Viola a Chiavi

walnut-chiavi

Based on a number of illustrations, the viola a chiavi or keyed viol bears some resemblance to the later Mora harpa and nickelharpa.   It plays with a drone and has a limited range, however, can play almost any music from the era it was made.  This instrument body is made from a single thick and well aged piece of black walnut.  It has a fine spruce soundboard with a fixed soundpost for support, a cherry tailpiece, maple bridge, cherry keybox and maple keys, boxwood nut and gut strings.  It comes with a custom case and a medieval short bow.  Available for immediate shipping.

$1399.95

keyed-viol-5

This instrument only has 5 keys like the 1408 Sienna artwork, but it still can be adjusted to play most music from the era.  It has a solid poplar body with a spruce soundboard with a fixed soundpost, cherry tailpiece, maple bridge, cherry keybox, maple keys, boxwood nut and modern viola strings.  It comes with a custom case and short medieval bow.  Available for immediate shipping.

$774.95US

viole-a-chiavi

This instrument has 13 keys and a very flat bridge.  It is tuned with drones and an octave pair of melody strings.  It has a solid poplar body with a spruce soundboard with a fixed soundpost, cherry tailpiece, maple bridge, cherry keybox, maple keys, boxwood nut and modern viola da gamba strings.  It comes with a custom case and a short medieval bow.  Available for immediate shipping.

$819.95US

This instrument has 7 keys and offers considerable versatility.  It has a solid poplar body with a spruce soundboard and fixed soundpost, cherry tailpiece, maple bridge, cherry keybox, maple keys, boxwood nut and modern viola strings.  It comes with a custom case and a short medieval bow.  Available for immediate shipping.

$794.95US