CST9/ 09c Handmade 16.5″ Viola by Akos Balazs, Hungary, circa 2013. Sound sample
Handmade 16.5″ Viola by Akos Balazs, Hungary. ‘Golden series’. Circa 2013. Dominant strings with a back length of 42 cm. Labelled ‘Gold series Balazs Akos Kezult Balazs hangs zerkeszito mester muhelyeben www.bainstruments.com Hungary, Budapest 2013’
Well-made viola. Two-piece maple back with fine grain and medium figure. Spruce front with medium grain. Rosewood pegs, tailpiece and endpin, Ebony chinrest. Golden brown varnish. With the stop length of 374 mm. After gaduating from the Lizst Ferenc Zeneakademia in Budapest, where he studied instrumnet making under the tutelage of esteemed Hungarian luthiers Laszlo Nemessanyi and János Héjja, Akos set up his own workshop in 2006. However, as his work is such high demand he now employs 5 luthiers to assist him. We sell a lot of his instruments because they have excellent sound quality at a reasonable price.