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15 1/2"/39.4cm 15 7/8"/40.4cm 16 3/8"/ 41.1cm 5 string viola 3 String Bass Viola

5 String         Bass Viola

6 String Viola

 

VIOLECTRA VIOLAS : INSTRUMENT SIZE OPTIONS         ...top of page...

Viola players can presently choose between three instrument sizes i.e. 

15"/39.4cm length of back. 

15 7/8"/40.4cm length of back. 

16 3/16" / 41.1cm length of back. 

New models can be made to measure." 

 

VIOLECTRA VIOLAS: CLASSIC MODEL FEATURES     

BODY:- A streamlined body removing the 'corners' at the blocks and bridge arch. 
NECK:- The continuation of the neck under the fingerboard offering stability and practicality in finishing over the extended fingerboard.
SCROLL:- Strings are carried over nut to holes through scroll. String ball ends lock into recessed holes on the back face of profiled scroll.

VIOLA MODEL OPTIONS: CERUTI and DEL GESU MODELS to order ( see Violins)

 

VIOLECTRA VIOLAS: STRINGING OPTIONS                ...top of page...

String model Tuning/ Pitch Note Tuning /Octave No
 4 string STANDARD  a'  d'  g   c  A4  D4  G3  C3
 4 string Octave Bass   a   d   G   C   A3  D3  G2  C2
 4 string Double Bass ( Fourths)  g    d   A  E G3  D3  A2  E2
 5 string High Tuning  e"   a'   d'   g   c  E5  A3  D3  G2  C2
 5 string Low Tuning  a'   d'   g   c   F  A4   D4  G3  C3  F2
 5 string  Octave Bass -High Tuning  e"   a'   d'   g   c  E5  A3  D3  G2  C2
 5 string Octave Bass--Low Tuning   a   d   G  C   'F  A3  D3  G2  C2   F1
 6 string High Tuning  e"  a'  d'   g   c   F  E5  A4  D4  G3  C3  F2
 6 string Low Tuning  a'  d'   g   c   F  Bb  A4  D4  G3  C3  F2  Bb1
 7 string High Tuning  e"  a'  d'  g   c   F   Bb  E5  A4  D4  G3  C3  F2  Bb1
 7 String Low Tuning  a'  d'  g   c   F   Bb  A4  D4  G3  C3  F2   Bb1  Eb1
 8 string  e"  a'   d'   g   c  F  Bb  Eb  E5  A4  D4  G3  C3  F2 Bb1  Eb1
 8 String Octave  pairs- High Tuning  e"/e'   a'/a    d'/d    g/G  E5/E4  A4/A3   D4/D3  G3/G2
 8 String Octave pairs- Low Tuning  a'/a    d'/d    g/G    c/C   A4/A3 D4/D3  G3/G2  C3/ C2
                   

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5 String Viola Violectra

high tuning e" a' d' g c

V-203, 2012

The first Violectra finished in an antique "distressed" finish. It features a scroll although still uses geared pegs behind the bridge.

 

 

 

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5 String Viola 16 3/8" lob; made for Benni von Gutzeit ,             ...top of page...

July 2005, satin finish with walnut neck laminate

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5 string Viola~ 15 7/8" lob; Natural Satin finish, Sept 03    ...top of page...

 

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5 String Viola, 15 1/2" lob:                                                  ...top of page...

Made for Malcolm Henderson, 2002 

 

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5 string Bass Viola 

 Davide Rossi, 2006

 

 

                                                             

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4 string Violin, 6 string Viola, 3 String Bass Viola,      ...top of page...

 Mike Johnson, UK  1996, 2000, 2001An order estimate can be obtained from us upon enquiry.

6 string Viola

3 String Bass Viola

 


             

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