From the archive: a viola by Jacob Stainer, 1670


This illustration of a viola by Jacob Stainer was published in The Strad, May 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Mr Posner’s Stainer viola is easily the finest, in every respect, known to me. It measures 16 11/16ths in body ...

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