A 15.5 inch viola, appears to have been made in Schonbach.  Has a nice shaded amber-brown varnish.  It has a warm, resonant, sweeping tone.  Set up with D’Addario Helicore strings.

15.5 inch viola, mid-level student grade instrument. It has a rich, baritone sound that is well maintained all the way up the fingerboard.  It is very responsive to the bow.  A repair has been made to the upper-right top. Set up with Thomastik Dominant strings.

A 15.5 inch viola.  This is an upper-level student grade instrument with a red-brown shaded varnish over a golden ground.  It has a balanced, clear sound, is very responsive to the bow, and has a light, lyrical quality.  It is set up with D’Addario Helicore strings.