Just thought I'd share this. My wife asked me last night what "gamba" meant, other than as a shape identifier. I had several anecdotal answers...but nothing concrete. So I started looking. Shrimp? No. To pair? No. Ahhh...found it! The string instrument family was identified one of two ways. Viola da gamba and viola da braccio. Da Gamba: for the legs Da Braccio: for the arms So there you have it! It was to categorize the instruments based on how you hold them. Now we just use it to identify bass shapes as it is the only "modern" orchestral stringed instrument that can still retain its most ancient shape. I'm sure some of you already knew this. I felt like I should have known this! But now that I do...I share with you! So...save me the research (I'm being lazy this morning). Where does Busetto come from?