Kolstein "Luigi Chiericato" Copy Bass ViolinFull Cut 3/4 Size, Violin Cornered, Round BackMade at S. Kolstein & Son, Ltd. Violinmakers, Baldwin, NY c. 2003for Exhibition at the2003 International Society of Bassists Convention, Richmond, VA
Top table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut fir
Back table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut English black poplar with an ebony half moon inlay at the neck block button
Ribs of matching poplar to that of the back table
Scroll and neck are original of slab-cut poplar
Individual Rococo brass tuning gears
Varnish is antiqued deep brownish amber with reddish hues
Deep, lush projecting sound; extremely even in all registers. A fine professional bass violin with impressive tonal qualities for both Jazz and Orchestral use.
Overall body length: 44 3/4 in.
Width at the upper bout: 19 1/4 in.
Width at the center bout: 14 3/8 in.
Width at the lower bout: 26 3/8 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 5/8 in.
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