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Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-921
Price: Upon Request
Maker: Natale Carletti
Description: (1904 – 1979) Son and student of Carlo Carletti, Natale Carletti took over his father's workshop in Pieve di Cento with his younger brother Nullo in 1941. His output was impressive, consisting of virtually every kind of stringed instrument except guitars. He was also a cellist and produced about 200 cellos. The period from 1945–68 represents his peak as a craftsman. Stradivari is the most common inspiration, using the 'San Lorenzo' Stradivari violin as a model. The workmanship is precise but not affected, with deeply carved scrolls and full archings. Varnish is of a mixed composition, ranging from red to golden yellow, and labels are often signed. Instruments are generally branded internally and sometimes externally on the back: 'CARLETTI’.
Certified by Kenneth Warren & Sons. 16 3/4” ( 42.6 cm.) Back Length. String Length 15 1/8” (38.7 cm.)
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.