Viola by Edward Elliott, Northumberland, 1913

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Viola by Edward Elliott, Northumberland, 1913

About Edward Elliott

Edward Elliott was born in Newcastle in 1855. By 1891 he was living in the village of Monkseaton, just a few miles away from the city. Like many amateur instrument makers, Elliott´s professional background was in woodworking: he is recorded as a manufacturer of handrails and employed others in this trade. It is clear from this viola that Elliott was a skilled craftsman who was able to turn his hand to making a charming instrument.

About the viola

The viola was made in Monkseaton in 1913 and is of a personal model.

The viola has a one piece back of plain, slab-cut sycamore. The front is two pieces of semi slab-cut pine with a wide grain and the varnish is golden-amber in colour.

The viola has a length of back of 15 inches.

How does it sound?

This viola has a warm, intimate sound with a particularly silky character to the lower end. It would be a lovely musical partner for exploring chamber and orchestral repertoire.


The viola is in good condition and bears its original label.

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