19th Century Italian Bass Violin
3/4 Size, Violin Cornered, Flatback Model
Top table is two-piece plate of medium vertical grain spruce.
Back table is a two-piece plate of slab cut poplar.
Ribs of matching poplar wood to that of the back table
The Scroll is original of poplar with a moderate flamed maple neck graft.
The tuners are individual brass French Style tuning gears of a later period.
Varnish is deep brownish amber
This instrument offer and extremely powerful, open and lush quality of sound
with very direct point and definition to each note.
The instrument bears a Hieronymus Amati facimile label and a repair label from Antonio Torelli
Overall body length: 45 1/2 in.
Width at the upper bout: 19 in.
Width at the center bout: 14 1/4 in.
Width at the lower bout: 25 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 5/8 in.