Viola by Alexandra Apenburg and Usa von Stietencron, Newark, 2004
About Alexandra Apenburg and Usa J. von StietencronAlexandra Apenburg and Usa von Stietencron both studied at the Newark School of Violin Making. Usa went on to work in some of Europe's most highly-respected workshops before setting up in Vienna in 2012.
About this violaThis viola was made in Newark whilst Alexandra and Usa were studying together at the Newark School of Violin Making. It is a small viola modelled after the instruments of Guadagnini.
The viola has a two piece back of book-matched maple. The ribs are of similar wood and the head is more plain. The front is two pieces of fairly fine-grained spruce and the varnish is a rich reddish-amber in colour.
The viola has a length of back 15 and 7/8 inches of 401 mm.
How does it sound?This is a very classy instrument with a noble character. Whilst it responds enthusiastically to all sorts of playing styles, the instrument never sacrifices the quality of sound and descends into something strident or unpleasant.
ConditionThe viola is in superb original condition. Charmingly, the label bears the inscription 'to Fred'.
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