Julian Boby, 1992, bass viol after Barak Norman division viol dated 1696. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Ingo Methusius Paris 2005, pardessus after Nicholas Bertrand. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Gerd Reinhold, Essen 1988, violone in D after an anonymous 17th Century Italian original. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Raymond Passauro Brussels 1959, bass viol after an anonymous original. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Ingo Muthesius Paris 2006, seven string bass after Nicholas Bertrand. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Robert Eyland Devonshire 1996, seven string bass after Michael Colichon Paris, 1688. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Robert Eyland 1996, treble viol, head by Trevor Ellis. Viol after John Rose c1600. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Owen Morse-Brown, baroque and classical barytons. www.owenmorse-brown.com ...the left hand side, a baroque baryton; the body of this instrument is copied from an instrument by Hans Kögel (Vienna 1679) which is also very similar to one by Magnus Felden (Vienna 1656) now in the Royal College of Music Instrument Museum in London... the right hand side, a classical baryton based on instruments by the Stadlmanns (D. A. Stadlmann c.1715 & J.J. Stadlmann 1750 - once in the possession of Haydn's patron Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy). Baryton Photo:- photo Andy York.
Martin Weghaus: Seven string bass after Bertrand - Waldbüttelbrunn 1997. Julian Boby: treble viol 1991. Roger Doe: bass bow. Photo: © Ted Copper.
Robert Eyland: Seven string “Jubilee Viol”, marking 25 years as a viol maker, in pear and ebony with silver decoration. Head by Trevor Ellis, photography Jonathon Bosley. Two views edited and merged by Ted Copper.
Photo: Lucio Ghilardi, edit - Ted Copper. Front Cover Design: Ted Copper, VdGS Graphic: Roy Marks. Issue 11 Summer 2008. A copy of Dietrich Kessler's Richard Meares bass viol. Makers were Judith Kraft, Gesina Liedmeier, Tillman Muthesius, Henner Harders, Sergio Gistri, Pierre Bohr, Marc Soubeyran and Jane Julier. For details see Jane Julier's article and also www.thekesslercollection.com
Photo: ©Ted Copper. Maker - Norman Myall:- Tenor viol after Henry Jaye 1662, back French walnut, neck in plum wood with carved scroll by Norman Myall www.normanmyall.co.uk
Photo: ©Ted Copper. Maker - Robert Foster:- detail of tenor in G, scaled copy of alto after Henry Jaye (V&A museum). Contact Robert Foster, telephone:- 01823 660300.
Issue 14 Spring 2009. Photography: ©Ted Copper.
Tenor viol -1999 by the late Michael Heale. Detail - string length 49.5cm, flame holes, strung in A with Aquila strings. The chinaman finial was carved by Gino Masero.
Issue 15 - Summer 2009. Photography: ©Ted Copper.
Tenor viol - Sheffield 1984 by Michael Plant, after Rose. String length 52.7cm. Bow by Gerhard Landwehr.
Issue 16 - Autumn 2009. Photo: ©Ted Copper.
Renaissance Tenor in A - Frimley 1999 by Stephen Pegler
after Ciciliano. String length 50cm.
Issue 17 - Winter 2009-10. Photography: ©Ted Copper. Six-string Pardessus de viole by Alexander Batov, September 2005, Lewes East Sussex England, after M. Colichon, Paris c. 1700 (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg). String Length 32.5 cm. Four-piece bent-stave soundboard. Pine resin and linseed oil varnish with added buckthorn bark lake pigment. www.vihuelademano.com
Issue 18 - Spring 2010. photo: ©Sarah George. Tenor Viol by Jane Julier, after an original viol, maker unknown. String length is 57cms, seven-piece bent front. Head carved by Susanne Kuster. Made in September 2009 for the Royal Academy of Music.
Issue 19 - Summer 2010. Photo: ©Ted Copper
Renaissance Bass Viol by Norman Myall, front from Cedar of Lebanon, after an original viol - maker Gasparo da Salò, thought to be late 16c century and part of the Hill collection at the Ashmolean Museum. Original string length is approximately 64cm. The viol does not have a sound post or back plate and no signs of one having been fitted. The front has no bars added, but left thicker in the centre forming a spine down the centre of the belly. The average thickness of the original belly is on average about 4.5 mm thick and over the thicker centre spine as thick as 22 mm. The inside of the viol there is not a bar or lining in sight, the linings are on the outside in the form of decorative mouldings. www.normanmyall.co.uk
Issue 20 - Autumn 2010. Photo: ©Ted Copper
Treble viola da gamba by Michael Fleming Oxford, after John Hoskin, England, 1609. Measured string length 38cm approx. Original to be found at the National Music Museum, Vermillion SD.
Issue 21 - Winter 2010-11. Photo: ©Ted Copper.
Detail, bass viola da gamba by Ingo Muthesius, 2007, after Nicolas Bertrand, France. The head, by Ingo Muthesius, is made after an old "manche de basse de viole" attributed to Colichon, conserved in Musée des la Musique in Paris.
Issue 26 - Spring 2012 Photography: Ted Copper
• Renaissance Bass Viol in D (A440) made by Richard Jones : Powfoot, Scotland 2011
• Based on an original (tenor) viol by Francesco Linarol : Venice c1540, now in the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna
• Scale length 71 cm
• Soundboard : Picea Abies from Italian Alps
• Fingerboard and tail-piece ripple Laburnum.
• Neck, back and ribs : Quarter-sawn ripple Sycamore from trees cut in the Scottish Borders
• Pegs : pear
• There is no sound-post. The arching, achieved by bending the board transversely, not longitudinally, is supported by two light transverse bars.
• Bow: beech stick, London plane clip-in frog