19th Century Neapolitan Bass Violin
7/8 Size, Gamba Cornered, Flatback Model
Made in Naples, Italy circa 1860
Top is a two piece sectional plate of slab cut Fir
Back table is two-piece sectional table of slab cut pearwood
Ribs of matching pearwood to that of the back table
The Scroll and Neck are not original and are from the Kolstein Shop
The gears are individual brass Busan style tuners
Varnish is deep brownish amber color with reddish hues
Tonal qualities: A most impressive orchestral qualities. fine depth,excellent point and definition of sound . This fine bass has influence of the fine Gagliano workmanship.
Overall body length: 44 in.
Width at the upper bout: 21 3/4 in. C
Width at the center bout: 15 1/2 in.
Width at the lower bout: 26-1/2 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 in.
Kolstein padded cover included with purchase