After 6 months of work my first viola is now finished and my client has decided to call her “Carice” after Elgar’s daughter.
It is copy of a 15.4″ Guadagnini and weighs in at just 512g (without the chinrest) 575g with a Kreddle chinrest compared with 565g for the original.
Sounds rich and responsive (when I play it like a cello!).
See the build history here.