bass violin (Sixteenth century precursor of the (violon)cello)

~ String instrument

Description

Sixteenth century predecessor of the violoncello, it was fretless with f-holes and had at first three, then later four, strings tuned in fifths.

Relationships

invented by: Andrea Amati (Luthier credited with the development of the modern violin family.) (1538)
derivations: cello
type of: bowed string instruments
Wikidata: Q4867994 [info]