Douglas Cox Viola Opus 861 ~ 16 58” 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, 2014 #861” and is branded and initialed on the inside. It is built on an original pattern and is styled after the late work of Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesu”. It is made of well aged North American grown wood. The back is cut on the quarter from two pieces of New England maple with medium-broad flames descending from the treble side. The ribs and neck are of maple similar to that of the back. The table is of two pieces of Engelmann spruce from British Columbia of mostly narrow growth widening at the flanks. The varnish is of a rich red-brown color over a golden ground and is shaded and imitated. The fittings are of boxwood with black trim.


Length: 423 mm
Upper Bout: 197 mm
Middle Bout: 142 mm
Lower Bout: 251 mm
Rib Height: 37-40 mm
String Length: 374 mm