40,5cm is a great size for Viola because if you are coming from violin playing you still can handle it easy and if you are a Viola player it is small but still big enough to create a decent sound volume. This specific model has been made by myself inspiring me from the Stradivari "ex Mahler" many years ago. And actually by looking at it now 25 years later I think it has little to do with it's original. But the fact I am still using this mould is because it works great.
Listen here as a Linea Macchi version affordable for everyone who wants a decent handmade Viola made under my supervision.
General information regarding my Linea Macchi:
The belly, back, ribs and head are hand made by expert makers that Master Russ knows personally and appreciates for their skills.
The critical areas of the instrument construction that present greater difficulty are personally worked on by Master Russ in his workshop in the centre of Cremona, in Via Macchi. This ensures that the instrument will have acoustic qualities of the highest levels.
Master Russ establishes the criteria for the correct thicknesses and measurements for the belly, back and the other elements that have a fundamental impact on the instrument sound for every instrument. These include the placement and shaping of the bassbar, the correct positioning of the neck joint in order to ensure a balanced sound across the four strings, and a perfect set-up that guarantees the best sound possible for every individual instrument.
Finally, following antique traditions, the varnish can be either antiqued or in the non-antiqued Cremonese style.
Linea Macchi satisfies the needs of professionals.
HOW IT'S MADE
Edgar Russ is very serious regarding the constructive specifications of an instrument. To meet these specifications, Master luthier Edgar Russ works together with highly skilled violin makers in Cremona to create the Linea Macchi violins, viola, cello and double basses. They build the instrument’s top, ribs, back and scroll.
Then, under Edgar Russ’ dedicated supervision, the most critical and difficult areas of every individual instrument are made: The thicknesses, the bass bar, the shape of the fingerboard, the neck and its ideal position, as well as the perfect sound setup for every individual instrument.
By validating every single step himself, Linea Macchi instruments are of high quality and suitable for advanced players and professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. We run discounts and promotions all year, so stay tuned for exclusive deals.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed here will take 5-7 business days to arrive. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 7-16 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.
Duty & tax
Each country has its own import tax and duty policies. Non-EU residents should note that the price does not include VAT. Once the product reaches your country, customs will notify you to pay the necessary duty and tax for importing.
Yes, the Instrument you are choosing here in the webshop is exactly the one you will receive.
All instruments I offer here on my webshop are physically existing and available here in my workshop in Cremona, Italy.
15 1/4 inches - 38,7 cm
15 1/2 inches - 39,4 cm
15 3/4 inches - 40 cm
16 inches - 40,6 cm
16 1/4 inches - 41,3 cm
16 1/2 inches - 41,9 cm
16 3/4 inches - 42,5 cm
17 inches - 43,2 cm
17 1/4 inches - 43,8 cm
17 1/2 inches - 44,5cm
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Every instrument can be customized in any possible way: inlays, engraving, initials, coat of arms, decorations with ebony or mother of pearl, gold leaf, gold, silver or precious stones.
Eu duty fee included
Eu duty fee included The European Union duty fee is already factored into the price of this product.