František Kůs is a master luthier based in Ostrov in the Czech Republic. He has studied with many famous violin makers such as Jan and Přemysl O. Špidlen. He is also a prize winner in numerous violin making competitions in Cremona, the USA and the Czech Republic.
This viola has a two piece back made of Bosnian maple with vivid curls of medium width slanting downwards from the treble to the bass side. The sides are manufactured of the same wood. The head is made of similar Bosnian maple. The top is made of two pieces of finely grained spruce. The varnish is of golden color with a small amount of red pigment over a golden ground. It is extremely easy to play and has a warm and balanced tone throughout all registers.View Instrument