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Carlo Guiseppi Testore Bass Violin

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SKU: B1271

Carlo Guiseppi Testore Bass Violin 5/8 Size, Violin Cornered, Flatback Model Made in Milan, Italy c. 1730

  • Top table is two-piece medium vertical grained spruce
  • Back table is two-piece slab-cut willow
  • There is an ebony half moon inlay at the neck block button on the back table
  • Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table with ebony inserts located at the neck block
  • Original scroll of plain grained poplar with a moderately flamed maple neck graft
  • The tuners are individual brass gears mounted on brass plates - two to a plate
  • Varnish is transparent, deep brownish amber
  • This exquisite example of Testore craftsmanship offers a solo design bass capable of large , orchestral sound as well as a pointed, projecting solo tonal quality; most impressive in all aspects
  • Fully restored to excellent condition by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd. and so labeled within
  • Overall body length: 36 5/8 in. (93 cm.)
  • Width at the upper bout: 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.)
  • Width at the center bout: 12 in. (30.4 cm.)
  • Width at the lower bout: 22 in. (55.9 cm.)
  • Mensure (string length): 37 in. (94 cm.)

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