Violone in D by Anonymous

Venetian, 17th C.

Catalog 70. Violone, six-string in D, Veneto, 17th C

This is the largest member of the viola da gamba family, tuned one octave lower than the bass viola da gamba: DD-GG-C-E-A-d. This type of double bass or violone would have been in use throughout the 17th C.


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Body length 990 mm
Upper width
490 mm
Middle width 323 mm
Lower width 584 mm
Rib height 325 mm
String length 1050 mm