Klaus Clement VA6 Viola 16"
This viola was made in the workshop of master luthier Klaus Clement. Clement began learning the art of violin-making in the workshop of Karl Hoefner/Paesold in Bubenreuth, Germany. In 2010 Clement opened his own workshop in Leipzig, Germany. He is an active member in many organisations including the association of German Violin & Bow Makers. This instrument comes with a certificate, declaration of materials and photos from the maker.
The VA6 has a two-piece well-flamed maple back while the top is made from spruce. This viola has been antiqued with a good cover of golden to orange-brown varnish. Klaus Clement is well-known in particular for his varnishing. The formula he uses is constantly changing & improving as he investigates the effect of the varnish on the sound of his instruments.
Overall this viola has a bright & clear sound with great projection. It has a well-balanced tone and a fast response time. It is ideal for tertiary level study, the advancing to professional level soloist or chamber musician. This instrument is currently fitted with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold on the A, D & G & Spirocore on the C. These strings add a level of complexity to the viola’s overall brightness.
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WHAT MAKES THE CLEMENT VA6 DIFFERENT TO THE CLEMENT VA5?
Higher quality of timber (seen in the higher flame on the back, sides, neck & scroll)
A brighter sound with greater projection due to the higher grade of timber & varnishing