Small 7 String Bass Viol after Colichon – Paris 1683

This is a smaller soloist model but still manages to have a very respectable sounding low A string. The French were keen to acquire old English basses for conversion to 7 strings so it is not surprising that Colichon adopted the bent front construction method. Susanne Heinrich uses one of these on her award winning solo album ‘Mr Abel’s Fine Airs.’

String length 67.5-69.5cm