The Strad’s latest addition to its poster collection showcases the G.B. Guadagnini ‘Cozio’ viola 1773
This viola is one of the first to be made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini during his ‘Turin period’, which saw the crafting of some of his finest works. His regular income from Count Cozio di Salabue gave him greater freedom to experiment, as evidenced by this small-size viola with high-set f-holes and enlarged centre bouts. With a back length of 400mm, it has wide, full arching and a brilliant yellow-orange varnish. The poster includes high-definition CT scans as well as full measurements.
**Subscribers to The Strad print edition will receive a free copy of this poster with the January issue - as part of a package that includes two free posters a year worth £39. More details on this offer and how to subscribe are on The Strad Shop**