Douglas Cox Viola Opus 825 ~ 16" Guarneri

The viola bears the facsimile label “Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremona anno 1738 IHS” and on the opposite side the label “Douglas C. Cox, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2013, #825” and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is built on an original model of well aged New England grown wood and is styled after the work of Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu. The back is cut on the quarter from two pieces of maple with medium-width horizontal flames. The ribs and neck are of maple similar to that of the back. The table is of two pieces of spruce of mostly medium growth. The varnish is a red brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with ebony trim.


Length: 410 mm
Upper Bout: 196 mm
Middle Bout: 139 mm
Lower Bout: 248 mm
Rib Height: 36-38 mm
String Length: 364 mm