AS01/ 35 Antique 16″ viola. Labelled: ‘Carvana Biagio Marsigliese, Via Criscenzio, Roma 1935’. Sound sample.


AS01/ 35  Antique 16″ Viola. Labelled: ‘Carvana Biagio Marsigliese, Via Criscenzio, Roma 1935.’ With Thomastik Dominant strings.

Professional player comment: ‘Great depth with haunting sound. Very mellow with even tone across the register.’


Rustic handmade viola  with neck graft. Made of plain pine front with plain figured maple back sides and neck scroll. Red-brown translucent oil varnish. Ebony fittings.  With length of back of 16″ (40.64 cm)  and string length of 37cm.

Biagio Caruana Marsigliese (1885, to1957), a  violin maker active from 1905 in Rome.  He was awarded Gold medals awarded at Padua, Rome, Florence, and Cremona. He was also a double bass player

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