Viola 39.5 after Anselmo Bellosio 2018
Although much sought-after and very expensive, violas by the Venetian maker Anselmo Bellosio (1743-1793) rarely represent inspiration for modern makers and it is indeed unfortunate. This small viola model works wonderfully. Arching type, consistent rib height, tonewood choice and solid, robust workmanship give it the character to stand out even among larger violas. A wonderful instrument, currently available for sale.