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Viola d'amore

after Joan. Udalricus Eberll, Pragae 1740

The original of this instrument is in the Museum of the Royal College of Music in London. It has 7 playing + 7 sympathetic strings.

On my version I have shortened the pegbox and have strung it with metal strings but made it without the sympathetic strings. The result is a louder, more resonant instrument that also speaks more readily.

Body length 38.6 cm, string length ca. 37.5 cm.

more photos:

front view rear view front view side view front view a different front view head on viola d’amore rose

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