Viola by Andrea Frandsen, France, 2014

Object type
Calleva Collection
Stringed instrument:Viola by Andrea Frandsen, France, 2014

The model of the viola is of Andrea's own construction strongly inspired by the work of Giacomo Gennaro. The back is made of two pieces of quarter cut Bosnian maple with small to medium size flames assembled in a way that the flames incline downwards to the right. The ribs and head are from the same log. The top in two pieces is made of spruce from the Italian Alps. It has a medium annual growth. The instrument is covered with Andrea's own varnish of a warm golden-brown colour. It is a full varnish with no artificial wear in keeping with the Calleva Collection.
Date made
Object type
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
Stop 222 mm
Neck mm
Back 418 mm
Upper Bout 201 mm
Middle Bout 142 mm
Lower Bout 245 mm
Back (with caliper) mm
Upper Bout (with caliper) mm
Middle Bout (with caliper) mm
Lower Bout (with caliper) mm
Total String Length 372 mm
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