Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Octave violins

Another octave violin (OV4) made by Bruce Gewirz.  

It differs from his previous ones in that he started with a small (14") viola rather than a full size violin.  The sound is deeper and fuller because the viola body is made to sound that way.  I'm having fun playing it and breaking it in.

Here is a family portrait of 3 octave violins made by Bruce Gewirz from 14" violas.