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Museum of Music History Musical Instruments Collection [H 85.09.]

Viola (three-stringed)

Brácsa (3 húros) ( CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: / Brauer-Benke József (CC BY-NC-SA)


The three-stringed viola (kontra) is constructed much like the classical viola, but there are only three strings instead of four. The other different that the bridge is flattened, allowing a musician to play all three strings at once.


wood, metal,


Height: 38,5 cm; , Widht: 21,8 cm;


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Object from: Museum of Music History

- Since its foundation in 1969, the Institute of Music of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences has been collecting objects related to the ...

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