Viola by Paolo Vettori, 2021 "Lacus Benacus"

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This rare viola by Paolo Vettori is one of the most remarkable instruments we have seen. The craftsmanship is truly unique and the front plate is made out of 200-year-old wood. The one-piece back is also a marvel! The sound is rich, powerful and most importantly, balanced, which can be one of the most difficult aspects of a viola to get right. From the bottom of the C to the top of the A string, the viola sounds uniform and clear throughout.
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    Paolo Vettori
  • Model
    Gasparo da Salò
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Paolo Vettori

Each instrument is unique

Paolo adds his personal touch to each of his instruments giving them a distinct personality and flair.

Historical Wood

The front of the viola is made with 200 year old reclaimed wood from a historical Florentine building selected by Paolo for its acoustic properties. It comes with its own dendrochronology report.

Paolo Vettori

Paolo Vettori

Paolo Vettori is one of the most established makers on our list and his stunning violins and cellos have been played by top musicians for years. He has a unique style and an innovative spirit which you can see reflected in his work. His craftsmanship is excellent and he produces very fine instruments. He works with his two sons, Dario and Lapo, and his daughter Sofia, all fine makers themselves. Together, the team at Vettori workshop creates some of the finest violins and cellos you'll ever hear. Their instruments are played by soloists as well as many orchestral principals due to their powerful and refined sound.

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