Below is a 16.5" viola that I have built. I have just put a new set of dominant strings on and now I am waiting for it to finish settling in to the new setup. The pegs, tailpiece, and fingerboard are ebony and the chinrest is is carved from black walnut. The chinrest looks a little pale now but will darken with use.
If you are interested in this instrument the please e-mail me or call at (903) 461-8742.
This is an instrument rarely seen today, it is called a violino picollo. It's an instrument that was designed at the same time as the violin and was meant for playing the higher passages in some pieces of music. The tuning would be approximately an octave above a viola. The inspiration for this instrument comes from a very well preserved example built by the Amati family in 1613. If you would like more information about this small violin or are interested in purchasing it then just email me.