Viola based on Andrea Guarneri

This instrument is open, free, and it is easy to produce a sound. It is even across the strings, with a wonderful middle range. Unlike most of my other instruments which have an antiqued look, this viola is ‘as new.’


This is  the viola model I have made most frequently, because it works so well. The sound has a relaxed refinement coupled with power and attack. The A string is powerful without too much edginess, the middle two strings tend to have that lovely mid-range viola sound and the C string is strong whilst blending with the G and D strings.



Length of back 412mm  [16 ¼ “]

Neck length 141

Open string length 369

Body stop 222

Width, upper bouts 196

Width, c bouts 142

Width, lower bouts 244



Try on Approval

I offer instruments on approval for a period of two to three weeks. You’re welcome to collect an instrument from my workshop, or if I am attending an event near you, I am happy to arrange a meeting place, or bring it to you. Every instrument is covered by my insurance whilst on approval.

If you would like to talk to me about this instrument, call me on: 

01948 880608

Contact me
I’m happy to talk about instruments anytime, whether you’re a soloist in an orchestra or a keen amateur. Call me to talk through what you’re looking for.
01948 880608 [email protected]