This bass viol is based on an original 17th century model by French maker Michel Colichon. From the knowledge available, he probably was the luthier who added a seventh string. In doing so, what we refer today as a French viol would become an important instrument, deeply changing the music of that time. The head of this viol has been carved with a detailed head of a woman. The intricate gold painting on the front is the only subtle decoration which enhances the visual aspect of the instrument.
Length 130 cm