Steffen Nowak, Maker of fine Violins, Violas and Cellos in baroque and modern style
On this page you can find some ideas regarding various Viola designs and models.
I have made many Violas over the years, mostly from 15 3/4'' to 16.5'' (400mm to 420mm). A wide variety of models, combined with the most suitable string length should give most players the right choice. I am happy to explore individual requests from players.
On commissioning a
Considering also the type of sound quality and response you want I will then suggest a suitable model which to use as a design prototype. This can then be rescaled and perhaps slightly altered in proportions to achieve the desired stop/bridge position. Together with a suitable choice of tonewoods it is the first important step for a successfully customized Viola.
On making an 'unfashionable'
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