Viola da gamba Bass

Ambroise de Comble, 18 century

Catalog 152. Viola da gamba, bass, Ambroise de Comble, Tourniers, 1750

The viol at the arrival

The instrument after the restoration


At the time of its construction, Tourniers was in fact, in France. The wood of the belly is particularly beautiful.The head is also original. Because of its large dimensions, this viola da gamba has been restored as a seven-string instrument), as was fashionable in the later part of the Eighteenth Century


The instrument and the actual owner


Eric Tinkerhess, pupil of Catharina Meints-Caldwell, has recorded Forqueray and other works with this viol.


Bass 1762 – 1641
1765 – 1629



Body length mm
Upper width
Middle width mm
Lower width mm
Rib height mm
String length mm