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I was recently thinking...

posted 14 Jun 2018, 09:12 by Lardy Fatboy   [ updated 1 Jul 2018, 16:32 ]
L Viohl
that Ukulele Corner is not well represented with Ukes made in New York. I was however, thinking of something from Gretsch, Oscar Schmidt, Favilla or even Turturro, the big New York makers What I wasn't considering was something from the smaller workshops like D'Agostino or Viohl, but that is exactly what I have managed to invite, a top end  L. Viohl & Sons model

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and it is absolutely gorgeous! Yes there are a few knocks and scratches but then it is over 90 years old and there is nothing structural at all. It is made from top quality mahogany with a contrasting lighter wood and mahogany rosette and perfling on the top; none of the wood slithers are missing but the is a slight parting of the binding and the top at the waist. Tonewise it's a bit quiet but I am not sure about the strings? They are nylon and not it would appear of the greatest quality. They will need to be reapplied, if not replaced and I do think a set of Aquila Nylguts  would do a better job.