Vincenzo Jorio Bass Violin
made in Naples, Italy circa 1840
The instrument is a seven-eighth size, gamba shaped, roundback model Bass Violin.
Top is a six-piece sectional plate of cedar ranging from vertical grain to slab cut.
Back is a two-piece sectional table of moderate flamed maple descending from the center joint.
Ribs are of matching character to that of the back table.
The scroll is original of slight flamed maple with matching neck graft.
The gears are individual inlaid brass tuners.
The varnish is deep brownish amber most transparent in nature.
The instrument is set up with the English Low C String Extension Machine.
Instrument is in excellent condition being fully restored by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd. in 1984.
This instrument is a truly fine example of the maker’s workmanship. It is an instrument of amazing tonal qualities and fully to be considered a principal level Bass of significant importance.
Overall Body Length: 45-1/8″
Width Across Upper Bout: 19 3/4″
Width Across Center Bout: 14 5/8″
Width Across Lower Bout: 26 3/4″
Mensure: 41 1/4″