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Kolstein Music

Venetian 19th Century Bass Violin

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SKU: B1276

19th Century Venetian Bass Violin 3/4 Size, Gamba Shaped, Flatback Model Made in Venice, Italy c. 1860

  • Top table is two-piece wide vertical grained spruce
  • Back table is two-piece plain grained maple with slight figuring
  • Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table
  • Scroll and neck are original of plain grained maple
  • The tuners are Italian Tyrolean individual knobbed gears
  • The instrument is set up for the modern school of steel string playing with a tension-compensating, raised saddle and a Kolstein adjustable bridge
  • Varnish is dark brownish amber
  • This fine example of Venetian craftsmanship produces an impressive strong, dark, typically Italian sound which is excellent for orchestral or jazz requirements.
  • Fully restored to perfect condition by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd.
  • Overall body length: 42 5/8 in. (108.3 cm.)
  • Width at the upper bout: 21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm.)
  • Width at the center bout: 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm.)
  • Width at the lower bout: 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm.)
  • Mensure (string length): 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm.)

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