The viola belongs to the alt part of stringed instruments. It is a little larger and longer than the violin but the appearance is almost the same as the violin.
The perfect and warm sound of Giuseppe Carlo Bobbi violas were very appreciated from musicians and directors of orchestra its contemporaries.
The expert and careful accomplishment in wood of spruce and maple, united to special treatments of inpregnating and veneer, pushed the reputation of the lute maker master beyond ocean.
here are some pictures of a viola in restoration