Maker: Abraham Prescott Bass Violin
Made in Concord, New Hampshire, Circa 1820
7/8th size, flat back, Busetto styled corner blocks.
- Top table is a 6 piece sectional
plate of modified slab cut pine.
- Back table is a 2 piece
sectional table of moderately flamed maple with flames slightly descending at the center
- The back table is of a later
- Ribs are of flamed maple
with maple outer moldings adjacent to the top and back tables.
- The scroll is original of
plain grain maple with a highly flamed maple neck graft.
- Gears: German style tuning
- Varnish: deep reddish Brown
- This fine example of Prescott
workmanship is a strong projecting Bass with great depth of sound. It was utilized for the
past several decades in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- Overall body length: 47-1/4″
- Width across the upper bout:
- Width across the center
- Width across the lower bout:
- Mensure: 42″