Treble Viol for Sale
Merion Attwood, 1993
£3800 incl Kingham case, but no bow.
The viol is currently strung entirely in gut, but this can be changed easily, depending on preference.
This treble is well worn and endured many years of professional use, having been dragged all over the world. As you can see on the pictures, some of the varnish almost looks antique now, having changed into a craquelee effect. It has been lovely to see it age like this and I feel that it adds to its character. It is a really beautiful instrument I fell in love with at the Early Music Exhibition in 1993. My first and only treble for 19 years!
© Susanne Heinrich 2010
If you have a Media Player installed you can hear the treble playing on this website as soon as you enter the Home page. It plays on the first track (Bach, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier and on the 4th track, Robin is to the Greenwood gone). It also features on these tracks with Charivari Agreable on Signum Records: Modus Phantasticus 1,2, 3, 17 and 20; Harmonia Caelestis 9 (echo) and 14; Fitzwilliam Virginal Book 4, 9, and 18
The Sultan and the Phoenix 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9; The Queen's Goodnight 3, 5; Two upon a Ground, Finger Sonata in G (track 11)