The instruments shown here give an overview of our creativity over the past decade.:
Early baroque violin after Amati
This replica of a violin in early baroque style is based on a violin made by Amati in ca. 1600.
Since the original was converted into a “modern violin”, specific details had to be reconstructed.
Baroque violin after Jakob Stainer
Probably the most famous Tyrolean violin maker and founder of the “German School”, Jakob Stainer built the original for this baroque violin replica.
Modern violin after Guadagnini
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin 177.
We were permitted take measurements from the original of this instrument in Salzburg and its outstanding sound properties are simply captivating.
Fitted with the new Perfection Pegs, the instrument has a completely new tuning feel. These pegs enable the use of a lighter tailpiece which makes for optimum sound adjustment
Baroque viola after Gasparo da Salò
Original in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Custom-made - scaled in the corpus size and string length (to match the modern instrument of the customer). Fingerboard and tailpiece are modelled after the original.
Baroque viola after Anthony Posch
This beautiful model is perfect for building replica instruments in baroque style, as shown here.
Baroque cello after Anthony Posch
In 2005, we built a baroque quintet in my workshop and this cello is its bass instrument. The long F-holes, the South German arching, the slightly masculine outline and the golden yellow varnish are typical features of Posch instruments from Vienna. This model combines features from the South German violin making style with the progressive Viennese violin making trend of the 18th century and is a link to the Viennese Classical era and its violin making tradition as represented by Ferdinand Geißenhof, for example.
Viennese double bass model
after Joseph Stadlmann
Taking various original models as a basis this double bass in Viennese tuning (F-A-D-F#-A) picks up the most distinctive characteristics of the Viennese bass building tradition. The slim, viol-shaped body with its generous lower bout comes with the typical F-holes (instead of C-holes). The rib height is customised at approx. 25cm and helps give a full, sonorous depth. The mechanics are based on the original; the peg box has the typical wings and is crowned by an almost diminutive scroll. The chestnut brown colour changes its tone depending on the light. Both the endpin and the pegs are of course hand-turned in our workshop.
Double bass / double bass viol after Stephan Posch, Vienna 1723
This double bass in Viennese style with gut strings and frets completes our range of historical string instruments at the low end of the scale. The strings are 106cm long and tuned F'-A-D-f#-a.
This typical Vienna model has a viola shape, i.e. with a flat back, and thus counts as a viol instrument. However, it can still be played in a standard baroque orchestra. The Viennese tuning makes it ideal for solo double bass works of famous Viennese composers of the 18th century (Sperger, ...).