Features Heritage Advanced Professional Viola, Guadagnini Ex-Ara, 15.5" Description Product Description All violas are sent set up. Instrument only, no case. If you require a case and/or bow, please see my other items for sale or email me: cantabilemusicshop AT gmail DOT com "The Ex-Ara"
by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,
Turin, 1785 AI012 - an interpretation G.B. Guadagnini is considered one of Italy's finest makers, producing a large number of violins, but relatively few violas.
This viola, made in Turin, towards the end of his industrious career is typical of the smaller shape and size he commonly used. Level Professional
Finish Oil varnish
Chinrest Rose Guarneri
Body Maple & spruce
Bridge Fitted Maple
Pegs Rose Paris Eye
Tailpiece Rose Paris Eye
15¾ 400mm All of our Heritage Instruments are supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
Hand Crafted Modern Classics
from the United Kingdom's Specialist Supplier The Guadagnini is a superb model to reproduce in smaller sizes, offering a mezzo quality without the resulting loss in projection. Professional Viola The Heritage Series of instruments is exclusive to The Sound Post Ltd, UK. The range was commissioned to offer young musicians, going to University or Conservatoire, and Professional players, looking for a second instrument, the opportunity to own a stunning interpretation of a fine Italian instrument. The instruments are made by the highly renowned violin maker Mr William Hsu and his wife Miss Wong of Beijing, who both trained at the influential Shanghai Conservatoire.