Tribute to Gasparo da Salò

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Double bass 4-string

This instrument is a fairly faithful copy of the double bass Gasparo da Salò circa 1550 that can be seen on the Strad Magazine poster.

On this copy I realized the same pattern of purflings on the table top and the table back as the original, I redraw the peg, since the original was changed in a long time.

Materials :
The flat table back and ribs are in European flamed maple from the same piece of wood and the neck is European flamed maple.
The two-piece table top is made of European fir.
The interior of the box has the same characteristics as the original. .

Oil varnishes applied by myself. The base layer and the old patina were done by the excellent luthier Martin Héroux www.martinheroux.ca .

Dimensions :

  • Body length : 120.0 cm
  • Body width :
    • Upper : 60.4 cm
    • Lower : 77.4 cm
  • Ribs width :
    • Upper : 13.5 cm
    • Lower : 21.5 cm
  • Length string : 42"

Photographer: Philippe Latour