bass violin (Sixteenth century precursor of the (violon)cello)
~ String instrument
Sixteenth century predecessor of the violoncello, it was fretless with f-holes and had at first three, then later four, strings tuned in fifths.
|invented by:||Andrea Amati (Luthier credited with the development of the modern violin family.) (in 1538)|
|derivations:||cello (Small bass of modern violin family)|
|part of:||violin family (Modern violin family) (amount: previously)|