Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-805
Maker: Helmuth Keller
Description: 16-1/2” viola made by Philadelphia maker Helmuth Keller, and modeled after the Vieuxtemps Gasparo da Salo viola, in particularly fine condition. The two-piece maple back is of medium-narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium to fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 420 mm, Upper Bouts: 208 mm, Middle Bouts: 143.5 mm, Lower Bouts: 248 mm, String Length: 366 mm.
This viola was owned and performed on by Ingrid Hutman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The sound is rich and penetrating.
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.