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Small antique German viola, Markneukirchen (38 cm)

Petite Markneukirchen viola, built around 1900

The viola model is chosen after Antonius Stradivarius and built in a smaller size, with a body length of 38.0 cm. The top is made of medium grained spruce, the one piece back of very mildly flamed maple with...

Petite Markneukirchen viola, built around 1900

The viola model is chosen after Antonius Stradivarius and built in a smaller size, with a body length of 38.0 cm. The top is made of medium grained spruce, the one piece back of very mildly flamed maple with similarly mildly flamed ribs. The typical Markneukirchen varnish is of an intense dark brown color over a yellow ground. The large scroll is carefully and very aesthetically crafted, the fine purfling well executed. This small Markneukirchen viola is in perfect playing condition and undamaged, well played in, and has very nice dark and warm sound with good volume for this size, the tone is well balanced with easy response.

Inventory no.
6314
Provenance
Markneukirchen
Year
circa 1900
Tone
warm, resonant, mature and clear
Length of back
38.8 cm
Small antique German viola, Markneukirchen (38 cm)
Small antique German viola, Markneukirchen (38 cm)
Small antique German viola, Markneukirchen (38 cm)
Small antique German viola, Markneukirchen (38 cm)
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