Measurements: Total length: 26¼”…

ViolaWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2016, 16¼”

Another fine viola by Wojciech Topa bearing a full, rich tone.

ViolaMarco Nolli, Cremona 2003, 16¼”

A fine example of contemporary Cremonese artistry and craftsmanship combining with a superb tone make this one of the most exceptional violas a player can find in this price-range. For…

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ViolaVittorio Villa, Cremona 2003, 15⅞”

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ViolaVirginie Pezet Berton, Paris 2018 (40.2 cm)

This viola is a unique model based on a similar model by Andrea Guarneri. The resulting viola is a smaller instrument that respects the proportions of the Guarneri model with…

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ViolaVirginie Pezet Berton, Paris 2019 (41.4 cm)

A “Conte Vitale” model developed in line with current scientific research. This model was built with the goal of rediscovering underlying principles of tonal quality and homogeneity.

ViolaDavid Emile Brobst, Alexandria 2016, 16″
ViolaMario Gadda workshop, Mantua 1971 (16.5″)
ViolaWilliam Whedbee, Chicago 1985, 16³/₁₆”

A fine example of this popular maker’s early work. The label reads: “Entirely Handmade In The Shop Of / William H. Lee & Co., Inc. / Chicago Illinois / Model…

ViolaRobert M. Childs, Boston 1993, 15¾”

Beautifully made using the finest materials available, violin maker Robert Childs has created a masterpiece in tone production.

ViolaUmberto Lanaro, Padua 1971, 16½”

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ViolaStanley Kiernoziak, Chicago 2012, 15¾”

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ViolaStanley Kiernoziak, Chicago 2012, 16⁵/₁₆”

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ViolaDaniel Foster, Blacksburg 2003
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ViolaStanley Kiernoziak, Chicago 2006, 16⁵/₁₆”

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ViolaStefano Trabucchi, Cremona 2000, 40 cm.

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ViolaHelen Michetschläger, Manchester 2011, 40 cm.

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ViolaErnst Heinrich Roth, Markneukirchen 1937, 40.5 cm.

A fine example of the artistry and craft from one of the preeminent German makers of the early 20th century.

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ViolaPremysl Otakar Spidlen, Prague 1961, 15⅞”

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ViolaStefano Mamino, Cremona 1988, 16½”

Made by a talented contemporary Italian maker, Stefano Manino learned his craft under the guidance of Vanna Zambelli and later, worked under G. Morassi. This viola has fine tonal qualities,…

ViolaAmedée Diéudonné, Mirecourt 1956 (16⅛”)

Fine craftsmanship and beautiful tonal qualities combine in this classic French viola. This is one of prolific luthier Amedée Diéudonné’s last works.

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ViolaGuido Maraviglia, Pistoia 1964, 16½”

The tone of this viola is well-rounded, bright, vibrant, and deep with an enormous range of power across all strings.

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ViolaGeorg Adam Krausch, Vienna 1809, 15³/₁₆”

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ViolaMarek Tomaszewski, Nowy Targ 2019
ViolaChristian Pabst, Cremona 2001, 16¼”

The tone of this viola is both clear and well focused. Includes the maker’s certificate.

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ViolaMigiel Paweł, Zakopane 2017 – 16⅜”
ViolaItalian School Labeled “Carolus Giudici,” c. 1960 16″

This finely made instrument has a full, resonant tone with sweetness and warmth.

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ViolaFrench Viola, Mirecourt c. 1880, 15⅞”

A classic French workshop instrument of high quality made in the late 19th century. Well maintained and beautifully made, this viola possesses a clear, broad tone.

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ViolaDiéudonné Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1950

Enjoy this well made French viola from one of the leading workshops of its era. This viola possesses a full bodied, well focused tone.

ViolaFabrizio Ragazzi, Sanremo 2006, 15¾”

From the hands of a maker who also happens to be a professional musician, its tone is both sonorous and clear.

