Antonio Scarlatti

AS-203 Lionel Tertis Viola

A Tertis model Viola has narrower upper bouts, wider lower bouts, and taller ribs. This maximizes the volume of air of the body, allowing the musician to easily access the higher register by reaching around the narrower upper bouts. 

Performance level. Beautifully-flamed one-piece maple back and ribs, well-seasoned spruce top, inlaid purfling, and ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle. Includes ebony pegs, endbutton, and side-mount chinrest. Deluxe antique oil varnish with a warm brown
hue on a golden based. Medium-gloss finish.

15.5" Perfromance Level

Top: Well-seasoned spruce
Back, Rib, Neck: Flamed maple
Purfling: Inlaid
Fingerboard, Nut, Saddle: Ebony
Peg Chinrest and Endpin: Ebony
Varnish: Oil,  Deluxe antique medium-gloss oil varnish with a warm brown hue on the golden base.