“...these are instruments I have known for many years and I recommend the extraordinarily good sound carrying qualities of Arwed Harms's violas. They are also very aesthetically pleasing. Many of my former students are now playing all over the world on violas made by Arwed Harms...”
|Model||Body size||String length|
|Gasparo da Salò||17,3'' / 43,5 cm||14,80'' / 378 mm|
|Gasparo da Salò||16,5'' / 42 cm||14,56'' / 370 mm|
|Gasparo da Salò||16,5'' / 42 cm||14,21'' / 360 mm|
|Maggini||15,7'' / 40 cm||14,3'' / 362 mm|
|Camillo Camilli||16,5'' / 42 cm||14,80'' / 378 mm|
|Camillo Camilli||16,1'' / 41 cm||14,40'' / 365 mm|
|Camillo Camilli||15,7'' / 40 cm||14,21'' / 360 mm|
|Vuillame - Maggini||15,7'' / 40 cm||14,00'' / 357 mm|
|Vuillame - Maggini||16,1'' / 41 cm||14,21'' / 360 mm|
|Andrea Guarneri||16,5'' / 42 cm||14,56'' / 370 mm|
|Andrea Guarneri||16,3'' / 41,5 cm||14,40'' / 365 mm|
|Stradivari 1715||16,1'' / 41cm||14,76'' / 375 mm|
|Stradivari||15,7'' / 40 cm||14,56'' / 370 mm|
|Lorenzo Storioni||16,3'' / 41,4 cm||14,68'' / 373 mm|
...compared to many violin makers causing a stir in recent press discussions, Arwed Harms is not typical. He is a master of his art and his instruments promote themselves by their excellent workmanship and by their maker's great sense of sound plus his fundamental, ethical honesty...
...I've been following Arwed Harms's work for the last 10 years. I know all the violas that he has built in this period, and for the past 7 years I have myself been the happy owner of one of these instruments. I like the warm, often dark sound of his violas a lot. The solid workmanship, the flexibility and the sound carrying capacity correspond with my concept of the highest quality...
...initially I was only looking for a good second viola, but Arwed's instrument convinced me totally and will not be substituted easily...
...what could be more convincing? Without making a song and dance about it Arwed Harms simply asked me if he could copy my Andrea Guarneri violin from the collection of the Austrian National Bank, simply for the sake of the exercise, and without a commission. The outcome of this experiment was a violin that impressed me so deeply that I eventually bought it and I've been having increasing amounts of fun with it ever since. I recommend Arwed Harms as an excellent violin maker and a person of intense noble character...
...all violas made by Arwed Harms are impressive for their very beautiful workmanship, having a warm varnish and a big tone. I, myself own and play on two of his instruments. One is a very beautiful copy of a violin made by J. B. Vuillame (Maggini model) and it compares very favorably acoustically to the original instrument...