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Violin & Viola d'amore maker

Fusi 7 + 7 viola d'amore size and details

The Fusi 14 string viola d'amore is a model based on my Chardon Casadesus original  - see my article on the CASADESUS ORIGINAL

The body and neck dimensions are identical to the Chardon. The form of this instrument is inspired by a Stradivari design which appeared around 1716. This instrument has very similar character and playing qualities to my Chardon / Casadesus model.

Because this form takes less time to build, it has an attractive price, which is probably why this shape of viola d'amore was created in the first place.

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The back measures 420mm and the string length is 368mm. (average modern viola string length)