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Venetian Double Bass circa 1650

Venetian Double Bass circa 1650

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A Venetian rarity from the very earliest days of bass making. The numerous holes that were in the peg-box, the wide C-bouts, the wide stance of the f-holes and the remnants of a double-etched ink-line a long way in from the edge, all strongly suggest that this instrument was originally made as a five or six string violone.

The instrument has gorgeous looks and playability and of course a sound to die for.


LOB (length of back) - 108.2cm (42.60in)
Width across upper bouts - 47.2cm (18.60in)
Width across middle bouts - 33.2cm (13.10in)
Width across lower bouts - 67.1cm (26.46in)
Depth of lower ribs inc both plates - 19.9cm (7.80in)
Body Stop - 55.6cm (21.80in)
String length - 103.6cm (40.80in)

Reference number #2790