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Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano Bass Violin

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SKU: B2383

Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano Bass Violin Modified 7/8 Size, Gamba-shaped, Flatback Made 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.
  • Excellent condition
  • 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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