The Violone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Ad Nauseam, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Over at bunnybass they just posted some pics of a Violone.
    Has anyone ever played one of these? I thought that the oddest thing about them was the (looks like catgut) frets. An interesting instrument none-the-less.
    ~Ad <----paddles quickly back to the other side of the moat whilst the castle's minions hurl barnyard animals at him.
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Check out the Orpheum on-line museum for a bunch of similar photos- like a 400 year old a six string fretted bass! <g>

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  3. Was that the bass made exclusively for John Turners great great great great grandfather?.....:)
  4. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    A Turner in tights and buckle shoes? What a thought!
  5. I do thinks that john wears tights and buckle shoes already!