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Cool Paris/Bernardel School c.1900-1920 (Awaiting Restoration)

This is a beautiful French Bass, Paris/Bernardel School c.1900-1920 (attributed to the shop of Léon Bernardel (1853–1931)). Unlike the Mirecourt school where just about every violin cornered bass has the Purfling going around both the upper top and back as well a the back false Cello button, this violin cornered bass is clean and simple. The quality is in the simplicity of the beautiful craftsmanship. Originally made as a 3-string bass, possibly for the English market.

String Length; 41 1/4"
Top/Back Length; 44 3/4" top, 45 1/2" Back to the button
Upper Bout; 20 3/4"
Middle Bout; 15"
Lower Bout; 26 1/4"
Ribs (not including plates); 7 3/4" (Upper Bout tapers to 6" at the Neck)
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