19th Century Italian Bass
|3/4 Italian Double Bass ~ Orchestra/Solo|
|Upper Bout: 19"||Belly Length: 45 1/4" Top, 46 1/2" Back (to top of Button)|
|Center Bout: 14"||String Length: 42 1/8"|
|Bottom Bout: 26"||Varnish: Golden Brown|
|Rib Depth: 7 1/8" (6 1/8" at Neck)|
|Top: Six Piece Italian Fir|
|Back: One Piece Italian Walnut|
|Ribs: Italian Walnut|
|Neck / Scroll: Flamed Poplar|
Features: An Italian Bass from the 19th Century in its original form made for both Solo and Orchestra playing. The Double Purfling a clear tribute to Maggini while the shape of the bouts reminds one of the Bottessini Testore. A well thought out model indeed.
Note: This Bass belongs to a Veteran Professional Bassist who has graciously allowed us to photograph, measure and display his beautiful Bass within our Double Bass Pages. This Bass plays like a dream with that sweet classic Italian sound these Basses are known for. Truly a great classic instrument. This Bass is not currently for sale!
|Beautifully Proportioned Scroll/Pegbox|
|A Classic Italian Model from the 19th Century|
|Well cut FFs inside the skilfully inlaid Double Purfling|
|A Personalized design of some kind under the Double Purfled Button|
High grade Purfling work displayed here by this fine Italian maker
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