Viola da gamba
Treble I by William Turner
Since we are dealing with a luthier of the 17th C., then one should be very pleased to have four instruments by William Turner in our collection. The theoretician, Thomas Mace, recommends in 1676 that one should assemble a viola da gamba consort from instruments by the same maker, that are at least 100 years old. The age, he admonishes, improves the quality of the sound of string instruments. We have taken his advice seriously!
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Body length 407 mm Upper width 183 mm Middle width 133 mm Lower width 237 mm Rib height 74 mm String length 424 mm