Charles Ervin Violins, Inc.

Viola by Charles Ervin Violins, Inc.

Modeled after Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1574

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One of the earliest violas in existence, the original by Andrea Amati has been the concert instrument of a solo artist. It was featured in Simone Sacconi's book, The Secrets of Stradivari, 1972. Its dimensions are: length 418 mm, width upper bouts 202 mm, width lower bouts 404 mm.

Dr. Ervin met with the artist in order to measure and photograph the viola directly. He made the viola illustrated in these photos for Bob Fried, the Music Director of the Arius Chamber Music Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Charles Ervin Violins, Inc.

6508 Shoal Creek
Austin TX 78757
(512) 467-2277
(575) 613-5677

Website: http://www.ervinviolins.com/
E-mail: crervin@ervinviolins.com