Viola #1 made is 2008 at the NBSS. This was my forth instrument and first viola that I made. It is based off of a Andrea Guarneri and measures 16 1/4″. This viola is owned and played on by Leonardo Vásquez.
“Among the various shapes and sizes that one has to deal with when trying to find the right viola, an instrument that convinces you after playing two notes on might just help you make a decision! Joe McDevitt’s fine work drew me in right away even though I had already been trying other instruments. After playing his viola in orchestra, chamber music, and as a soloist with orchestra, I can truly say that it has always performed with clarity, resonance, and ease.”