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7-string French Bass viol after Bertrand 1687

Completed: March 2010
Scale Length: 697mm
Materials: Spruce, Maple, Ebony
    This viol was made to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Roger Rose teaching at West Dean College.  It was  made in secret by his students and Superhero Sidekick Shem Mackey.  The effort wasn't completely without peril, we were almost discovered many times.  Overall it was probably one of the best group projects undertaken as a workshop, and to this day, the only time West Dean was able to keep something secret.