For many years viola players lived the hype to play on as big violas as possible and makers around the world had to create big ones as 44 and even bigger. Probably better strings and the better making offered musicians also smaller instruments which actually worked very well and in a sudden violinmakers had to create small violas for everyone.
This 39cm viola of mine is a nice example of this very last viola hype where they are switching to as small as possible. You certainly can not compare a small viola with a super large one when it comes to sound volume, but he playability and its sound quality are boosting you into a different world of baby and comfort.
In order to obtain the maximum out of such a small instrument I used a slap cut maple back and I made the body slightly larger to have still a certain body volume. You can hear the great result.
WHO MADE IT
Edgar RussMaster Edgar Russ has obtained a very high command and expertise in violin making. the result can be seen and heard. A perfect harmony of skill and artistic sensibility in all his works made out of 40 years of experience, constant desire of learning and growing and the collaboration with best violin workshops worldwide. His violin, viola, cello and double bass are well known around the world. Instruments made by Edgar Russ increase constantly their value over the years, making Edgar Russ a distinguished Master violin maker.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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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.