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Category
  • Strings
Material
  • pearwood
  • maple
  • boxwood
  • plumwood
  • rosewood
  • olive
  • grenadilla
  • tulipwood
  • cherry
  • plastic
Size
  • sopranino
  • soprano
  • alto
  • tenor
  • bass
  • contrabass
Brand
  • kung
  • kunath
  • moeck
  • yamaha
  • martin wenner
  • mollenhauer
  • pavel cip
  • lu-mi
  • berney lehmann
  • chris english
  • charlie ogle
  • pirastro
  • gamut
$3,959 to $6,365
This model is crafted after Nicolas Bertrand's 1704 bass viol. It is ideal for solos, but it also plays well as a continuo instrument.  The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a matte finished, and minimal decorative purfling around the edges of the instrument. The fingerboard and tailpiece are solid,...
$2,900
The Viola d'Amore is a unique instrument with seven strings for playing and seven additional sympathetic strings. It is a Baroque instrument and shares many characteristics with viola da gambas but is played like a viola. Charlie Ogle's model features figured maple, flaming sword sound holes, and purled decoration on...
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$1,900 to $2,600
Charlie Ogle's tenor viola da gamba is available with a string length of 52 cm or 60cm. Standard: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, purfled borders on the maple fingerboard and tailpiece Deluxe: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, three purfled ornaments on the back...
$4,022 to $5,840
This model is made in the style of Richard Meares' 1660 English consort bass. It is the best all-round six-string bass viol, well-suited for a wide variety of repertoire. The plain model features good-quality, aged wood, a matte finished, and minimal decorative purfling around the edges of the instrument. The fingerboard...
$1,950 to $2,500
This instrument features a hand-carved spruce top and maple sides and back.  Standard: purfled borders on the maple fingerboard and tailpiece Deluxe: double purfling on the front and back, purfled ornaments on the back, fingerboard and tailpiece This instrument comes with a hard case. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made...
$1,800 to $2,750
This treble viola da gamba has a string length of 36cm. It is excellent for consort and solo playing. Standard: features high-quality wood, a carved top, maple fingerboard and tailpiece with purfled borders Deluxe: (not pictured) made with figured maple back and sides, spruce top, double purfling on the front...
$4,851 to $5,838.60
This model is crafted in the style of a 1692 bass viol by English master luthier Barak Norman (1651-1724). This is the smallest of Lu-Mi's bass viols and is well suited for lyra viol playing. Its size makes it ideal for young players or those with smaller hands. The plain...
$2,600 to $3,900
This seven-string bass viola da gamba is made after an original by Nicolas Bertrand. Standard: Made with figured maple back and sides with a spruce top. Maple fingerboard and tailpiece with purfled borders. Deluxe: Made with figured maple back and sides with a spruce top. Ebody fingerboard and tailpiece. Double...
$2,250 to $3,500
This six-string bass viola da gamba is made after an original by English luthier Richard Meares (1647-1725). String length is 69cm. Standard: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, maple fingerboard and tailpiece, and minimal decorative purfling Deluxe: maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece Deluxe with Carved...
$2,368 to $3,860
This Lu-Mi six-string treble viol is modeled after a 1620 original by Henry Jaye. It is the smaller of the two Lu-Mi treble viol models. The bass register does not play as well with all plain gut strings, but the high register produces a sweet tone. The plain model features good-quality,...
$2,914 to $3,871
This six-string model is a scaled-down copy of Henry Jaye's 1620 original viol. It features a high-quality, fine-grain wood with a thick, glossy finish and ornate decorative purfling on the belly, back and edges of the instrument. The fingerboard and tailpiece will either have an ebony veneer, a burled maple...
$2,678 to $2,835
This Lu-Mi Baroque violin is modelled after a 1649 original by Cremonese luthier Nocola Amati (1596-1684). Today, Amati violins are often considered too quiet for modern concert hall purposes, but their sweet, fine tone is well-suited for Baroque music. They shine in chamber and small orchestra settings. This instrument is...
$2,200 to $2,600
This instrument features a hand-carved spruce top and maple sides and back. Standard: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, purfled borders on the maple fingerboard and tailpiece  Deluxe: double purfling on the front and back, purfled ornaments on the back, fingerboard and tailpiece This instrument comes with a hard case....
$3,600 to $3,800
This baroque cello has a hand-carved spruce top and maple back and sides. It comes with a soft padded case. It is available in a 4-string or a 5-string model. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They come set up, adjusted and ready...
$1,750
This instrument is sold with a soft case. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They come set up, adjusted and ready to play. These instruments represent a good value for beginning and advanced students alike.
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$4,900
This Charlie Ogle violone is modeled after an original by Ernst Busch. It is also suitable for tuning in D. It comes with a soft padded case that has external pockets for bow and music. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They come set...
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$4,900
This violone is tuned to D, but can also be tuned to G. It comes with a soft padded case that has external pockets for bow and music. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They come set up, adjusted and ready to play. These...
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$1,950 to $2,150
Charlie Ogle's Guersan model is a standard 5-string Pardessus viola da gamba. String length is 31cm. Standard: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, purfled borders on a maple fingerboard and tailpiece Deluxe: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, purfled ornaments on the back This...
$2,150
This instrument comes with a soft padded case that has external pockets for bow and music. This instrument made with figured maple back and sides, a spruce top, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, double purfling on the front and back, and purfled ornaments on the back. All Charlie Ogle instruments are made in...
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$2,700 to $3,100
This six-string. bass viola da gamba is modeled after John Rose's original Victoria and Albert viol. String length is 73cm. It has a warm, round sound. Standard: figured maple back and sides, spruce top Deluxe: figured maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, decorative purfling This instrument...

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