Carlo Antonio Testore Bass Violin7/8 Size, Violin-cornered, RoundbackMade 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.
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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