cither viol by Thomas Perry of Dublin 1767.
10 strings, 5 courses of 2. A bowed version
of the cittern. One of the first instruments
to have machine tuners. Only six known
19th century French viola by Francois Chanot.
Very distinctive by the reversed scroll,
guitar outline with ebony and ivory edging
instead of purfling as has the slit sound
holes. Sadly the original glued on tail
piece has been replaced on this one.
A 19th century guitar shaped viola by
Carl Padewet, Munchen. A deep bodied instrument,
well made with a powerful tone. A gold medal winner
at the time.
A strange flat back viola . The table
is made from think laminates of maple carved with
high arches. Later 5th string added and the scroll
cut down to a small carved head. Probably circa
19th century viola d'amore. With the traditional
blindfolded carved head finial. 7 melody strings 7
sympathtic running under the finger board. Probably
An early 20th century one string
viola-viol. Purpose made (many were conversions)