Antonio Mariani, ca. 1675
A truly magnificent instrument attr. to Antonio Mariani, Pesaro Italy, ca. 1675. Slab cut spruce top, paired with birds-eye maple ribs, and matching four-piece birds-eye flat back. Scroll volute is original to the instrument, attached to a later pegbox.
This is a major league bass that spent several decades in the National Symphony Orchestra. If you're looking for a forever instrument, don't pass this one by!