R. Kim Tipper & Associates Fine Violins
RKTV Contact Info: 1111 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N5, Canada, 250-595-5593, sales@tipper-violins.com
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Hugh M. Sutherland, Victoria, BC, March 2010 Flag of Canada
Length of back: 408 mm (16 116")   Playing string length: 378 mm (14 78").
Hugh Sutherland is a well-known and prolific amateur Victoria luthier who has won many prizes in local competitions. This instrument was made on a personal model that is quite shallow in the ribs at the neck (28 mm) and deep in the lower bouts (41 mm). The one-piece back is from a 50 year old log of B.C. maple which yielded most of his best instruments. Front is of B.C. Englemann Spruce. New condition. Click here for photo of maker.
$2,500 Viola front