Viola da gamba
Treble II by William Turner
Viola da gamba William Turner, London, 1656
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 408 mm Upper width 195 mm Middle width 144 mm Lower width 232 mm Rib height 61 mm String length 444 mm