Attributed Giovanni Baptista Ceruti Bass ViolinModified 7/8 Size, Violin-cornered, FlatbackMade in Cremona, Italy c. 1810
Top table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut fir with extremely accentuated grain
Back table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut Italian poplar
Ribs of matching Italian poplar to that of the back table; both left and right upper rib bouts are branded with traditional Ceruti monogram branding
Original scroll of plain grained poplar with a moderately flamed maple neck graft
Mantovani style individual brass tuners mounted on brass plates
Varnish is deep reddish brown
This bass is truly one of the Masterful Bass Violins that exist and is in impeccable condition with most impressive tonal qualities and aesthetics to match. A truly rare example of the work of G.B. Ceruti.
Overall body length: 43 in.
Width at the upper bout: 20 1/2 in.
Width at the center bout: 14 7/8 in.
Width at the lower bout: 25 3/4 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 3/8 in.
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