Duke Viola, London c1770
  • Duke Viola, London c1770

    Not often seen, a magnificent small Duke viola, London c1770.

     

    Branded "Duke" below button and "Duke" & "16" to lower rib.

     

    It has an original neck/scroll with the neck built-up at root for modern playing.

     

    Original amber/brown varnish is plentiful.

     

    Lovely one-piece maple back with matching ribs.

     

    Excellent condition - minor repairs to front (not soundpost or bass bar). Historic repairs to pegbox.

     

    Quality set-up with fancy pegs (Victorian?), Passione strings and Hills & Son bridge.

     

    LOB: 378mm (under 15")

     

    Ideal for the viola player/violinist looking for a small instrument without the loss of that wonderful deep viola tone.

    SKU: NCV182
    • For more information, please contact

      nick@nickcooperviolins.co.uk

      07899 792599