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Kolstein Music

G.A. Pfretzschner Bass Violin

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SKU: B1364

G.A. Pfretzschner Bass Violin 3/4 Size, Gamba-shaped, Round-back Model Made in Germany c. 1910

  • Top table is two-piece medium vertical grained spruce
  • Back table is two-piece slightly flamed maple with decorative inlay
  • Ribs of matching maple to that of the back table with maple outer moldings
  • Scroll and neck are original of plain grained maple
  • German brass plate tuners
  • Varnish is deep reddish brown
  • Tonal qualities: impressive sound with excellent depth and good projection; even in all registers
  • Excellent condition; repair labels from DeLeon and Samuel Kolstein & Son, Ltd.
  • Overall body length: 44 in. (111.8 cm.)
  • Width at the upper bout: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm.)
  • Width at the center bout: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.)
  • Width at the lower bout: 26 in. (66 cm.)
  • Mensure (string length): 42 5/8 in. (108.3 cm.)

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