Gamba Family Violin family Restorings Atelier

A. and H. Amati, 1592. Body length 45,4, string length 39,5.

Despite its dimensions this powerful tenor, now in the Ashmolean Museum, is very easy to play; this because the (original) neck is very short.

The mounting of this original is in the typical '600 style, with curly maple fingerboard and tailpiece, decorated with a geometrical purfling inlay; only the fingerboard is a modern work.

The sound of this replica is strong but very deep and mellow; of course the big volume of the body plays an important role.

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