Pietro Antonio Mavolti c. 1728

This Pietro Antonio Malvolti bass came to my shop through Ken Smith Basses. I had known the bass for many years over my life, first encountering it as an apprentice at Samuel Kolstein and Son back in the early 1990’s while I was still freelance bassist in NYC.

Read a detailed account of this instrument and repairs.

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Malvolti Restoration - Description
Malvolti Restoration - Description
Malvolti Bassbar and Plate Re-edging
Malvolti Bassbar and Plate Re-edging
Malvolti Bassbar and Plate Re-edging
Malvolti Bassbar and Plate Re-edging
Malvolti Neck Graft
Malvolti Neck Graft
Malvolti/Magee Bassbar
Malvolti/Magee Bassbar
Malvolti Front
Malvolti Front
Mavolti Three Quarter View
Mavolti Three Quarter View
Malvolti Florentine Coat of Arms
Malvolti Florentine Coat of Arms
Finished neck graft, new C extension
Finished neck graft, new C extension
Malvolti Back - Finished Neck
Malvolti Back - Finished Neck
Malvolti Back
Malvolti Back
Malvolti C Extension Side View
Malvolti C Extension Side View
Malvolti C Extension 3/4 View
Malvolti C Extension 3/4 View
Malvolti C Extension Front View
Malvolti C Extension Front View
Malvolti Label
Malvolti Label