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Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Bass Violin

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SKU: b1674

Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Bass Violin 7/8 Size, Violin Cornered, Flatback Model Made in Turin, Italy c. 1760

  • Former property of bass pedagog, David Perlman
  • Top table is a four-piece plate of spruce ranging from modified slab-cut at the center to fine vertical grained
  • Back table is a two-piece plate of slightly figured poplar
  • Ribs of matching poplar to that of the back table
  • Original scroll of plain grained maple with a slightly flamed maple neck graft
  • Individual Baker style tuning gears
  • Varnish is a magnificent deep reddish brown with amber hues
  • This instrument is one of the most glorious orchestral basses; great depth and projection; even in all registers; one of the finest instruments ever to enter the Kolstein collection
  • Excellent condition
  • Overall body length: 45 1/8 in.
  • Width at the upper bout: 19 1/4 in.
  • Width at the center bout: 15 in.
  • Width at the lower bout: 26 3/16 in.
  • Mensure (string length): 42 3/4 in.

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