7/7 Viola d'amore, 2018

Flamed maple back & ribs. Apple neck with 'blindfolded moor' carved head. Box wood and ebony parquetry tiling inlay on back of peg box.

Carved Spruce soundboard with a bone, Ebony & gilded parchment Rosette.

Ebony veneered fingerboard & tailpiece. Ebony pegs with bone pips.

Linseed oil & pine resin varnish.

String length: 36.5cm.  Body length: 38.5cm.

Photos; www.ellenbroughton.co.uk


7/7 Viola d'amore, 2018

Flamed maple back & ribs. Maple neck with 'blindfolded moor' carved head.  Lemon wood and Ebony parquetry tiling inlay on back of peg box.

Carved Spruce soundboard. Ebony veneered fingerboard & tailpiece. Ebony pegs with bone pips.

Linseed oil & pine resin varnish.

String Length: 36.5cm.   Body Length: 38.5cm.

Photos; www.ellenbroughton.co.uk




7/7 Viola d'amore, 2018

Birds-eye maple back & ribs. Apple neck with carved head and pierced acanthus style relief carving.

Carved Spruce soundboard with flame shaped sound holes. Marquetry fingerboard and tailpiece consisting of Ebony, Box & Lemon wood. Ebony pegs with bone pips.

Linseed Oil & Pine Resin varnish with natural pigments.

Photos; Jason Evans (http://jasonevans.info)



7/7 Viola d'amore, 2017

Flamed Maple Back & Ribs. Plain Maple neck with carved blindfolded cupids head.

Spruce Soundboard with Apple wood Rosette and 'flame' sound holes. Ebony veneered fingerboard and Tailpiece. Boxwood pegs with bone pips.

Linseed Oil & Pine Resin Varnish.

Plain & Silverwound gut playing strings. Brass, copper wound and iron sympathetics.

Photos by www.ellenbroughton.co.uk


Viola d'amore, 2012

Maple Back and Ribs, Service wood Neck with head and decorative carving, Spruce soundboard.  Fingerboard & Tailpiece with ebony veneer, and pegs from solid ebony. Linseed Oil / Pine Resin Varnish.

7/7 (Sympathetic) Strings, String Length: 34.5cm

Based on an instrument by Jean Nicolas Lambert, Paris, 1772

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