Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: 000-737
Maker: Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert
Description: Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert started crafting fine instruments in 1972. Sigrun comes from a musical and artistic family and began her studies at the violin making school in Mittenwald, Germany. Joseph studied music and received a high degree from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and started his apprenticeship with A. C. Muller. Joseph and Sigrun met at the shop of Hans Weisshar in Los Angeles in 1977 where Sigrun had already been working for a year. In 1979, they moved to San Francisco and a year later to Petaluma which is a small Victorian River town, north of the golden gate bridge, where they continue to craft fine instruments together.
This particular viola is based on the Brescian School of makers such as Da Salo and Maggini. 16 3/4” (42.7 cm.) Back Length. String Length: 14 3/8” (36.5 cm.) This beautiful viola is rich and powerful. The short string length makes this viola very comfortable to play for it’s size.
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.