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Museum of Musical Instruments of Milan verified

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Harpsichord
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Giorgio Iungman - Chitarrone
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Equipment set-up of 1968
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Giovanni Maria Anciuti - Oboe with spare body
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Ioannes Ruckers - Double Virginal
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Giovanni Grancino - Viola
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Mango Longo - Guitar
Harpsichord
Giorgio Iungman - Chitarrone
Equipment set-up of 1968
Giovanni Maria Anciuti - Oboe with spare body
Ioannes Ruckers - Double Virginal
Giovanni Grancino - Viola
Mango Longo - Guitar

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Description

This viola is a very rare example of a seventeenth-century instrument. In fact, with the exception of the varnish, it has not undergone the transformations and modernizations that bowed instruments often underwent since the end of the 18th century, to adapt them to the new musical needs. The singularity of the viola, built by the well-known Milanese luthier Giovanni Grancino, is accentuated by the unusual profile and the decoration of the fingerboard and tailpiece made of ebony, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell, under which there is a thin gold sheet that gives a particular brightness to the inlay.

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