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Ceruti School Bass Violin

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SKU: B1289

Ceruti School Bass Violin 3/4 Size, Gamba Shaped, Flatback Model Made in Cremona, Italy c. 1800

  • From the school of Guiseppi Ceruti
  • Top table is a two-piece plate of medium vertical grained spruce
  • Back table is a two-piece plate of moderately curly maple with an ebony half moon located at the neck block button and a decorative maple overlay located below the neck block button
  • Ribs of matching curly maple to that of the back table with ebony inserts located at the neck block
  • Original scroll with matching curly maple neck graft
  • Gears are individual brass tuners mounted on decorative brass plates with two tuners to a cheek
  • 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 deep, reddish amber
  • This bass is a fine example of Cremonese workmanship with a lush, deep, projecting sound quality typical of master Italian basses
  • The instrument was restored by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd. in 1979 and is in fully restored mint condition
  • Overall body length: 42 in.
  • Width at the upper bout: 19 1/4 in.
  • Width at the center bout: 14 in.
  • Width at the lower bout: 26 1/4 in.
  • Mensure (string length): 41 in.

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