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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Ludovic Proulx, Fait à Montréal en 2017, #03 Flag of Canada
Length of back: 390 mm (15 38")   Playing string length: 357 mm (14").
A very small viola with a big sound by a young Quebec maker. Ludovic has freely interpreted the work of Andrea Guarneri in a model of reduced size and has thoroughly antiqued the appearance in both the wood and the varnish. Click here and here for more information.
$14,500 Viola front
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