MV12/ 57 Pre-owned ‘Beare-Tertis 14″ viola


Pre-owned 14″ Beare-Tertis viola. Dominant strings and a back length of 355mm. Labelled ‘The Beare – Tertis Viola Dedicated to the memory of Liouel Tertis Beare & Sons 2000 Dunstable 1/2 size’.

Well-made viola. One-piece maple back with fine grain and tight figure. Spruce front with fine grain. Ebony fittings with a Wittner tailpiece. Brown varnish. With the stop length of 326 mm.

A ‘Tertis’ model Viola has narrower upper bouts, wider lower bouts, and taller ribs. This maximizes the volume of air of the body,  while allowing the musician to easily access the higher register by reaching around the narrower upper bouts. It is named after the viola player, Lionel Tertis, who favoured this style of viola.

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