I recently received a commission to build another viola from someone who very much liked the 1st one I made and wanted one like it. That one was based on an 1830 Guadagnini and the record of that build can be found here.
I visited Steffen Nowak again in Bristol to select the wood. His selection was a little limited due to Covid but still had some lovely figured sets to choose from. This what I ended up with. Well seasoned Bosnian maple from 2011 and Alpine spruce from 1992.
I am keeping the design the same but the build process for #2 is recorded below.