1819 American Yankee Bass

1819 American Yankee Bass
I’m posting this to see if there is anyone here locally interested in this rare historic folk instrument. This is a “Yankee bass” made in Aaronsburg, Penn. Yankee basses were used to play 2nd revival church music in the late 18th, early 19th century so sometimes they’re called “Church basses”. It’s about the same size as a cello with brass tuners. It still has 2 original gut stings, it’s original BOW, makers label and (likely) the original case. I was going to restore it to play but I have too many projects. It’s in VERY nice condition for being about 200 years old, especially compared to other existing instruments found in museums.Here’s some information and a clip of bassist Dean Ferrell playing an Abraham Prescott church basshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjq4o_9Em94
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bass_viol

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