Douglas Cox Viola Opus 757 ~ 1558” Gaspar da Salo

The viola bears the label " Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2011 #757” and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is styled after the work of Gaspar da Salo. It is made of well aged New England grown wood. The back is cut on the quarter from one piece of yellow birch. The ribs are of maple of broad flame. The neck and scroll are of maple of narrower flame than the ribs. The table is of two pieces of Vermont spruce of medium to broad growth. The varnish is of a medium brown color and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with ebony trim


A small instrument with a dark, warm tone and easy response. The birch back is lighter than traditional maple, making this viola very easy for smaller violists and accessible for violinists.


Length: 392 mm
Upper Bout: 191 mm
Middle Bout: 135 mm
Lower Bout: 242 mm
Rib Height: 34-36 mm
String Length: 358 mm