Kolstein Fendt Model Bass Violin
7/8 Size, Violin-cornered, Flatback Model
Made in the shop of Kolstein & Son, USA c. 2000
Top table is a two-piece plate of medium vertical grained spruce
Back table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut willow
Ribs of matching willow to that of the back table
Scroll and neck are original of slightly flamed maple
Individual Rococo brass tuners
Varnish is deep reddish brown with amber hues; antiqued
This instrument is one of the most successful designs from the Kolstein shop.
It has received world-wide acclaim for tonal quality, projection and evenness.
This contemporary bass has the characteristics of a much higher priced instrument.