I have owned this viola from new and have used in professionally in quartet and orchestral playing. Lovely full sound which carries well.
The one-piece back of maple of strong medium-fine curl slightly descending across the back from the treble down towards the bass flank. The ribs, pegbox, and scroll similar. The front of spruce in two pieces of medium-fine grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a rich orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
Please listen to a small clip of the viola below.