Tsuguo Toyoshima studied in Cremona and is a former student of Charles Edward Smith, Workshop Master at London’s J&A Beare. He also happens to be Montserrat Solé and Mercé Solé’s teacher. This viola is a copy of the famous A. Guarneri 1676 “Contevitale”. It’s distinguished by its mature and warm sound. Excellent price-quality ratio.