Douglas Cox Viola Opus 129 ~ 17¼” Gaspar da Saló

The viola bears the label "Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1988, #129" and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is built after the work of Gaspar da Salo and is made of well aged New England grown wood. The back is cut on the quarter from two pieces of maple with medium width flames descending from the center joint. The ribs and scroll are of maple matching that of the back. The table is of two pieces of spruce of narrow growth in the center, medium to broad elsewhere. The varnish is of a dark golden brown color and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with black trim.


A one-owner viola, #129 came back into the studio in December of 2013. This is an excellent early example of the large Gaspar da Saló model.


Length: 440 mm
Upper Bout: 212 mm
Middle Bout: 143 mm
Lower Bout: 253 mm
Rib Height: 38-40 mm
String Length: 383 mm