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Hi everyone, In late 2019, I decided to upgrade to a better viola. Fortunately as I have long arms and fingers, I wanted to try playing a larger instrument and that was when I stumbled upon someone selling his 17" viola. He was a retired man of very tall built and former professional player in an orchestra. The label states "Peter T Gallacher” from Edinburgh back in 1942. I tried looking this up, but could not find much information about the origins of this viola other than it originated in the UK and the previous owner brought it to here in Australia decades ago. Would anyone here h
I'M RESEARCHING INSTRUMENT MAKER,JULIUS LUDEMANN,KOHN,GERMANY,BORN 185O's.A MAKER OF WOODWIND ,BRASS AND STRING INSTRUMENTS. THE NEW LANGWILL INDEX GIVES LITTLE INFORMATION.I HAVE A CLARINET IN MY COLLECTION MADE BY HIM,I KNOW OF A FLUTE,ALSO MADE BY J.L.IT IS AS A VIOLIN AND STRING INSTRUMENT MAKER TO THE GERMAN COURT THAT HE WAS BEST RECOGNISED.ANY INFO.OR LEADS WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED. KEITH.