Enrico Ceruti Bass ViolinModified 7/8 Size, Violin-cornered, RoundbackMade in Cremona, Italy c. 1864
Top table is a two-piece wide vertical grained spruce
Back table is a two-piece plate of slightly figured poplar cut on the modified slab. Lower wing added to the left lower rib bout of the back table.
Ribs of matching poplar to that of the back table
Original scroll of plain grained poplar with a plain grained maple neck graft
Individual brass tuning gears
Varnish is light brownish amber with reddish hues
This is a wonderful example to Enrico Ceruti workmanship in fully restored condition. Great tonal qualities for both arco and jazz purposes. Extremely impressive evenness in all registers and deep lush projecting sound. A masterful Bass.
Overall body length: 44 in.
Width at the upper bout: 20 1/4 in.
Width at the center bout: 14 1/4 in.
Width at the lower bout: 26 in.
Mensure (string length): 41 7/8 in.
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