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Viola by Richard Lutz, Dresden
This beautiful viola was built after a wide model with flat archings and bears the label of Richard Lutz in Dresden, which is dated 1904. The purfling was inlaid very close to the edges and indicates good craftsmanship, just as the carefully selected, quality tonewoods, that are decorated by the very transparent red-brown colored varnish. Regular spruce was chosen for the top and narrowly flamed, fine maple for the two-piece back. The viola is preserved in excellent, undamaged condition and was worked over by our luthiers completely, who made it ready to play. It features a recommendably warm, well-rounded sound with good volume and a rather bright character.
Maker: Richard Lutz
Length of back: 39.1 cm
Tone: Warm, well-rounded, rich in volume, bright