Orsolo Gotti Viola Made in Ferrara, Italy c. 1910 Bearing the maker’s label within
Top table is two-piece fine vertical grained spruce
Back table is one-piece magnificent broad flamed poplar
Ribs of matching poplar to that of the back table
Scroll and neck are original of moderately flamed maple
Varnish is a wonderfully transparent, brownish amber
This instrument is tonally and aesthetically exceptional. It offers the player an ease of playing typical of a larger viola with the large, robust viola sound characteristic of only fine calibre instruments.