ViolaErnesto Vaia, Cremona 1982, 16″

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ViolaButhod workshop, Mirecourt c. 1880, 15¾”

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ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2013 #384 16½”
ViolaRobert McCluskie, Potomac 2008 (41 cm)
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ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2015 #404, 16”

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ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2015, 15½”

Robert W. McCluskie is a very well-known violin-viola maker in the Washington, DC, metro area (and beyond). This instrument is a small scale viola with a large viola tone. The…

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ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac, MD 2004, 16″

This is a rich toned viola which has been well-played by a professional violist. McCluskie violas are well-known for their true viola tone which is broad and rich. This pre-owned…

ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2012 #377 (16.2″)

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ViolaGagliano copy, Markneukirchen c. 1920 (39 cm)
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ViolaW.E. Hill & Sons, London 1922, 16½”

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ViolaOrnella Ceci, Bari 2016, 16-1/4″

Inspired by the renowned luthier Marino Cappichioni, Ceci has created a viola that is a testament to his skill and influence as a maker of instruments with great acoustic properties….

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ViolaNate Tabor, Vienna 2018 (baroque)
Viola“HM/GH” Label, 1911, 16½”

Possessing a bold, full bodied and rich tone, this is the ideal instrument for the player looking for a professional instrument.

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ViolaErnst Heinrich Roth workshop, Bubenreuth-Erlangen 1959, (43.2 cm.)

This violin is an example of the continuation of the Markneukirchen tradition in post war Germany. Beautifully made with excellent tonal qualities.

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ViolaJohn Juzek, Prague c. 1950, 15¾”

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ViolaOlav Breivik, Milwaukee 1952, 15½”
ViolaMiro Tsonev, Sofia 2011, 16⅜”

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ViolaAni Dimitrova, Sofia 2011, 16⅜”

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ViolaFranz Josef Klier, Testore Model, Bubenreuth c. 1950, 16³/₁₆”

A good representation of a Testore instrument bearing a good facsimile Carlo Antonio Testore label. This instrument possesses a fine, robust and colorful tone quality.

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ViolaEric Caldwell, Washington, D.C. 2013 15¾”

Eric Caldwell was a noted violin maker in the Washington DC area. He enjoyed a fine reputation for his craft. This viola has a powerful tone with clarity and sweetness….

ViolaMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Guangzhou 2014, 16″

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ViolaMiro Tsonev, Sofia 2010, 15¾”
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ViolaAnton Dietl, Mittenwald c. 1950 16″
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ViolaGerman c. 1920 “Charles Boullangier” label (39.5 cm.)

This well crafted and well maintained instrument is an ideal option for the advanced player looking for a professional quality viola.

ViolaWilliam J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2004, 16″/40.6 cm

A contemporary, beautifully handmade viola.

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ViolaMartin Olteanu workshop, Bucharest 2011 (41.2 cm.)
ViolaFrench c. 1930, Mirecourt, Labeled “Pierre Gouvernel, Paris 1930″, 16”
ViolaWieslaw Sokolowski, Białystok 1992, 16½”
ViolaMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Guangzhou 2014, 16½”

From the workshop of the award winning master Ming-Jiang Zhu comes this fine, handpicked viola made with excellent quality woods and varnished with great attention to detail. Players will enjoy…

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ViolaGuy Cole Workshop, 2004 (40.8 cm)
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ViolaSean Peak Model, Chicago 2015 (39.3 cm)

The back is made from one piece of highly figured slab cut maple and beautifully finished with a lustrous red-brown varnish over an amber ground. The sound is both warm…

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ViolaMeteny Workshop “de la Dyle”, Brussels 2014 (40.6 cm.)
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ViolaSnow Workshop “Simona da Snow,” Beijing 2009 (41.7 cm)

A contemporary handmade quality viola for the advancing player.

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ViolaFranz Sandner Workshop, Nauheim 1982 (42 cm)
ViolaErich Werner, Bubenreuth 1985, 42 cm

Faithful attention to detailed workmanship and modeling characterize this lovely viola from the Erich Werner shop. It has a broad, rich tone with clarity and focus.

