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Violas range in size from very large ones at 17 inches or more, down to even 13" violas for kids.  



15" Violas:

"Avalon Prodigy" Beijing, China, 2004 $1800

"Carl De Luca" West Coast String Instruments, China,  2014

"Santoro Lucci" West Coast Strings-China- 2003  $1600.00

Workshop of Ming Jiang Zhu, Guangzhu China, 2016 $3300.00

15 1/2" VIOLAS:

A fine viola by Peter Yang of Chicago, 2006

Workshop of Steven Cundall, Texas- "Giorgio Luigi Belloso" 2006  

Workshop of Ming Jiang Zhu, Guangzhu, China, 2016

Andreas Eastman, VA 605, 2006, China, $1500.00

Scott Cao, Ming Jiang Zhu

16" Violas:

Gustav August Ficker, Germany, 1965

Roman Teller, Germany, 1979

Steven Cundall Workshop, Texas, 2006

Workshop of Ming Jiang Zhu, Guangzhu China 2016 $3400.00 Mr. Zhu is a multiple award winner at VSA competions.

"Vito Rossi", West Coast String Instruments, China, 2016 $2500.00

"Avalon" "From the bench of Guy Cole",  1999. $4000.00

16 1/8 " Violas

16 1/2" Violas

William Robert Scott, Minneapolis, 1999. $16,000.00.  The body length is 16 5/16".  The string length is 14 3/4" (or 375 mm).  $16,000.00.  Bill Scott is a multiple award winner at VSA competitions.

16 5/8" Violas

A fine viola by Benjamin Ruth, 16 5/8 Inches.

     This fine viola was made in 1996 by Ben Ruth, in Ithacan New York. Numbered #122 on the label.  


It is based on Maggini and Gaspar da Salo, with some Cremona flair thrown in with good result.  It's a beauty! Sale pending.

16 3/4" Violas

A viola by Ivan Stankov, Kazanlak, Bulgaria, 2013, $6500.00

17" Violas

John Tartaglia, Minneapolis, 1998.  $7500.00



Gold medal for Viola Workmanship ~ 1980
Gold medal for Viola Workmanship ~ 1982
Gold medal for Violin Workmanship ~ 1982
Gold medal for Violin Sound ~1982
“Hors Concours” status ~ 1984
Distinction given to makers who have won 3 or more gold medals at VSA competitions
Violin Society of America Workmanship Judge ~ International Violin Making Competition – 1986, 1996
International Society of Bassists Workmanship Judge  ~ Bass Making Competition – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
Art of Sound Workmanship Judge  ~ Violin Making Competition – 2012
Published Articles
Hargrave, Amos. “Localized Corrections in Top and Back Plates before or instead of Making Plaster Moulds.” The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows. Ed. Tom Wilder. Vol 2. Archetype Publications Ltd: 2011.This is a clean viola made in the style of Goffriller.Gottfried Raabs, Bubenreuth, Germany, 1987 $4,000.00Workshop of Steven Cundall, Texas, 2008 $4500.00Ming Jiang Zhu, Guangzhou, China, 2012  several sizes and grades.Many More violas are available and will be added soon!

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