Modern Viola by Finnigan Klaembt, 2015, Germany

Object type
Calleva Collection
Stringed instrument: Modern Viola by Finnigan Klaembt, 2015, Germany

The viola is an original design based on the work of Nicolo Amati. The back, of two pieces, is made of medium flamed maple descending from the joint. The sides and scroll are of similar wood. The belly of the instrument is made of fine grained spruce that becomes broader in the flanks. The viola is varnished with oil varnish and is of an orange brown colour. The tuning pegs, tailpiece and chinrest are made of ebony.
Date made
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Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
Stop mm
Neck mm
Back 414 mm
Upper Bout 196.5 mm
Middle Bout 137.5 mm
Lower Bout 243 mm
Back (with caliper) mm
Upper Bout (with caliper) mm
Middle Bout (with caliper) mm
Lower Bout (with caliper) mm
Total String Length mm
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