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Lu-Mi 6-String Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman

by Lu-Mi
1 review
£3,750.00
£3,125.00 excluding VAT (UK Export Price)
SKU LUMBVBN

The master 6-string Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman (ca1692). The Barak Norman division bass viol has a slightly shorter string length designed specifically for renaissance solo bass viol repertoire. The division bass viol is also a perfect bass for a player with smaller hands. This Lu-Mi viol is made from very high quality wood and combines excellent craftsmanship with a full, rich, rounded sound and a beautiful appearance. The ribs, back and neck are made of sycamore, the top of spruce, and the fingerboard and tailpiece of sycamore with ebony veneer or birds-eye maple. The wood is fully kiln-dried for stability.

  • String length: 658 mm
  • Corpus length: 633 mm
  • Corpus width: Up 279 mm / Mid 204 mm / Low 332 mm

About Lu-Mi

The Lu Mi range of instruments is the result of years of development and refinement overseen by Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, the leading Finnish gamba player. They are instruments designed by a player of distinction with other professional performers in mind, and are faithful to the authentic light construction techniques of early strings.

Bass Viol Full Package

The full package bass viol come with a fitted hard case and a Lu-Mi bass viol bow. 

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A Early Music Shop Customer
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28/05/2021
Robert M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A well-made soloist's instrument, worth considering.

It's always a bit of a gamble buying instruments online. Apart from technical aspects there is also the subjective element: will I like it? Well, this "Division viol" is very well made. It is loud, projecting, and with a great setup: it's easy to play. To be critical, I did not like the strings, so replaced the trebles. For my taste they were a bit scratchy and a bit trebly. But strings are easily replaceable, so I never worry about that. I'm enjoying playing it, and think it good value for the money, compared to a luthier-made instrument. The top is carved rather than bent - you might have an opinion on which method is the best. The string length makes this a small bass, excellent for solo playing with or without accompaniment. I would consider buying from the Lu-Mi Master range again. The Kingham case is superb - the best I've ever had. I did not buy the bow, having a couple already.

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