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5-String Octave Viola (Viola Pomposa) 16 Inch


5-String Octave Viola (Viola Pomposa) 16 Inch

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This beautiful and powerful instrument is a one-off by Don Rickert, which could become a standard product offering. It has an enlarged 16" body and an ample 30mm wide nut to accommodate 5 large octave viola strings.

Tuning is an octave lower than a viola, with an E-string on the high end. In other words, C2-G2-D3-A3-E4.

Fit with Wittner FineTune tuning pegs

This instrument is unusually responsive across all 5 strings, which is the exception for octave violas, whose C strings tend to be acoustically weak. A VERY responsive and loud instrument that "growls" in the baritone range!

Most players will want to use a high quality cello bow with this instrument

We have one of these in stock that is ready to ship. As this instrument is larger in girth than a standard viola, please call to discuss case options.

Let us know if you wish to add a pickup.

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