The viola, the alto voice of the violin family, truly has the capacity to express the deeper feelings in music. People are often very drawn to the viola sound because of its richness and depth.

I am very fond of making violas and to date, have made more of them than other instruments. Since it is necessary to make violas in a wide range of sizes, I have chosen violas pictured in four different sizes. I am always happy to make a large viola, and two of my largest violas are shown here. However, it has become apparent that smaller violas usually offer most of the rewards of a large viola with some noticeable advantages.

Viola Number 86, front

Viola Number 86, front

Viola Number 86, back

Viola Number 86, back

Viola Number 86, scroll front

Viola Number 86, scroll front

Viola Number 86, scroll side

Viola Number 86, scroll side

Viola Number 86, side

Viola Number 86, side

Viola Number 86, back

Viola Number 86, back

Viola Number 87, front

Viola Number 87, front

Viola Number 87, back

Viola Number 87, back

Viola Number 87, scroll front

Viola Number 87, scroll front

Viola Number 87, scroll back

Viola Number 87, scroll back

Viola Number 87, side

Viola Number 87, side

Viola Number 87, scroll side

Viola Number 87, scroll side

17.25 Viola, Number 69, 1988

17. 25″ Viola Number 69, 1988, front

17.25 Viola, Number 69, 1988

17. 25″ Viola Number 69, 1988, back

17" Viola, Number 57, 1987

17″ Viola Number 57, 1987, front

17" Viola, Number 57, 1987

17″ Viola Number 57, 1987, back