after Johann Christian Hoffmann
String length: 360 mm.
Warm and rounded sound without any harshness or shrillness, not even on the D1 string. Nevertheless the sound carries a long way.
Baptised in Leipzig (1683) as son of the then already well-known and respected lute maker Martin Hoffmann, he followed in his father’s footsteps as an instrument maker. In 1712 he was appointed ‘Königlich polnischen und Kurfürstlich Sächsischen Hofinstrumentenmacher’ (Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Court Instrument Maker.) In 1734 Johann Sebastian Bach, who was a good friend of his, handed over to him the maintenance of the instruments of both the Thomas and the Nicolai churches in Leipzig. Johann Christian Hoffmann died in 1750.
at this moment there is no treble viol after Johann Christian Hofmann available for purchase