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7/7 Viola d'amore,
Devin Hough, Davis, California, 2009
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Devin Hough Viola d'amore

A privately commissioned 7/7 viola d'amore modelled after an instrument by Benedict Wagner (1723). Single-piece flat-back Bosnian bird-eye maple (also for sides), top European spruce, fingerboard and tailpiece from ebony, pegs from manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.) with bone points.

Devin Hough Viola d'amore

Detail of pegpox: Satyr head and back of pegbox with leaves and acorns of cork oak.

Devin Hough Viola d'amore detail

Details of attachment of sympathetic strings with bone points; gut tail-gut. Oblique view of head.

Devin Hough Viola d'amore details

Rosette with acorns and leaves of cork oak. Traditional bridge with heart and individual holes for sympathetic strings.

 

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