Viola d’amore by Thomas Andreas Hulintzky

Prague, 1774

Catalog 54. Viola d’amore – Thomas Andreas Hulintzky, Praha, 1774


This viola d’amore was converted into a five-string viola sometime in the 18th C. The remains of the original long pegbox shows unmistakeable traces of the set-up for the sympathetic strings, which once ran behind the fingerboard. It has been left in this condition. Several of the original peg holes, now not needed, were sealed with wooden plugs, visible on the photos above.



Body length 380 mm
Upper width
185 mm
Middle width 120 mm
Lower width 232 mm
Rib height 42-49 mm
String length 368 mm