Malcolm Collins, 15 1/2 inch viola, New Zealand, 2017

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Malcolm Collins, 15 1/2 inch viola, New Zealand, 2017

Living just out of Wellington, New Zealand, Malcolm Collins originally trained as a boat builder where he developed his fine woodworking skills.


Please contact us for more details, quoting number 136.

Details

Malcolm is a very natural and intuitive violin maker who has made a large number of instruments. As an amateur musician he was drawn to violin making and over the years has produced an admirably large body of fine work.

This is a typical example of Malcolm’s output having crisp workmanship and attractive wood built around a personal model which is varnished in a warm gold.

It offers a warm, well articulated, evenly balanced tone, naturally rich in overtones. Good bow response and a clear resonance for double stoppings and chords along with smooth string crossings make this a very playable viola in a comfortable size.

Please contact us for more details, quoting number 136.