Viola da gamba 6 strings Barak Norman model 2014 production

“Viola da Gamba “Division” model Barak Norman luthier English British, 1651–1724 London.

Six string instrument.

It is a model that I am fond of because it was the first viola that I was advised to build given its characteristics. In fact it is a small and agile model, ideal for approaching the study of the instrument. Small and handy in its case, it is the right instrument for virtuosity and agility.

Despite being small, it has a vibrating string diapason of 69 cm which makes it balanced and ready even in the heaviest strings.”

Viola da gamba 6 corde modello Barak Norman, division produzione 2015

Viola da gamba division, inspired By a Barak Norman Model

Oil varnish, colour yellow

Lenght of the body : 64cm

Strings lenght: 68,5

Max top width: 29,5 cm

Min width at cc bouts: 21,5 cm

Max lower width: 34,5 cm

Top: Val di fiemme spruce, quarter sawn two jointed parts. Medium grain

Back: flamed Balkanan maple, quarter sawn, two jointed parts. Medium grain, medium flame

Head and ribs: flamed Balkanian maple, regular grain, medium flame

Making Process