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Based on the body shape of Belchior Dias from 1581. Four courses tuned in modern a' with a string length of 53cm. Made of gorgeous figured alder in 2011, the guitar has been regularly played yet is in good condition. This guitar has proved very easy to play, as a solo instrument and for strummed accompaniment likewise, with a comfortable string heigth of 3mm at the 10th fret. 1900 € (no VAT: 1532 €).
Originally 4 strings (currently 5, not pictured), 9 ribs of Sapele with thin ebony spacers, the neck is dyed maple. String length 86 cm, tuned G'CFAd. This specimen was made in 2013. 1500 € (no VAT: 1209 €).
Based on a Treble viol by Henry Jaye I, London, early 17th century. 6 strings, string length 40cm, tuned in d'. Maple with double line inlays and a decorative carving on the back of the pegbox. The fingerboard and tailpiece are veneered with cherry and ebony. Made in 2010. Comes with a strong plywood box. Comes with a bow that is too light, it is recommended to purchase a better bow from a bow maker. When this viol was played with a professional quality bow, the sound was immediate and bright. Has been played quite a lot, but is as good as new. Asking 2500 € (no VAT: 2016 €).