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Genaro Testore Bass Violin

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SKU: B1346

Genaro Testore Bass Violin Full cut 3/4 Size; Modified Violin/Gamba-cornered; Flatback Model Milan, Italy c. 1760

  • Top table is a three-piece plate of slab-cut fir
  • Back table is a two-piece plate of plain grained maple
  • Ribs of birdseye maple with ebony inserts located at the neck block
  • Scroll and neck of plain grained maple are from a later period
  • Individual Montavani style brass tuners
  • Varnish is deep brownish amber
  • Tonal qualities: extremely fine calibre sound; strong projection and lush in all registers; great solo and orchestral characteristics
  • Fully restored to perfect condition by Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd.
  • Overall body length: 43 5/16 in. (110 cm.)
  • Width at the upper bout: 20 7/16 in. (52.8 cm.)
  • Width at the center bout: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.)
  • Width at the lower bout: 26 3/16 in. (66.5 cm.)
  • Mensure (string length): 42 in. (106.5 cm.)

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