Nowak, Maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos in baroque and modern style
Baroque style Viola inspired by G.B. Grancino, Milano
A baroque viola, inspired by the Grancino family, Milano. I have made this model several times before as a modern viola.
The maple back (my favourite Viola sycamore tree from 1994) is a 2 piece, cut on the 'half-slab' showing some broad and 'wilder' figure - quite common to see with Milanese instruments. The hand split spruce front from the Italian Dolomites, showing some nice hazel markings to add interest.
This Viola is now finished and sold (photos of the making process are here )
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