CS9/ 44 English 17 1/8″ viola by William Piper. Brescian model. Circa 1982. Sound sample.
Preowned English 17 1/8″ viola by William Piper. Brescian model. Labelled ‘Camille Violins William Piper Anno 1982 No 93 Birmingham’. With Dominant strings. Length of back: 43.6 cms .Comes with original maker’s certificate of authenticity, with photos.
Fine making by one hand.
One-piece, birdseye maple back. Wide-grain front. Golden-brown varnish. Handmade boxwood fittings. String length: 38.7 cms.
William Piper has been a violin maker and repairer since 1965 when he began as an apprentice at Sydney Evans musical instrument business and has made and sold over 600 instruments.