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The back is made from 15 ribs of "shaded" yew wood. The later front, made in 1972, is made from spruce - its rose is based on the original rose design. The neck and pegbox, with19 pegs, are made from stained maple. The fingerboard, and a small heart inset into the table below the bridge, are made from ebony. A repair label suggests that the instrument was repaired in 1761.

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    Venere, Vendelio
  • Collection:
    Royal Academy of Music Museum
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  • Place of production:
    Padova (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
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  • Specific materials/techniques:yew, spruce, ebony, maple
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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum
  • Measurements:length: 790mm; width: 326mm; Height: 250mm; Scale length: 647mm