Viola da gamba Treble by William Turner

London, 1647

Catalog 74. Viola da gamba, treble, 1 – William Turner – London, 1647
 Since we are dealing with a luthier of the 17th C., then one should be very pleased to have four instruments by William Turner in the collection. The theoretician Thomas Mace, recommends (in 1676) that one should assemble a viola da gamba consort from instruments by the same maker, that are at least 100 years old.  The age, he admonishes, improves the quality of the sound of string instruments. We have taken his advice seriously!


Mattew Locke – Pavan


Body length 407 mm
Upper width
183 mm
Middle width 133 mm
Lower width 237 mm
Rib height 74 mm
String length 424 mm