Viola da gamba
Treble, in Italian Renaissance form (Ganassi)
Spain or Italy

Viola da gamba in Ganassi-form

Viola da gamba in Ganassi-form

Compare this woodcut from Regola Rubertina (1542-43) by Ganassi
to the outline of our viol

viola da gamba at exhibition Perugia

The Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque viols in concert:
Music for Charles V and Philip II

Body length 362 mm
Upper width 170 mm
Middle width 112 mm
Lower width 210 mm
Rib height   31 mm
String length 388 mm

updated 31.12.2009