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Ludovic Proulx, Fait à Montréal en 2017, #03
Length of back: 390 mm (15 3⁄8") 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.
Hugh M. Sutherland, Victoria, BC, March 2010
Length of back: 408 mm (16 1⁄16") Playing string length: 378 mm (14 7⁄8").
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.