Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano Bass ViolinModified 7/8 Size, Gamba-shaped, FlatbackMade in Naples, Italy c. 1846
Top table is a five-piece plate of vertical grained spruce, ranging from wide at the outer flanks to fine at the center joint
Back table is a two-piece plate of highly flamed maple with flames slightly descending from the center joint
Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table
Original scroll of plainer grained maple with a highly flamed maple neck graft
Individual brass inlaid tuners
Varnish is brownish amber with reddish hues
The instrument bears the maker's label within "Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano, Naples 1846"
A most historically significant example of R & A Gagliano workmanship in impeccable condition with most remarkable tonal qualities. The masterful instrument is a first class principal bass of fine pedigree, great sonority, depth of sound and incredible projection. Truly one of the great basses.
Overall body length: 44 1/2 in.
Width at the upper bout: 20 3/4 in.
Width at the center bout: 16 1/8 in.
Width at the lower bout: 27 1/2 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 1/2 in.
Kolstein padded cover included with purchase
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