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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