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  Stradivari Viola 1696 Archinto model

    The Alto instruments of Antonio Stradivari are large     enough to create a nice Viola sound while retaining     reasonable comfort for many violists. I took inspiration     from Strad's 1696 Archinto model and interpreted this     model for Modern Performance. This viola has a large     lower bout and pretty low arching resulting in a lot of     power with a rich bottom end.


    This viola won 2nd place for tone in the VMAAI     competition in 2012.




   Body Length = 416mm

   Mensur = 222mm

   Vibrating String Length = 375mm

   Total weight with chinrest = 616 grams or 1 lb 5.6 oz







 Andrea Guarneri / Conte -Vitale Model 1676

   This copy inspired by 1 of only four surviving examples     of violas produced by Andrea Guarneri.



    This viola won 3rd place for tone in the VMAAI     competition in 2011.   - Award -

    This Violin can be auditioned at Jay Rury’s Violins  in     Dallas



   Body Length = 406mm

   Mensur = 222mm

   Vibrating String Length = 375mm

   Total weight with chinrest = 625 grams or 1 lb  6 oz


 Fun with Viola design