Carlo Radrizzani, ca. 1945

Carlo Radrizzani

Milan Italy, c.1945


String Length 42"
Body Length 42 1/2 "
Rib Depth 7 7/8 "
Upper Bout 19 1/2 "
Middle Bout 15"
Lower Bout 27 1/4"

Carlo Radrizzani (1896-1986) attended the School of Violin Making in Cremona and worked with his father Angelo in Milan and Vevey, Switzerland. Angelo (1870-1955) started work in Venice with his brother Alessandro (1864-1946) and then went on to work with both Giuseppe Rossi and Leandro Bisiach. Both Carlo and his father made the same model and their basses are popular. This bass was completely restored by Samuel Kolstein and Son in 1977 and is in beautiful condition. The sound is warm and open and the instrument is very easy to play.