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Oliver Radke Viola, 1997, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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This sonorous viola, from the hands of Oliver Radke, is a beautiful example of the work of this respected German master. Made in a modern Italian style, the viola has a two piece maple back of medium width flame descending from the center joint. The spruce top is of medium width grain. Varnish is red-brown over a golden ground.

Violinmaker and bassist Oliver Radke has artfully combined his twin passions since his graduation from the Mittenwald School of Violinmaking almost thirty years ago. Hailing from a family of engineers, Radke is today also a highly sought-after consultant worldwide for instrument makers, especially in the discipline of acoustics and tone production. His award winning concert instruments exhibit his scientific/acoustic approach the moment they are played. Also an expert restorer, Radke's personal stock of carefully selected and cured tonewood is employed in both restorations and new instruments.

Learn more about: German Violin Making Tradition

Size: 16

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