William Calow Bass ViolinMade in Nottingham, England c. 18707/8 Size, Gamba Shaped, Flat Back
Top table is a two-piece plate of wide grained spruce
Back table is a two-piece plate of slightly figured English maple
Ribs of matching English maple
Original scroll of moderately flamed English maple with a moderately flamed maple neck graft
Baker style individual brass tuning gears mounted on brass plates
Varnish is deep brownish amber with great transparency
Exceptional bass with fine orchestral, jazz and solo qualities; string projection in all registers with impressive depth. An amazingly beautiful bass violin that was utilized on the highest level formerly in the Dallas Symphony.
Overall body length: 42 3/8 in.
Width at the upper bout: 22 3/4 in.
Width at the center bout: 15 3/8 in.
Width at the lower bout: 25 5/8 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 7/8 in.
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