Viola da gamba
Treble III by William Turner
London, ca. 1650
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!
During restauration: Petr Vavrous and Jan Stejskal
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Body length 407 mm Upper width 190mm Middle width 132mm Lower width 235mm Rib height mm String length 400mm