Wes Brandt – Viol Maker

_MG_3787Though I’m interested in all types of viols,  I’m focused on late 16th through early 17th century English and French instruments made with “bent fronts” or tops.

 These were made using the technique of bending and then joining 5 or 7 thin strips of spruce to create the complex shape of the arched front. This is unlike other types of viols and violin family instruments which have fronts made from two thick wedges joined in the center and then carved to shape.

2402 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon 97214
United States of America


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