Instrument Type: Viola
Item #: XXX-1024
Maker: William Robert Scott
Description: William Robert Scott began his violin making journey in the 70’s. He learned his craft by working for Dahl Violin Shop in Minneapolis and Hans Weisshaar Inc. in Los Angeles.
While at Weisshaar in Los Angeles Bill gained access to great instruments of the classic masters and this apprenticeship helped him develop an eye for the important nuances of quality seen in these works. Repairing and studying these fine instruments for the next couple years opened a new world of great beauty and craft which he has tried to capture since.
Gaining membership in the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers in 1988 provided regular opportunities to study and learn more about these great instruments. Sharing and gaining a wealth of insight from colleagues at the VSA Oberlin Workshops (Violin-making and Acoustics) over the past 18 years in no small way has profoundly impacted his work and understanding of this craft.
This viola is an exceptional example of William’s earlier work. This instrument was owned by the wonderful violist Caroline Buckman. The sound is rich and powerful and is very easy to speak. Clear and articulate tone.
Back length is 16 3/8” (41.6 cm.) String Length: 14 3/4” (37.5 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.