Umberto Lanero Northern Italian 16 5/8" Viola

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Umberto Lanero Northern Italian 16 5/8" Viola


#7247 16 5/8" Umberto Lanaro Viola

Viola ideal for the advanced student or professional. Highly figured two-piece back with clear orange varnish, in excellent condition. Warm, resonant tone and highly responsive to play. 

Upper bouts 19.1 cm
Middle bouts 13.6 cm
Lower bouts 24.2 cm
Body length 42 (16 1/2") cm 
String Length 38.2 cm
Ribs 38 mm


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This is a large, handmade viola, previously owned by a professional player, made in Northern Italy by well-respected & renowned maker Umberto Lanaro. 

*Sorry, this instrument is no longer available*

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Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax. This tax is not applicable to overseas customers.




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We're back 2017! Opening the doors for our 22nd year with as much enthusiasm as day one! 

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Our showroom and workshop will be closing up for a much deserved holiday after the 23rd of December and will reopen on the 18th of January 2017!  

From the team at Atelier Puglisi

Thank you for a wonderful 2016! We've had such a busy and exciting year in Australia’s double bass land! Atelier Puglisi had a successful appearance at Port Fair Folk Festival in March; We sponsored the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in June with 6 Original Puglisi Double Basses and had a sensational array of great local and international players performing on these instruments; Our supply of double basses extended to the wet but wonderful Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival in October and the incredible line up of local and international acts at Bird’s Basement in Melbourne CBD that also opened earlier this year (check out their summer line up here: What's On - Bird's Basement, Melbourne; a tour of living legend Francois Rabbath to Australia; The world premier of Australian Composer Elena Kats-Chernin’s “The Witching Hour” - Concerto for 8 Double Basses by the Australian World Orchestra….

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Our showroom and workshop will be closing up for a much deserved holiday after the 23rd of December and will reopen on the 18th of January 2017!

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