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Bowed suggestions for a Viola Da Gamba-ish

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Bowed suggestions for a Viola Da Gamba-ish

Postby Matthew Orifice » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:29 pm

i've been prototyping a new instrument that is in effect either a modernized viola da gamba, or a funky shaped arpeggione and i am at the point where it's strung up and actually has some hopes of sounding good ( i will be building a second with better wood and finish next year). it's a 28.5" scale 6 string tuned c-c with guitar intervals ( alolows me to use standard flatwound guitar strings).

I'm currently working with a violin bow, but i was wondering if i am likely to have more success with a cello bow and figured i'd throw it out there and see what y'all think.
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