Andreas Postacchini Bass Violin made in Fermo, Italy circa 1857
This fine example of Postacchini workmanship was formerly from the David Perlman Instrument Collection.
The Instrument is full cut 3/4 size roundback model, that in original design was gamba shaped, however the instrument was converted from gamba design to it’s present violincornered design, possibly within the Postacchini shop.
- The top table is a six piece section table of spruce
- The back table is a two piece sectional table of slab cut poplar
- The ribs are of matching character poplar to that of the back table.
- The scroll is original of slight figured poplar with a plain grain maple neck graft
- Gears are individual brass tuners of a later period.
- The varnish is a deep reddish brown color with amber hues.
- This instrument is a first class orchestral instrument with great depth , evenness and projection in all registers.
- Principal Dimensions are as follows:
- Overall Body Length : 44 1/4 “
- Width Across the Upper Bout: 21 1/8”
- Width Across the Center Bout: 15”
- Width Across the Lower Bout: 26 5/8”
- Mensure: 41 5/8”