Viola 2013, based on own model
The predecessor of my competition viola was completely self-designed from scratch. The quickly dropping curves of the upper bouts enable the musician a very comfortable play without being disturbed by the edge of the top in higher positions. The relatively wide lower bouts serve to give the body of the instrument the necessary volume. Because of the body length of 416mm and the actual string length of 371mm the viola has a very powerful, warm sound and despite its size, remains very comfortable to play. The wide and deeply flamed back is spectacular. The thinly applied oil varnish which is prepared from natural ingredients, enhances the natural beauty of the wood.