A Good Amatese Viola By Zhen Jie Zhao in Beijing, 2022. 16 7/16.”

Zhen Jie Zhao is the master craftsman presiding over the fifteen luthiers of Cedar Violins in Beijing, China. The workshop produces instruments ranging from just under $1,000 to Zhao’s personal works, which command prices in the $7,000-$10,000 range. This Amati inspired viola by Zhao was crafted in 2022 and boasts a comfortable back length of 418mm or 16 7/16” (just under 16 1/2”) and attractive choices for tonewoods; the two piece back of tight irregular flame, with matching ribs and a simpler headstock, even medium grained spruce, all finished with a highly translucent, carefully shaded and tastefully antiqued varnish with light craquelure. Boasting a highly competitive sound and furthermore, well representing the best of this maker’s work.

Only left in stock