viola d'amore (Baroque fretless similar to both viols and violins.)

~ String instrument

Description

While it is fretless and played like the violins "a la braccia", it has a flat back, c-holes and sloping shoulders like a viol. From the baroque period, it has up to 14 strings.

Relationships

type of: bowed string instruments
Wikidata: Q742180 [info]