Extraordinary 1/2 size double bass attributed to the Testore family makers of Milan, Italy. An heirloom instrument, the age was ascribed to the first half of the 18th century. Coloration is identified with the makers: brown varnish over a yellow base. Originally a three string bass – three tuning gears are matching with the fourth distinctly different.
String length 94 cm 37 inches
Overall length 160 cm 63 inches
Length of back 96 cm 38 inches
Middle bout 31 cm 12 1/4 inches
Top bout 43 cm 17 inches
Bottom bout 56 cm 22 inches
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