Pietro Antonio Malvolti Bass Violin7/8 Size, Violin Cornered, Round BackMade in Florence, Italy c. 1715
Top table is a two-piece plate of medium grained spruce with sections added to the outer flanks at the lower bouts
Back table is a two-piece plate of moderately figured Italian poplar with sectional wings originally added to the outer flanks of the lower bouts. There is a decorative overlay on the back table below the neck block button.
Ribs of matching figured poplar to that of the back table
Original scroll of slightly figured poplar with a moderately flamed maple neck graft
Mantovani style individual brass tuning gears
Varnish is deep reddish brown with amber hues
This bass is a magnificent orchestral bass with fine pizz qualities as well. Impressive tonally and aesthetically.
Overall body length: 46 1/4 in.
Width at the upper bout: 20 3/4 in.
Width at the center bout: 14 3/4 in.
Width at the lower bout: 27 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 3/4 in.
Kolstein padded cover included with purchase
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