Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, c. 1620, the 'Delmas'

Bass: 23195

Labeled, "Gio Paolo Magini in Bressa. . ."

Also bearing a repair label, "Andreas Miller in Insbruck Repariert 1836..."

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 101.9 cm or 104.0 cm including the button

Upper bouts: 43.5 cm

Middle bouts: 31.3 cm

Lower bouts: 59.1 cm

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"The bodies of the 'Dumas' and 'Delmas' are made upon a virtually identical form, the most apparent difference occurring in the shape and size of the corners. However, the 'Delmas' is more carefully finished and the curves leading in and out of the C-bouts are more gracefully treated. . . .

Very few of Maggini’s bass instruments still have their original heads and the “Delmas” is exceptional in being the only example of the medium size with an original head. . . ."

A fine and rare Italian bass by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, c.1610, the ‘Delmas’, Cozio Carteggio feature, Duane Rosengard


until 1958 Alphonse-Joseph Delmas (Boussagol)
1958 - 1960 Delmas family
1960 - 2011 Anonymous
until 2011 Anonymous
in 2011 Sold by Tarisio
from 2011 Current owner

Known players

Alphonse-Joseph Delmas ('Boussagol')

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., New York, NY (1960)

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