Just curious... we've all seen threads about which types of violin corners are better than the other, but what's the actually origins/reasons for Busetto corners? I skimmed various Bass History sites and searched TBDB and there are no mention of why Busetto shaped double basses were ever created in the first place. Violin corners make sense, since a Luthier may literally attempt to create a giant sized violin. Gamba corners from the original development of the instrument (right?). But where the heck did Busetto come from? My Christopher even has smaller upper bouts than most basses... for what reason? Made for smaller people? Why does Busetto corners involve a rounded corner on the lower bout with an extra cut into the rib? It could've been just rounded all the way. My enquiring mind wants to know.