Carruthers Model Viola, 16 1/16″

Year:

2015

Materials:

Back: Poplar
Top: Italian Spruce
Neck: Cherry

Finish:

Lightly antiqued oil varnish

Dimensions:

Body length: 410.5
Bouts: 202, 131, 243
String length: 371
Stop: 220

Notes:

My own model viola, slightly over 16″ body length. Poplar not only gives this instrument a clear warm tone with quick response, but also its lighter weight makes prolonged playing more manageable. See video of this viola (and several others) demonstrated by Richard O’Neill at Tom Metzler’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition and Sale, Los Angeles, April 7-9, 2017.


(Carruthers starts at 7:13)

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