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A viola da gamba, also known as a viol, refers to any member of a family of bowed or plucked string instruments. The viola da gamba family likely originated in Spain in the 15th century. The only member of the viola da gamba family still in common use today is the double bass.

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How can I hang a viola de gamba on the wall?

Will a standard guitar hangar work? And is there a measurement or way to tell if a particular hangar will work for a particular instrument? Is this a safe way to store my instrument? I’ve provided a ...
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Viol Tuning lowest note

Are there any instruments of the viol family that can reach C1 in pitch? I have tried searching it up online but I can't find any results.
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Alternatives to gut for fretting a viol(a)

I bought a beginner's viola a while back with the intention of learning some, but we never really hit off. In the meantime I rented a bass viol for a while and really enjoyed this one. Since I can no ...
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Was the viola da gamba or violin particularly associated with England in the late 16th or early 17th century?

The viola da gamba was an instrument in use throughout western Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries; the modern(ish) violin became popular around the turn of the 17th century. But instruments ...
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