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Carlo Antonio Testore Bass Violin

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Carlo Antonio Testore Bass Violin 7/8 Size, Violin-cornered, Roundback Made in Milan, Italy c. 1730

  • Top table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut poplar
  • Back table is a four-piece plate of pearwood
  • Ribs of matching pearwood to that of the back table
  • The scroll is most probably the work of Paolo Antonio Testore. The neck has been grafted to a portion of the original scroll.
  • Brass tuning gears, inlaid two to a cheek
  • Varnish is brownish amber
  • A most important work of Carlo Antonio Testore. An amazing orchestral bass violin suitable for principal bassist position with the finest calibre orchestra. Great sonority, depth of sound, even in all registers.
  • Excellent condition
  • Overall body length: 44 1/4 in.
  • Width at the upper bout: 19 3/4 in.
  • Width at the center bout: 14 5/8 in.
  • Width at the lower bout: 27 1/4 in.
  • Mensure (string length): 41 7/8 in.
  • Kolstein padded cover included with purchase

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