Martini Oreste (Mantua, 1954)

Martini Oreste (Mantua 1893-1957) is one of the 20th century more representative lute-makers, who devoted themselves to double-bass making (he was also a double-bassist). He built nearly 40 double-basses. He chose different models, but all recognizable by the Mantua school characteristics (he studied with Stefano Scarampella).

Soundboard length: 114 cm
Diapason: 61,5 cm.

This glamorous instrument, that bears the author's initials carved on the back , belongs to Prof. Mario Crociani from Florence.
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Copyright by Sergio Scaramelli