GIORGIO CORSINI, ROMA, 1973 15 5/8″ (39.7 cm)
A mint condition modern Italian viola with an Italian certificate of authenticity. This viola was purchased from an Italian collector in Rome. Branded on rib below tailpiece, on button and on top block. The top is carved from gorgeous, medium grained, resonant spruce. The two-piece back and ribs are of very handsome flamed maple, pinned to the blocks with ebony. Truly a gorgeous execution, with elegant finishing of the details, including graceful arching and fluting and perfection of inlay of the purfling. The varnish is a light golden-brown and of beautiful transparency and suppleness. The scroll is also beautifully and confidently executed.
Superb, brilliant tone and easy response make this a viola that will satisfy the demands of a discriminating professional. Certificate by Carfagna of Rome included in sale.
If you’re a ‘doubler’ – someone who plays both viola and violin – the size of this instrument makes it an easy switch.
valued at $9,500.00