Friday, January 11, 2008

An American Viola

I got to see a one-of-a-kind American viola earlier this week. Carroll came to visit us at The Shack and brought several violins and this viola with him. (It sure is fun looking at vintage instruments!!!) This particular viola is larger than the standard viola. The body is 17 3/8". It has the most wonderful, deep smooth tone I've ever heard. I asked Carroll to play it for me so that I could make a video of it for everyone. I moved the camera around so that you could get a view of the entire viola. If you are familiar with viola and cello design, take a look at the peghead design. It is like a cello.

Here is a picture of Carroll holding the viola and a full size fiddle.

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