While on my mid tour leave from Afghanistan, my wife and I went to Venice for a day. During our meanderings through St Marks (San Marcos) Square, we went to the Basilica and paid to tour the Museum. Upstairs was the Double bass played by Dominico Carlo Dragonetti. Only 3 strings! I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a couple pictures. No Flash so they have been lightened and had the contrast adjusted a bit in Photo shop to make the details easier to see. The bass is actually darker than the picture. Also notice how thick the bow is, almost clunky by todays standards. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did. Since I'm mostly a reader I thought it was an opportunity to contribute to the group that has helped me. Blessings.