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ViolaFernando Ferroni, Florence 1927 (40.5 cm)
ViolaIgino Sderci, Florence 1954, 16½”

Description in preparation.

ViolaVincenzo Cavani, Modena 1958, 16½”

Description in preparation. Click here to see the instrument in a trio performance.

ViolaPaolo Vettori, da Salo model, Florence 2018, 42 cm
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ViolaWilliam Forster II, London c. 1790 (37.9 cm./15″)
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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ViolaRiccardo Bergonzi, Cremona 1999
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.

ViolaAntonio Capela, Anta-Espinho 1986. 42.2 cm.
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ViolaTetsuo Matsuda, Barrington 2009 (39.9 cm)

Here is a beautifully made viola from the hands of a noted contemporary master maker. This instrument is the ideal companion to the player looking for a professional level viola…

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

Includes the maker’s certificate.

ViolaEduard Francais, Lille c. 1820 (15.4″)
ViolaMaurizio Tadioli, Cortetano Cremona 2001. 42.2 cm.

A fine, early example from one of Italy’s most promising makers of this century.

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

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

ViolaGiuseppe Quagliano, Jesi 2003 (16⁵/₁₆”/ 41.4 cm.)

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
ViolaWojciech Topa, Zakopane 2016, 16¼”

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

ViolaVirginie Pezet Berton, Paris 2018 (40.2 cm)

This viola is based on a similar model by Andrea Guarneri. It’s a smaller instrument that respects the proportions of the original Guarneri model with a shorter lower bout uniquely…

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.

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ViolaRoy W. Morgan, Chicago, mid 20th century (16.5″)

A very nice American made viola by Roy Morgan. This instrument features a beautiful, orange-amber varnish over a well figured, two piece maple back and has a fine, powerful tone….

ViolaDavid Emile Brobst, Alexandria 2016, 16″
ViolaMario Gadda workshop, Mantua 1971 (16.5″)
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ViolaJules Grandjon workshop, Mirecourt c. 1880 (16″/40.7 cm)
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 (15.75″)

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

ViolaUmberto Lanaro, Padua 1971, 16.5”
ViolaDaniel Foster, Blacksburg 2003
ViolaStefano Trabucchi, Cremona 2000, 40 cm.

This beautifully made instrument possesses an even and responsive tone.

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.

ViolaStefano Mamino, Cremona 1988, 16.5″

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

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.

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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ViolaPawel Migiel, Zakopane 2020 (15 9/16″, 40.2 cm)
ViolaItalian School Labeled “Carolus Giudici,” c. 1960 16″

This finely made Italian violin has a full, resonant tone with sweetness and warmth. Labeled “Carolus Giudici”.

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 (15.75″)

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″
ViolaButhod workshop, Mirecourt c. 1880 (15.75″)
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ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2013 #384 16½”/41.8 cm
ViolaRobert McCluskie, Potomac 2008 (41 cm)
ViolaRobert W. McCluskie, Potomac 2012 #377 (16.2″)

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ViolaGagliano copy, Markneukirchen c. 1920 (39 cm)
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.

ViolaGiovanni Battista Virzi workshop, New York 1938
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.

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

This viola from the Ernst Heinrich Roth workshop is an example of the continuation of the Markneukirchen tradition in post war Germany. Beautifully made with excellent tonal qualities.

ViolaOlav Breivik, Milwaukee 1952 (15.5″)
ViolaMiro Tsonev, Sofia 2011 (16⅜”)
ViolaAni Dimitrova, Sofia 2011, 16⅜”

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ViolaOrnella Ceci, Bari 2016, (16.25″)

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

ViolaMing-Jiang Zhu Workshop, Guangzhou 2014, 16″
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 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…

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…

ViolaMiro Tsonev, Sofia 2010 (15.75″)
ViolaAnton Dietl, Mittenwald c. 1950 16″
ViolaClement & Weise, Model 230, Bubenreuth 2003 (16″/40.6 cm)

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…

ViolaPavel Nagy, Reghin 1986 (39.4 cm)
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Viola“Michael Deconet” Germany c. 1920 (16.5″/ 42 cm)
ViolaWilliam J. Hu & Snow, Beijing 2004, 16″/40.6 cm

A contemporary, beautifully handmade viola.

ViolaMartin Olteanu workshop, Bucharest 2011 (41.2 cm.)
ViolaFrench c. 1930, Mirecourt, Labeled “Pierre Gouvernel, Paris 1930″, 16”
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ViolaClement & Weise, Model 220, Bubenreuth 2005 (16″/40.5 cm)
ViolaWieslaw Sokolowski, Białystok 1992 (16½”)
ViolaClement & Weise, Model 220, Bubenreuth 2008 (15 1/2″/ 39.4 cm)
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ViolaLorenzo Renaldi model, from the Guy Cole workshop, 1998 (38.2 cm)
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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ViolaMing-Jiang Zhu, Guangzhou 2014, 15″ Size

A characteristic example from the Ming-Jiang Zhu workshop. For a viola of this size, this instrument has a fine, robust and warm tone.

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ViolaKarl Hofner Workshop, Hagenau 2007, no. 115 A5 16″
ViolaMeteny Workshop “de la Dyle”, Brussels 2014 (40.6 cm.)
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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…

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…

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…

ViolaSnow Workshop “Simona da Snow,” Beijing 2009 (41.7 cm)

A contemporary handmade quality viola for the advancing player.

ViolaFranz Sandner Workshop, Nauheim 1982 (42 cm)
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ViolaSofi Tonev model, Sofia 2019
ViolaWest Coast Strings, Vitto Rossi Model, 2016 (16″)
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″)

Images of this instrument are typical of this model.

ViolaPetru Cristian Demeter, Transylvania 2019 (16″)
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ViolaJosef Bittner model, Prague 2017 (40.6 cm/16″)
ViolaAldo Romano Model, Los Angeles 2016
ViolaAldo Romano Model, Los Angeles 2016
ViolaFranz Sandner Workshop, Nauheim 1984 (42 cm.)
ViolaDario Giovanni European Tonewood Model, Los Angeles 2017

Images of this instrument are typical of this model.

ViolaJosef Bittner model, Prague 2017 (16″)
ViolaJosef Bittner model, Prague 2017 (15 7/8″)
ViolaJosef Bittner model, Prague 2018 (16″)
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ViolaSofia “Amadeus” Model, R. Georgieva, Sofia 1999 (39.5 cm.)
ViolaMichael Schmal Model, Möhrendorf 2010 (42.2 cm)

A lovely viola with a fine, robust tone for the advancing musician.

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ViolaRudoulf Doetsch model #701, 2013 (16″/ 40.6 cm)
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ViolaIrmgard Rehaag, Coesfeld 1984 (40.9 cm.)
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.)
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ViolaAndre Roma model, Kazanlak, 2020 (16″)

This newly made, Romanian viola has fine tonal qualities. This instrument is a very good option for the advancing player.

Viola“Sandro Luciano” Model, Los Angeles 2016 (16″)
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ViolaHans Schiller, Bubenreuth circa 1985 (40.6 cm./ 16″)
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,…

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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ViolaIvan Dunov “Superior” Model, Reghin 2019 (15″)

A very good viola for the advancing player.

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ViolaKremona Studio, Hristo Nikolov, Kazanlak 2008 Stradivari V2 (16.5″, 42 cm)
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,…