|Size ||16" |
|Top ||Spruce |
|Back and sides ||Maple of Central Europe |
|Varnish ||Oil |
|Body length ||405 mm |
|Width upper bouts ||191 mm |
|Width lower bouts ||242 mm |
|Minimal CC width ||130 mm |
Luthier: Paolo De Barbieri
Year of construction: 1947
Viola by luthier Genovés Paolo de Barbieri from 1947.
Viola of exceptional quality and perfectly preserved with all its original parts. The varnish is also original, and it only has small traces of the passage of time and use.
The sound is deep, full of color, very elegant and with velvety accents that gives to the instrument an extraordinary capacity for seduction.
It also offers a great projection, as well as an immediate response to the bow, an instrument with a great interpretative capacity, moving from the "fortissimo" to the "pianissimo" with ease and naturalness.
In short, an orchestra viola of excellent performance and with all the flavor of the old instruments.