Douglas C. Cox 15 3/4" viola #828 "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremonae 1789" Brattleboro, VT, 2014 - Metzler Violin Shop
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Douglas C. Cox 15 3/4" viola #828 "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremonae 1789" Brattleboro, VT, 2014

Douglas C. Cox 15 3/4" viola #828 "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremonae 1789" Brattleboro, VT, 2014

$28,000.00
Code: VA1575~C109-15

This instrument is part of our 7th annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition, 2024

The viola bears the facsimile label "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremonae 178" and on the opposite side the label "Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2014, #828. It is branded and initialed on the inside. It is patterned after a viola labeled Lorenzo Storioni in the possession of Kazuko Matsusaka of the Boston Symphony. It is built of well aged New England grown wood. The back is cut on the slab from one piece of black birch with three small knots in the upper half. The ribs are of black birch and the neck and scroll are of plain maple. The table is of two pieces of spruce of narrow to medium growth. The varnish is of a red brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with ebony trim. The fingerboard is of Hop-Hornbeam. The principle dimensions are;

Length: 399mm

Upper Bout: 188mm

Middle Bout: 134 mm

Lower Bout: 233mm

Rib Height: 35-36mm

String Length: 355mm

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Article number: VA1575~C109-15
Availability: In stock

This instrument is part of our 7th annual Contemporary American Makers Exhibition, 2024

The viola bears the facsimile label "Laurentius Storioni fecit Cremonae 178" and on the opposite side the label "Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2014, #828. It is branded and initialed on the inside. It is patterned after a viola labeled Lorenzo Storioni in the possession of Kazuko Matsusaka of the Boston Symphony. It is built of well aged New England grown wood. The back is cut on the slab from one piece of black birch with three small knots in the upper half. The ribs are of black birch and the neck and scroll are of plain maple. The table is of two pieces of spruce of narrow to medium growth. The varnish is of a red brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with ebony trim. The fingerboard is of Hop-Hornbeam. The principle dimensions are;

Length: 399mm

Upper Bout: 188mm

Middle Bout: 134 mm

Lower Bout: 233mm

Rib Height: 35-36mm

String Length: 355mm

AME7VA

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