Johann Georg Thir, Vienna, Austria circa 1745
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5B2919 Johann Georg Thir, Vienna, Austria circa 1745 3/4 sized: Gamba Shape, Flat back model Bass Violin Top table is a six piece sectional plate ranging in grain from medium at the center joint to fine vertical grained spruce at the outer flanks. Back table is a two piece sectional platetable of moderately slab cut pearwood. Ribs are of matching character pearwood to that of the back table. Scroll is original, typical of Thir workmanship, made of slab cut pearwood with a moderately flamed maple neck graft. Varnish is a deep brownish amber color Gears: Instrument was originally a 5-stringed design bass converted to 4 string design string with individual Tyrolean knob tuning gears. This fine bass is a magnificent example of Johann Georg Thir workmanship, with great projection, and depth of sound. Truly a fine bass for high pedigree with could be utlized for both orchestral and solo capacity use. Excellent condition
- Overall body length:41-7/8"
- Width at the upper bout:18-3/4"
- Width at the center bout:13"
- Width at the lower bout:25-1/8"
- Mensure (string length):40-1/8".