ViolaPetru Cristian Demeter, Transylvania 2017 16″

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ViolaPetru Cristian Demeter, Transylvania 2018 16″
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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 30.5 cm. (12″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 38 cm. (15″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 35.5 cm. (14″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 28 cm. (11″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

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ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 39.5 cm. (15.5″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…

ViolaAldo Romano Model, Los Angeles 2016
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ViolaAldo Romano Model, Los Angeles 2016
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ViolaFranz Sandner Workshop, Nauheim 1984 (42 cm.)
ViolaDario Giovanni European Tonewood Model, Los Angeles 2017

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ViolaSofia “Amadeus” Model, R. Georgieva, Sofia 1999 (39.5 cm.)
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ViolaMichael Schmal Model, Möhrendorf 2010 (42.2 cm)
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ViolaIrmgard Rehaag, Coesfeld 1984 (40.9 cm.)
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ViolaBoiko Stoyanov, Sofia 2000, 39.5 cm

A very good handmade viola from Bulgaria. This instrument is made from choice materials from a region long known for their tone wood. This viola is an excellent option for…

Viola5-String Viola, Sandro Luciano Model, Los Angeles 2018 (38.3 cm.)
ViolaSandro Luciano Model, Los Angeles 2016, 16″

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ViolaGiuseppe Renaldi “Vintage” Model 2017 – 15″, 15½”, 16″, and 16½” Sizes – Viola/Outfit

Exceptional Performance at an Affordable Price Our Giuseppe Renaldi “Vintage” Model viola delivers a professional sound at an affordable price. Players love the Renaldi viola because it produces a clear,…

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ViolaRoman Emilescu Model, Reghin 2009 (38.2cm)

Eastern European craftsmanship and artistry combine with a broad and colorful tone in this lovely viola for the advancing player.

Viola“Konstantin Brava” model, Reghin 2020 (40.5 cm)

Here is a beautifully made viola from one of Eastern Europe’s most important making centers. A terrific value with a great sound.

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ViolaAmber Strings Workshop “Bernardo Bosio” 2016 (41.8 cm)
ViolaThe Symphony Model Outfit

This entry-level viola model, available in multiple sizes, offers a rich, professional sound for an attractive price. Starting from $795 to $1050, the outfit includes a hard plastic case, rosin,…

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ViolaArthur Richardson, Crediton 1954, 16-1/4

Arthur Richardson was born in 1882 in Stavely, Derbyshire, and died 1965 in Crediton, Devon UK. He was self-taught and was one of the finest 20th century English makers. His…

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ViolaAntonio Capela, Cremona 1968, 16½

Antonio Capela was born in 1932 in Anta, Portugal. His father was Domingo Capela, a violin maker and repairer. Inspired to pursue his father’s craft, Antonio went to work under…

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ViolaDavid Emile Brobst, Alexandria 2005, (Baroque Form)
ViolaClement & Weise, Bubenreuth 2003

Instruments by Clement & Weise of Germany are rapidly becoming the standard of excellence for tone production and quality among contemporary makers. They are based on classic Strad and Guarneri…

ViolaClement & Weise, Bubenreuth 2008

Instruments by Clement & Weise of Germany are rapidly becoming the standard of excellence for tone production and quality among contemporary makers. They are based on classic Strad and Guarneri…

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ViolaStanley Kiernoziak, Chicago 2008, 16-3/8 inches
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ViolaStanley Kiernoziak, Chicago 2006, 15-3/4 inches
ViolaGerman, c. 1830, 38 cm
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ViolaJules Grandjon, Paris c. 1880, 15-5/8″
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ViolaJérôme Thibouville-Lamy Workshop, Mirecourt c. 1880, 15½
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ViolaSalf, Mirecourt c. 1850, 15¼
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ViolaSergio Cavelli, Cremona 1982, 16-3/16
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ViolaWilliam Harris Lee, Chicago 1996, 15-9/16
ViolaPavel Nagy, Reghin 1986 (39.4 cm)
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ViolaPaul Knorr, Markneukirchen 1939, 17″
ViolaV. Richelieu, Burlington VT, 2019 (16″)

V. Richelieu violas offer an uncompromising instrument that resonates with a true viola sound. Featuring hand-applied oil varnish, master craftsmanship, and true viola patterns all the way down to the…