Treble Viol

A personal model treble viol, made from a tree that grew in my childhood playground in Woodmere, NY.  I have made many instruments from this very special wood over the years, always being quite pleased with the resonant, sweet, clear, and colorful tone it projects.  The two-piece flat back and matching sides are from slab cut catalpa wood, with beautiful, remarkable graining.  The two-piece top is carved from exceptionally even grained mountain spruce, well quartered and bookmatched, with delicately cut sound holes in a flaming style.  Neck and scroll are from old European maple.  Fingerboard and tailpiece are carved from deeply figured birds eye maple.  The varnish is a deep, rich, red-brown color, warm and glowing from a yellow ground.  Lightly shaded to enhance the beautiful wood grain and figure. 

 

Length of top = 39.3 cm

Upper Bouts = 18.8 cm

Center Bouts = 13.5 cm

Lower Bouts = 24.7 cm

Rib Heights = 6.6 cm

String Length = 37.9 cm

Catalog  #400

$6,800