Northern Italian, ca. 18th c
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A gorgeous Northern Italian instrument built ca. 18th century labeled 'Marcus Antonius Cerin, Venice 1781'. Constructed of a beautiful wide grain spruce top table, flamed maple ribs, a flamed/crotch figured maple flatback, and a lightly figured scroll.
A dendrochronology report completed by John Topham revealed significant cross matches with spruce found on other 18th century instruments by Tononi, Bergonzi, Montagnana, Gagliano, Busan, and Stradivari.
A stellar restoration was recently completed at the George Heinl & Co. shop in Toronto, which included a new bass bar, breast patch, neck/scroll graft, and complete set-up. The top arching remains true to original and the entire bass is in an excellent state of preservation. Before making its way to the US, this bass spent its time in the premier London orchestras, such as the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonia.
A major league instrument that would be at home in the hands of any professional bassist! Consignment.