Nicholas Frirsz 16 1/8″ Viola, 1976

Built the same year as he became the youngest violinmaker to win a gold medal in international competition, this Brescian-style viola is a shining example of the early work by master Nicholas Frirsz. Possessing gold medal quality tone in it’s own right, this viola is in pristine condition and has been lovingly cared for by one owner for 40+ years. Perfect for the demanding soloist or serious musician who needs a partner that can deliver in all areas.

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Tone notes:

  • Huge Bass end
  • Masculine, Gritty feel
  • Strong, energetic treble end
  • Quintessential tenor tone
  • Exceptional tonal balance across all four strings

Physical notes:

  • Wide but comfortable body
  • Golden orange, antiqued varnish
  • Wide, “heavy-set” f-holes
  • Shorter string length (353 mm) for exceptional playability

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