Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-803
Maker: Genuzio Carletti
Description: This viola sounds magnificent. Strong and clear sounding with an excellent response to the bow. This viola is suitable for any level player and would satisfy the most demanding player.
Genuzio Carletti was born in Pieve di Cento, Italy. As a young boy he picked up the basics of violin making from his uncle, a former cabinet maker. Carletti opened his own workshop in Pieve di Cento around 1930. He won first place for a viola in Cremona in 1949. In the late 1940s, Carletti also met Joseph Settin, an American violin trader. This led to an agreement with the Center of Violin Making of New York to sell Carletti’s instruments in the United States.
Carletti moved to Cento in 1956 where he lived and worked for the remainder of his career. At this time Genuzio focused on selling his instruments to players and orchestras in Italy and Europe. He worked almost up to his death. His instruments show his wide range of experience and dedication to his craft. The are rich sounding and extremely well crafted.
This particular viola is in excellent condition at this time. Back Length: 42.5 cm 16 3/4 in String Length: 38 cm 14 15/16 in
Terms: This viola is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this viola, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.