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Viola by John Simmers, Brisbane 2019

This great sounding and easy to play 16″ viola won a Silver Medal at the 2019 Violin Society of America Competition in 2019. Powerful and clear tone.

Price $32,000

 


Viola by John Simmers, Brisbane 2022

This small viola has a back length of 15 1/2″ and is based on an instrument by Gasparo da Salo. It has been made to be easy to play and has a neck and fingerboard that closely follow the dimensions of a full size violin. This model is renowned for its quality of sound considering its small dimensions.

Available at the Sydney String Centre. John Simmers Gasparo Model 15.5″ Viola Brisbane 2021 — The Sydney String Centre (violins.com.au)

Price $32,000


Studio Series Viola, Andrea Guarneri model.

Instrument

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violas are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs.

This viola is made from John’s own template and measurements. The maple was milled in January 1995.

Price $11,000


Studio Series Viola, 15 ½” Gasparo da Salo model.

Instrument

Studio Series instruments are made exclusively for Simmers Violin Makers from fine quality European tone wood. John visits the workshop where they are made annually to oversee their making and is always striving to improve and develop the instruments. They are very popular and we believe that there no new instruments on the market in this price range that offer the same quality of sound and craftsmanship. The violas are finished in our Red Hill workshop by John Simmers and they receive the highest level of setup, including fine quality hand turned German pegs. The violas are individually numbered and are supplied with a certificate.

This instrument is currently out of stock.

Price $9000