Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, 1800

Bass: 45118

Bearing its original label, "Jo, Baptista Ceruti Cremonensis / fecit Cremonæ 1800" and branded twice externally on the ribs with his mongram.

Back: Two-piece of slab-cut walnut

Top: Two-piece of spruce, with wings attached to the lower bouts

Scroll: Walnut

Ribs: Walnut

Varnish: Red and thick

Length of back: 108.2 cm

Upper bouts: 51.4 cm

Middle bouts: 36.3 cm

Lower bouts: 65.1 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


"His [Ceruti's] large model is robust (fig. 35), recalling a Brescian form with only slightly inclined shoulders, and in fact the measurements are remarkably similar to the "Dragonetti" Maggini...."

Cremonese Double Basses, Duane Rosengard, Cremonese Double Basses, Cremona


in 2017 Dextra Musica


  • Cremonese Double Basses, Duane Rosengard, Editrice Turris, Cremona (illustrated)
  • Looking at the Double Bass, Raymond Elgar, Stephen W. Fillo, Princeton (illustrated)


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