The Viola

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This table is being modified and expanded.

 
VIOLA mm. Small Medium Large
       
Body length 390 405-10 430
       
Body width      
upper ca. 188 193 200
middle ca. 127 131 140
lower ca. 228 236 250
       
scroll      
length 12,2 12,5 12,8
       
rib height average 36 38 40
rib thickness 1,1 1,2 1,2
lining thickness 2 2 2
lining width 8 8 8
       
Blocks      
upper end block     55-18
lower end block     50-15
upper corner block width 10-22    
lower corner block width 12-24    
       
arching height      
back 15 16 17
front 16 17 18
       
back thickness      
center at sound post 4 4,5 5
flanks 2,4 2,7 3
at fluting 2 2,3 2,5
center of bouts 2,4 2,6 3
edge thickness 3,9 4 4,1
       
front thickness      
center at sound post 3,1 3,2 3,3
flanks 2,5 2,6 3
at fluting 2,3 2,4 2,8
center of bouts 2,5 2,6 3
edge thickness 3,9 4 4,1
       
overhang 2,3 2,3 2,3
       
       
       
purfling      
distance from edge 3,5 4 4,2
purfling thickness 1,2 1,3 1,4
       
soundhole      
length 78 78 82
between top holes 46 48 50
bottom hole to edge 13-15 13-15 13-15
       
proportions 02:03 02:03 02:03
stoplength 219 225 225-230
necklength 146 150 150-154
       
Bassbar      
length approx. 5 to 4   4 to 3
thickness approx. 5,5 6 7
height middle approx. 13 14 15
       
fingerboard      
fingerboard radius 37 37 37 if possible
length 29 29,5 30
width at nut 5,5 5,5 6
width at bridge end 44 46 48
edge thickness 5,5 6 6,5
from end to soundboard 24 25 26
thickness top nut 4 5 6
       
pegbox      
width at nut 27 28,5 31
width at throat 20 21 22
length 80 82 84
       
elevation 31,5 32 32,5
       
string angle over bridge 157° 157° 157°
neck root elevation 7,5 8 8,5
neck root angle 87° 87° 87°
       
button      
width 22 22,5 23
height 13 14 15
       
neck      
thickness at body 18,5 19 21
thickness at scroll 19,5 20 22
       
saddle      
length 38 39 40
       
string spacing      
at nut 16,5 17 17,5
at bridge 35 36 37
       
soundpost thickness 6 6,5 7
string length 37 38 38-39
       
bridge      
feet width 45 46 47
thickness 5 5 5
height approx. 38 39 40
       
string height at f.b. end      
a-string (gut)     3,5-4
c-string (gut)     5-6
a-string (steel)   3  
c-string (steel)   4,5