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.) (in 1538)
derivations:cello
part of:violin family (Modern violin family) (amount: previously)
Wikidata:Q4867994 [info]