Viola by Alexander Youngson, Glasgow, 1974
About Alexander YoungsonAlexander Youngson was based in Glasgow throughout his career. His violas were very popular with professional players in the Scottish orchestras of the time. Many have remained in the hands of one professional up until the present day and so they are often to be found in excellent condition.
About the violaThe viola was made in 1974. It is loosely based on the instruments of the early Brescian maker Gasparo da Salo and has a generous length of back of 16 and 3/4 inches.
The viola has a one piece back of narrow-flamed maple and a two piece, book-matched spruce table. The varnish is unantiqued and of golden-yellow colour.
How does it sound?The viola would make a good instrument for orchestral repertoire as it is predictable and comfortable to play despite its size. The tone is pleasant and broad.
ConditionThe viola is in excellent condition.
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