Viola da gamba

I have been interested in building violas da gamba or viols since 1993. With each new order, we build custom instruments that are richly ornamented and have a full, warm sound.

Some examples:

Treble

Treble viol after Gregorius Wenger

This treble viol is based on a viola d'amore body by Gregorius Ferdinand Wenger, Augsburg ca. 1712.

Typical for the Augsburg origin are the viol-shaped outline, the flame-shaped sound holes and the continuous margin instead of a normal purfling.
I carved the small angel's head after an old model.

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